Image Archive: Holdings
Album de Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
Circa 1930. Photographs of Rio de Janeiro by Botafogo in two separate albums (numbers 1 and 3 from the original series); all photos are identified. 22 pieces.
Album de 250 vistas salvadoreñas (El Salvador)
1927-1928. Miniature photographs of El Salvador, numbered and identified, with views of San Salvador, Santa Ana, and Santa Tecla and scenes of coffee workers. Some duplications and omissions. 214 pieces.
Argentine Red Cross Album of Barrio Toba de Villa Chica
1961-62. The Album was assembled following an Argentine Red Cross mission to the settlement of Barrio Toba of Villa Chica in the Argentine Chaco region beginning in July, 1961. The primary purpose of the mission seems to have been the building of a school for the community. Many of the photos depict the inauguration of the school in January 1962 and other celebrations and official events that followed in subsequent months. Includes photos of children at their desks in the new school, as well as a community meeting held there. Also depicted is the domestic architecture of the settlement including indigenous dwellings and a pentacostal chapel. Leave 5v contains a one page typed description of the inauguration of the school along with other festivities that occurred on 6 January 1962. 68 black and white photographs, all 4.5” x 7” and each accompanied by a descriptive caption. No photographer indicated.
Belle Epoque Buenos Aires Album One
c. 1900-1910. Red board cover with embossed flower design and the word “album” in black. The album contains 46 black and white photographs. None contain captions, nor is a photographer indicated. The album features port scenes with ships and infrastructure, public architecture and monuments, industrial machinery, the zoo, trains and train stations, parks and public diversions, several portraits of men reading, and one of men in a park with cameras on tripods.
Belle Epoque Buenos Aires Album Two
c. 1900-1910. Green board cover with embossed flower design and the word “album” in black. The album contains 48 black and white photographs. None contain captions, nor is a photographer indicated. The album features port scenes with ships and infrastructure, public architecture and monuments, urban Buenos Aires from elevated vantage points, industrial machinery, the zoo, trains and train stations, parks and public diversions, several studio portraits, and a hot air balloon being inflated.
1885. Sixty original albumen photographs of Panama that document work on the canal by the French company under Ferdinand de Lesseps and show architecture and life in Panama. Dedication by P.M. del Valle to Sebastián Lerdo de Tejada of Mexico. 30 pages/oversized.
A collection of enlarged black and white photographs of Mitla, Chichén Itzá, Palenque, and Uxmal, from which were selected some of the illustrations in Charnay's Les anciennes villes du Nouveau Monde, Paris, 1884, and Le Mexique et ses monuments anciens, Paris, 1864. Eight photographs are loose and four are in an album. Photographs are identified.
LC Subject(s): Mayas--Antiquities. Mexico--Antiquities.
CNTC Alfabetizando Album
c. 1987. 22 leaves. Photomechanical photographs used for teaching reading in rural Honduras as part of the literacy program of the Central Nacional de Trabajadores del Campo. 12.5 inches by 18 inches.
Costa Rica Album
Circa 1900. Photographs of Costa Rica by Rudd Fotógrafo and Paynter Bros. Views of San José including the National Theater, other towns, United Fruit Co. building, banana and coffee production; all photographs are identified. 24 leaves.
Cuba, Territorio Libre de América, Album-Portfolio
Circa 1961. Prints distributed by the Cuban Ministerio de Industrias extolling the accomplishments of the Cuban Revolution with views of Havana and other cities, schools, industrialization, agricultural production and armed forces. 32 pieces.
Ferrez, Marc, photographer (1843-1923) Album (Brazil)
1896. Original photographs by pioneer Brazilian photographer Marc Ferrez of Rio de Janeiro, the surrounding countryside and botanical garden, Petrópolis, African and Indian types, and coffee plantation workers. All photos are identified, except for 5 small photos of buildings. 26 leaves and 6 pieces.
c. 1890. The twelve photographs in this album depict some of the perennial Havana sites popular with 19th century photographers, including the Prado, El Morro, and the Hotel Inglaterra. Pieced together, the first three images of the album form a panorama of the city from an elevated vantage point across the bay. The quality and condition of these photographs affords the viewer valuable insight into the architecture and activity of Havana’s waterfront. Cover leave reads “Cuba” in red and black calligraphic lettering. Photos measure approximately 7” x 9” with some variations and include short captions. No photographer indicated.
