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Large Mounted Photographic Prints,, 1895-1909

 File — Box: 2

Scope and Content

From the Collection: This collection consists of mounted photographic prints taken in Mexico between approximately 1895 and 1909. Several photographers are represented, but the majority of images are by C.B. Waite, an Australian- born photographer who worked in Mexico and California. Other photographers represented are Cox & Carmichael, A. Briquet, and Scott (probably Winnfield Scott, a photographer who worked in Mexico around 1900). The photographs are captioned on front and many have printed text on back of mounts that suggests that they were made for sale to tourists. Subject representation is broad, including: identified civic and religious buildings, town views, occupations and activities, monuments and gardens, tropical flora, Precolumbian sites and artifacts, historical sites and reproductive prints of famous persons in Mexico's history. Market scenes and "typical" or distinctive aspects of Mexican life are included. The photographs are sharp, well-composed and preserved. Unusual images of note are: a pauper's funeral car, game cocks in baskets for transport, and a woman penitent on her knees at Monte Sacro in Amecameca.


  • 1895-1909

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.


From the Collection: 63 items (2 boxes) : 63 photographic prints ; 21 x 26 cm., and 26 x 36 cm.

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

From the Collection: Spanish; Castilian

Repository Details

Part of the UNM Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections Repository

University of New Mexico Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections
University Libraries, MSC05 3020
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque NM 87131