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Dorothy Woodward Photograph Collection

Identifier: PICT-000-170

Scope and Content

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.

Copy Restrictions

Duplication of print and photographic material is allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for copyright compliance. For more information see the Photographs and Images Research Guide and contact the Pictorial Archivist.


Dorothy Woodward, historian and educator, was born in Clearfield, Pennsylvania in 1895. After receiving her Ph.D. from Yale in 1935, she joined the faculty at the University of New Mexico where she taught Latin American history. She served in the Woman's Army Corps. from 1944-45 and in the New Mexico Civil Air Patrol. She retired from UNM in 1956 and was appointed to the UNM Board of Regents in 1957. She resigned in May 1960. She died the following year on April 4 in Denver, Colorado.


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

Language of Materials


Spanish; Castilian


This collection consists of mounted photographic prints taken in Mexico between approximately 1895 and 1909.

Physical Location

B2. Shelved by Pictorial Number

Separated Material

Photographs were transferred from the Dorothy Woodward Papers.


Contact Information

  1. University of New Mexico
  2. MSC05 3020, 1, University of New Mexico
  3. Center for Southwest Research
  4. Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
  5. Phone: 505-277-7173
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Finding Aid of the Dorothy Woodward Photograph Collection, 1895-1909
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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