Jackson, Stonewall, Album of Mexican Photographs (Mexico)
Early 20th century. Black and white photographs taken or collected by Jackson, a coffee buyer in Orizaba, Mexico. Depicted are urban and rural views of that area, also Veracruz, Amecameca, and San Lázaro, with scenes of daily life and work, also railroads. Not all photographs are identified. Consult accession file for information on Stonewall Jackson and the donation. 14 leaves; 92 photographs.
19th century. Original photographs of cities, villages and country scenes in Jamaica, showing architecture and people; some photos are identified. 28 pages.
Lambert, C., Album of Mexico
c.1908. Views of Pachuca, Puebla, Jalapa, Veracruz, Toluca, Morelia, Guadalajara, Guanajuato, San Luis Potosí, Zacatecas, and Aguas Calientes, with street scenes, churches, mining, markets, bullfights in Guadalajara, roads, trains, housing, Indians, and rural scenery. 211 photos.
Latin America Fotofolio Album (Colombia, Cuba, Guatemala, Mexico)
1933. 100 personal snapshots by an unknown traveler in Colombia, Cuba, Guatemala and Mexico; all photos are identified.
Marines in Nicaragua, Album
1930. Snapshots taken by a United States Marine on duty in Ocotal, Nicaragua, with views of marines patrolling, tropical scenes of flora and fauna, various people and places, and the Panama Canal Railway; some photos are identified. 129 pieces.
Mexican Views, Album of Postcards (Mexico)
Circa 1900. Postcards from throughout Mexico showing colonial architecture, archaeological sites and types of people at work. Several have notes inscribed by Zelia Nuttall, who may have collected the cards.
Photographic album by Désiré Charnay contains 20 mounted photographs of Mitla, Chichén Itza, and Uxmal and five pages of descriptive text in French.
New York and Cuba Mail Steamship Company Album
c. 1885. Album contains a total of 144 black and white photographs. Ninety are of Cuba and 54 of Mexico. Photos vary in size with most between 5”x7” to 7” x 9”. About one-third are smaller 3” x 4” prints.
The Cuba photographs section begin with a map of the country and two New York and Cuba Mail Steamship Company route maps detailing the company’s New York to Cuba to Mexico connections. Some of the Cuba photographs are numbered and contain captions; photographer is not indicated. Images of Havana dominate, including many of the high profile sites popular with 19th-century photographers such as the Morro Castle, the Prado, the Havana harbor, the Teatro Tacon, and others. The album also contains unique photographs of Havana street scenes, many centered on markets, street peddlers, and other examples of everyday life. A final section of Cuba photographs depicts sugar and tobacco growing regions of the countryside. In addition to views of those two important agricultural activities there are images of rural vernacular architecture.
The Mexico photographs section begins with a map of Mexico. The images in this section depict Mexico City, several unidentified cities, as well as urban and rural scenes. Included are photographs of Chapultepec, the Alameda, and the Mexico City Cathedral, but also many other unique urban vistas from elevated vantage points. Street scenes include photos of children at play, women washing, street peddlers and modes of transports of the period. Five of the photos in the Mexico series are signed by Abel Briquet, a commercial photographer active in Mexico during the latter part of the 19th century. Other photographs in this Mexico series may be attributed to Briquet as well (Researchers may also wish to consult the Abel Briquet Photographic Collection at the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection, University of Texas Libraries).
1904-1907. Photoprints of views of Panama showing the Panama Canal and its construction, Panama City and other towns, government officials, social settings, colonial architecture and the San Blas Indians. Most were taken by C.L. Chester. 81 leaves/oversize.
Picturesque Jamaica in Post Cards, Album
Circa 1927. Color postcards of Jamaica country scenes and the city of Kingston. 12 cards.
Recuerdo de Montevideo, Album (Uruguay)
Circa 1890. Photographs of the city of Montevideo, Uruguay, by Bate y Ca.; all photos are identified.
Report on Public Works in the Dominican Republic, November 30, 1921, Album
Prepared by U.S. military government, on public works in the Dominican Republic from 1908-1921 consisting of 3 maps and 74 photographs of the works accomplished, with descriptions on facing pages, and reports on the roads in 1921 and public works expenditures by year. 165 pages.
200 photographic plates of the Republic of El Salvador, with text in English and Spanish.
