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Mexico Survey Expedition Photograph Album

Identifier: PICT-2020-005

Scope and Content

The photograph album contains 77 black and white photographs, 3x5.5" and smaller. 54 photographs in the front of the album document a multi-national survey expedition to Mexico. Photos in the back of the album depict women and small children. Most of the images in the album are captioned.

Landscapes, indigenous people, and members of the expedition are depicted. Activities of indigenous life (a water train, a pack train, rustling wood, mescal production, cattle branding, corn grinding) are documented. Particular places identified include Ixtlán, Arroyo de Piedras, Campostela, Ahuancatlán, Los Copales, Camp El Ocote, Camp Buena Vista.


  • circa 1900

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Copy Restrictions

Limited duplication of CSWR material is allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for compliance with all copyright, privacy, and libel laws. Permission is required for publication or distribution. For more information see the Photographs and Images Research Guide and contact the Pictorial Archivist.


77 items (1 box) : 1 album with 77 photographic prints ; prints: 3 x 5.5 in.

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The photograph album contains 77 black and white photographs. 54 photographs document a multi-national survey expedition in Mexico.

Physical Location

B2. Filed by pictorial number.
Finding Aid of the Mexico Survey Expedition Photograph Album, circa 1900
Edited Full Draft
B. Silbergleit
© 2020
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Finding aid is in English

Revision Statements

  • Monday, 20210524: Attribute normal is missing or blank.

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