Stationery postcard to Asilo de San Rafael prison, Madrid, 1937
Sent from an unidentified prison to Asilo de San Rafael
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Stationery postcard Edifil 69 to Asilo de San Rafael prison, in Madrid, with censor mark Heller RM1.1. No postmarks, but text on the back dated on January 18, 1937. The sender is Luis Barrero, and his info on the front writes "5 dtº drª nº1", wich stands for "5º Dormitorio Derecha, Nº 1" (5th Dormitory Right, Number 1). See lot CT103 in this website for another stationery postcard sent by the same sender to the same addressee, from Valencia prison. Addressed to Carmen Huerta Cebrián.
Asilo de San Rafael was a religious hospital for children, transformed into an improvised prison for women in 1936. Carmen Huerta Cebrián was sentenced to six monthes in prison for disaffection to the regime on March 5, 1937 (see Archivo Histórico Nacional, Tribunales Populares y Jurados de Urgencia y de Guardia de Madrid, signature FC-CAUSA_GENERAL,113,Exp.11).
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