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Front cover of issue 04786 of Cromos featuring Natalia Navarro.
Front cover of issue 04786 of Cromos featuring Natalia Navarro.
Director Jairo Dueñas Villamil
Editor-in-chief Fernando Gómez Garzón
Frequency Weekly
Founder Miguel Santiago Valencia
Abelardo Arboleda Restrepo
First issue 16 January 1916 (1916-01-16)
Company Inversiones Cromos S.A.S.
Country Colombia
Based in Bogotá, D.C.
Language Spanish
ISSN 0011-1708
OCLC number 7682578

Cromos is a Colombian varieties and photojournalism magazine, known for widely covering the Miss Colombia pageant on editions called Mini Cromos. The magazine was founded in 1916 by Miguel Santiago Valencia and Abelardo Arboleda, both from the Colombian city of Popayán.[1][2][3] It is published on a weekly basis and has its headquarters in Bogotá, D.C..[3]

Cromos is part of the Library of Congress September 11 Web Archive and preserves the web expressions of individuals, groups, the press, and institutions in the United States and from around the world in the aftermath of the attacks in the US on September 11, 2001.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Dossier de Arteamérica". Arte America. Retrieved 7 February 2013. 
  2. ^ Mario R. Garcia (27 August 2014). "Cromos: visual surprises characterize Colombian magazine". Garcia Media. Retrieved 10 April 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "Cromos (Colombia)". Publicitas. Retrieved 10 April 2016. 
  4. ^ "Revista Cromos (Library of Congress Web Archives)". Library of Congress Web Archives. Retrieved 7 February 2013. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Cruz Ramírez, Marisol. "La Americanización de la Revista Cromos 1944-1950", Trabajo de grado, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Sede Bogotá, 2010.