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[Photograph album of Mexico]

Label
[Photograph album of Mexico]
Title
[Photograph album of Mexico]
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Album of photographs (12 x 19 cm or smaller, some cropped) taken in Mexico, probably between 1883 and 1900.
Related
Cataloging source
CLU
Characteristic
picture
Runtime
http://bibfra.me/vocab/marc/not-applicable
Summary expansion
The professional views include Aztec museum artifacts; cityscapes of Guanajuato, Mexico City, and other towns, and the volcano Popocatepetl; scenes of native peoples in their day-to-day activities, selling lumber, tending pulque plants, and plowing fields. Three photographs document the cultivation and harvesting of coffee on plantations in Veracruz, including the drying and decortication of the beans. Of special interest are a photograph of standing mummies in the catacombs of Guanajuato; the old granary building in Guanajuato, Alhóndiga de Granaditas, captured by Hidalgo's insurgent troops in Sept. 1810, and from whose four corners the heads of the revolutionary leaders were hung following their execution; and the entrance to the shaft of the La Valenciana silver mine, opened in 1760
Technique
not applicable
Label
[Photograph album of Mexico]
Link
http://oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/c8q2417s/
Instantiates
Note
  • Title supplied by cataloger
  • Includes photographs from "Vistas mexicanas" and "Tipos mexicanos," two series published by the French photographer Abel Briquet during the 1880s. His signature is visible on three of the photographs, and may have been cropped from others. Briquet worked in Paris beginning in the 1850s, and in 1883, arrived in Mexico, commissioned to photograph the rail line between Veracruz and Mexico City, and the port of Veracruz. Nine photographs, all views of Guanajuato, are inscribed on verso: "Compliments of Harvey Tin Mine", and signed "G[eorge] W. McElhiney". McElhiney, an American businessman and mine owner, was instrumental in creating the Guanajuato Power and Electric Company which allowed for the successful development of the mining industry around Guanajuato. The many views of Guanajuato in the album, including scenes of local mining operations, and the Presa La Esperanza, a dam for generating electrical power completed in 1893, suggest that the album may possibly have been compiled as a souvenir for businessmen or potential mining investors visiting the Guanajuato area
  • Photographs mounted on leaves of medium gray heavy paper, with calligraphic captions in English in white ink; bound in matching gray paper covers sewn with dark red thread; embossed title "Deckle Photones" on front cover, within an embossed wreath
  • Part of the Photograph Album Collection (Collection 94) in UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles
Color
black and white
Content category
still image
Content type code
sti
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Antigüedades -- Pulque plants -- Statue of Chac-mool, Museum of Mexico -- No. 320. Fabricantes de mecal -- Orizaba, Mexico -- Volcanoe, Popocatepetl -- Mummies under the catacombs of Guanajuato, Old Mexico -- Decortication of coffee -- Coffee plants, Vera-Cruz -- Place to dry the coffee, Vera-Cruz -- Portales, Mexico -- The Viga Canal, Mexico -- [Men and boys standing with mules loaded with pottery] -- Labrador zapoteco -- A residence of Guanajuato -- Park, Mexico -- Cathedral, Mexico --- Water supply of Guanajuato, Old Mexico -- The Orizaba River -- Granaditas, now used as a prison, captured by Hidalgo, Sept. 28, 1810 -- Birds eye view of Guanjuato -- Old Valenciana Church, Mexico -- Water supply of Guanajuato -- Concentrating silver ore in the Guanajuato River -- Entrance to shaft opened in the 1760 in the famous Valenciana silver mine -- Lumber sellers, State of Mexico -- Prettiest theatre in the world at Guanajuato, Mexico -- A store in Tacubaya, environs of Mexico -- Castle of Chapultepec, Mexico -- View of Mexico -- Village in Mexico -- A street in Tacubaya, Mexico -- Guanajuato, Mexico -- Hotel Iturbide, Mexico
Dimensions
21 x 26 cm
Extent
1 album (34 photographic prints)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: In modern beige cloth clamshell box with velcro closure. Purchase, Jordan Antiquarian Books, 2008.
Other physical details
albumen
Primary support material
paper
Secondary support material
paper
Specific material designation
photoprint
System control number
  • (OCoLC)440843879
  • ucoclc440843879
Label
[Photograph album of Mexico]
Link
http://oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/c8q2417s/
Note
  • Title supplied by cataloger
  • Includes photographs from "Vistas mexicanas" and "Tipos mexicanos," two series published by the French photographer Abel Briquet during the 1880s. His signature is visible on three of the photographs, and may have been cropped from others. Briquet worked in Paris beginning in the 1850s, and in 1883, arrived in Mexico, commissioned to photograph the rail line between Veracruz and Mexico City, and the port of Veracruz. Nine photographs, all views of Guanajuato, are inscribed on verso: "Compliments of Harvey Tin Mine", and signed "G[eorge] W. McElhiney". McElhiney, an American businessman and mine owner, was instrumental in creating the Guanajuato Power and Electric Company which allowed for the successful development of the mining industry around Guanajuato. The many views of Guanajuato in the album, including scenes of local mining operations, and the Presa La Esperanza, a dam for generating electrical power completed in 1893, suggest that the album may possibly have been compiled as a souvenir for businessmen or potential mining investors visiting the Guanajuato area
  • Photographs mounted on leaves of medium gray heavy paper, with calligraphic captions in English in white ink; bound in matching gray paper covers sewn with dark red thread; embossed title "Deckle Photones" on front cover, within an embossed wreath
  • Part of the Photograph Album Collection (Collection 94) in UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles
Color
black and white
Content category
still image
Content type code
sti
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Antigüedades -- Pulque plants -- Statue of Chac-mool, Museum of Mexico -- No. 320. Fabricantes de mecal -- Orizaba, Mexico -- Volcanoe, Popocatepetl -- Mummies under the catacombs of Guanajuato, Old Mexico -- Decortication of coffee -- Coffee plants, Vera-Cruz -- Place to dry the coffee, Vera-Cruz -- Portales, Mexico -- The Viga Canal, Mexico -- [Men and boys standing with mules loaded with pottery] -- Labrador zapoteco -- A residence of Guanajuato -- Park, Mexico -- Cathedral, Mexico --- Water supply of Guanajuato, Old Mexico -- The Orizaba River -- Granaditas, now used as a prison, captured by Hidalgo, Sept. 28, 1810 -- Birds eye view of Guanjuato -- Old Valenciana Church, Mexico -- Water supply of Guanajuato -- Concentrating silver ore in the Guanajuato River -- Entrance to shaft opened in the 1760 in the famous Valenciana silver mine -- Lumber sellers, State of Mexico -- Prettiest theatre in the world at Guanajuato, Mexico -- A store in Tacubaya, environs of Mexico -- Castle of Chapultepec, Mexico -- View of Mexico -- Village in Mexico -- A street in Tacubaya, Mexico -- Guanajuato, Mexico -- Hotel Iturbide, Mexico
Dimensions
21 x 26 cm
Extent
1 album (34 photographic prints)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: In modern beige cloth clamshell box with velcro closure. Purchase, Jordan Antiquarian Books, 2008.
Other physical details
albumen
Primary support material
paper
Secondary support material
paper
Specific material designation
photoprint
System control number
  • (OCoLC)440843879
  • ucoclc440843879

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