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Boumard Fils holy cards collection

Identifier: CSC-030

Scope and Contents

This collection contains holy cards printed by the Boumard Fils company. Subjects depicted on the cards include the Blessed Virgin Mary, Jesus Christ, the Eucharist, and other religious images. Some of the cards have handwritten and typed inscriptions on the versos.


  • 1915-1963


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Restrictions on Access

This collection is open and available to the public for research in the U.S. Catholic Special Collections reading room. The materials are non-circulating.

Copyright Notice

Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers,or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

History of Boumard Fils

Boumard Fils, also known as Boumard et Fils, was a family-run publisher of religious art, active at the beginning of the twentieth century. Boumard Fils was located in the Saint-Sulpice neighborhood of Paris, the center of the religious printing industry in France. The artwork on their earlier cards is exemplary of the Saint-Sulpician style.


0.125 Linear Feet (2 folders in Small Collections box 4)


A collection of holy cards printed by Boumard Fils, a French publisher of religious images.

Statement of Arrangement

Holy cards have been arranged in approximate chronological order, based on serial numbers and the presence of the "Boumard Fils" logo that was used on later cards.


U.S. Catholic Special Collections, 302 Roesch Library

Separated Material

The Commemorative Holy Cards Collection (CSC9) contains eight holy cards printed by Boumard Fils, dated between 1924 and 1968.

General Physical Description note

0.1 linear feet

Guide to the Boumard Fils holy cards collections
Finding aid prepared by Colleen Mahoney
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Repository Details

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