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[Photograph albums of journey from Lima to Huanuco, Peru]

Label
[Photograph albums of journey from Lima to Huanuco, Peru]
Title
[Photograph albums of journey from Lima to Huanuco, Peru]
Creator
Photographer
Subject
Genre
Language
ger
Summary
Three albums containing photographs of a journey by Gustav Glage, a German engineer, from Lima to Huánuco, around 1910.
Cataloging source
CLU
Characteristic
graphic
Runtime
http://bibfra.me/vocab/marc/not-applicable
Summary expansion
The first album opens with photos of Lima, including the Plaza de Armas and the cathedral, government buildings and Chorillos. As the traveler leaves Lima by the Ferrocarril Central ("Central Eisenbahn"), he takes photographs along the way: San Bartolomé, San Jeronimo de Surco, and Matucana. There is a panoramic shot of the mountain village of Chicla, followed by photos of the Blanco and Rimac Rivers, iron railroad bridges over the rushing rivers and deep mountain gorges, and railroad tunnels cut into the mountainside. There are two photos of Ticlio, the highest point of the Ferrocarril Central, showing desolate snow-capped mountain peaks. Mt. Meiggs, shown in the distance in one photo of railroad tracks, was named after Henry Meiggs, an American engineer from San Francisco, who designed the railroad and oversaw construction of the segment from Callao to Chicla, completed in 1878, a year after Meiggs' death in 1877; the remaining segment from Chicla to La Oroya was not completed until 1893. The photos taken in La Oroya show the Ferrocarril Central railroad station, as well as the Cerro de Pasco station. Cerro de Pasco was once a silver mining camp, but became a copper mining operation when the Cerro de Pasco Mining Corp. took over in 1898. Nine miles away by rail is the smelter at La Fundición, opened in 1906; the eight photos of La Fundición here convey the large scale of the operations, as well as the environmental pollution they produced. There are several photos of local "cholitas" or Indian women and children from the area, as well as a photo of Gustav Glage--the photographer --at his desk in La Fundición. The album concludes with 13 photos of rock formations as the travelers proceed north on horseback from Cerro de Pasco. In some photos, rocks balanced precariously one on top of the other in fantastic formations rise up from the plains where llamas graze. The second album contains 9 additional photos of rock formations; in one, we can see the travelers on horseback making their way down a mountainside and across a river. Gustav Glage goes north along the Huallaga River, visiting La Quinua, Huariaca, and San Rafael (in Album 2), and from San Rafael and Ambo to Huánuco (in Album 3). There are several photos of the landscape around La Quinua, showing farms, llamas grazing, and a group of local Indians gathering firewood. Other photos include a bridge over the Huallaga River, and homes near Huariaca and San Rafael. The third album opens in San Rafael; a group of seven women and children pose in a flower garden, and in one photo of the hotel there, we see two pigs at a trough, in front of a whitewashed cottage with thatched roof. Between San Rafael and Ambo, the landscape is rocky and mountainous; there are shots of a rushing river, and a waterfall. The photographer stops on the way to Huánuco to take a photo of his saddled horse resting between two large cacti. Continuing on toward Huánuco, there are views of donkeys laden with sugarcane, and a sugarcane farm, and a hillside in Tomayquichua. In Huánuco, there are photos of the cathedral, and a large stone bridge over the Huallaga River there. One interesting photo, perhaps taken in a small local museum, shows the mummy of a person sitting with his knees drawn up in front of him, his hands covering his face. Below are numerous pottery vessels, probably taken from a burial site along with the mummy. Three photos in the jungle depict groups of Chunchos, aboriginal Indians of eastern Peru, some of them with bows and arrows, some standing in front of their reed huts with thatched roofs. Two shots depict local Indian men, wearing wide-brimmed hats and ponchos, standing in front of a grocery store, and a scene at the local market, with Indian vendors. The album concludes with additional shots of a museum and the zoo in Lima, and the beach in Chorillos
Technique
not applicable
Label
[Photograph albums of journey from Lima to Huanuco, Peru]
Link
http://oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/c8c24x8w/
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title supplied by cataloger
  • Date suggested by date of opening of La Fundición smelter, and by historical references
  • Album I contains 49 photos; Album II contains 36, and Album III contains 23 photos, with last 5 leaves blank
  • Photographs are mounted one or two to a page, depending on size (approx. 9 x 14 cm or smaller); ms. pen captions below in German, identifying subject and, usually, location of subject
  • Laid in each album: 1 ms. leaf, containing numbered list in pencil of photos in each album; on letterhead of "Gustav Glage, La Fundición Perú S.A."
  • The first two albums are bound in textured black cloth covers, with gray endpapers; the third album is bound in the same cloth, but in brown, with brown endpapers . Each album bears a manufacturer's label on inside back cover, identifying it as a Parthenon Album, manufactured by the Eastman Kodak Co., Rochester, N.Y
  • 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
Dimensions
19 x 26 cm (albums)
Extent
3 albums (104 photographic prints)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: in modern beige cloth clamshell box, with spine title "Peru."
Other physical details
black and white
Primary support material
paper
Secondary support material
paper
Specific material designation
photoprint
System control number
  • (OCoLC)759633338
  • ucoclc759633338
Label
[Photograph albums of journey from Lima to Huanuco, Peru]
Link
http://oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/c8c24x8w/
Publication
Note
  • Title supplied by cataloger
  • Date suggested by date of opening of La Fundición smelter, and by historical references
  • Album I contains 49 photos; Album II contains 36, and Album III contains 23 photos, with last 5 leaves blank
  • Photographs are mounted one or two to a page, depending on size (approx. 9 x 14 cm or smaller); ms. pen captions below in German, identifying subject and, usually, location of subject
  • Laid in each album: 1 ms. leaf, containing numbered list in pencil of photos in each album; on letterhead of "Gustav Glage, La Fundición Perú S.A."
  • The first two albums are bound in textured black cloth covers, with gray endpapers; the third album is bound in the same cloth, but in brown, with brown endpapers . Each album bears a manufacturer's label on inside back cover, identifying it as a Parthenon Album, manufactured by the Eastman Kodak Co., Rochester, N.Y
  • 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
Dimensions
19 x 26 cm (albums)
Extent
3 albums (104 photographic prints)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: in modern beige cloth clamshell box, with spine title "Peru."
Other physical details
black and white
Primary support material
paper
Secondary support material
paper
Specific material designation
photoprint
System control number
  • (OCoLC)759633338
  • ucoclc759633338

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