Reynolds, Joshua W., photographer, Album (Mexico, Cuba)
1877-1898. Albumen and silver prints taken by Captain Reynolds on different voyages in the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean. Emphasis on Veracruz, Tampico, Havana, and Mexico City. Includes an early 1877 photograph of the cathedral of Mexico, which includes the Aztec calendar stone. Most of the photographs are identified in Reynolds' hand. 32 leaves; 116 photos.
Rio Janeiro, Album (Brazil)
19th century. Original photographs taken by Marc Ferrez in album with snakeskin binding of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and surrounding countryside including botanical gardens. All photos are identified. 16 leaves.
Rio Janeiro, Album (Brazil)
c. 1930-1940. Mounted photographs, prepared for tourists, of views of Rio de Janeiro, including the theater. All photos are identified. See contents record.
Robinson, Marian H., collector, Album (Guatemala)
1882-1888. Original photographs of indians, architecture, villages, port and coffee plantations of Guatemala, taken by Sanfred Robinson; all photos are identified. 65 leaves.
Ross, Luis A., photographer (1880-1943). Chile al 1900, Album (Chile)
1899-1919. Photomechanical reproductions of photographs of the urban upper class of Chile by this Chilean photographer. Published in 1990 in celebration of 150 years of photography, in the format of a weekly calendar; includes a biography of Luis Ross. 61 photos.
Santo Domingo Album (The Dominican Republic)
1930, February 25-October 3. The collection consists of 110 photos taken in Santo Domingo. It shows many aspects of urban life: street scenes, transportation, public buildings and monuments, mass public occasions, troop formations, bridges, docks, "revolucionarios," Presidents Vazquez and Trujillo, and numerous photos of the physical damage and casualties of the hurricane which struck the city on September 3, 1930. Each photo is dated and described in detail on the reverse. See Accession File.
Santo Tomás Chichicastenango, Guatemala, Album
c. 1935. Commercial photographs of the town and Indians of Chichicastenango, Guatemala; all photos are identified. 24 pages, miniature.
South America Album (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Panama, Peru)
1932-1933. Private photographic record of a 1932-1933 trip to Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Peru, Colombia, Panama, and Cuba consisting of amateur and commercial photographs with scens of laboring classes and pre-Columbian ruins. Views are identified with typed captions. 304 pieces.
Souvenir of Havana, Album (Cuba)
c. 1900 Commercially printed album of views of Havana showing architecture, fortification, people, and wreckage of the Maine. 24 leaves.
Photograph of Coryat Jules, chief of the Caribs, mounted in a folder with "Historical sketch" by H.A.A. Nicholls, taken in Roseau, Dominica.
Spanish American War Album (Cuba, The Phillipines, Puerto Rico)
c.1898-1900. These photographs were probably taken by a U.S. military officer who served during or shortly after the Spanish-American War. Depicted are views in and around San Juan and Ponce, Puerto Rico, Santiago de Cuba, the Philippines, rural life from Puerto Rico and the Philippines, Spanish fortifications in Puerto Rico. Some photos show battlefields and various military facilities. Most photos are identified. 25 leaves; 62 photographs.
Stoffle, Wayne. Albums (Cuba, Guatemala, Haiti, Panama)
Circa 1946. Seven albums of photographs taken in Panama and Guatemala, with a few views of Haiti and Cuba, showing scenes or urban and rural life, U.S. naval officers' life in the Panama Canal Zone and also Indians of Guatemala. 7 pieces.
Through Mexico with a Busted Camera, Album
Circa 1903, 1906. Unidentified snapshots of people and city and country scenes in Mexico. 64 pages.
Trip to Mexico, Album
September 1934. Personal snapshots of unidentified travelers who went from Veracruz to Mexico City by train, and on to Toluca, Cuernavaca, Taxco, and Oaxaca. So postcards including color reproductins of Diego Rivera murals. 214 pieces.
Universidad de Concepción, Chile, Album
Circa 1950. 24 leaves/oversize. Original photographs of the campus and buildings of the Universidad de Concepción, with views showing earthquake damage.
1981. A portfolio of 26 loose plates issued in portfolio of people and social conditions in Nicaragua at the beginning of the Sandinista Revolution.
"Visit to South America" Album (Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay)
1909. 26 leaves. Leather album of a Briton, (initials C.H.M), of photographs taken on an ocean voyage to Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina, including Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro with views of harbors, railroads, dams, power plants, water works, and shipboard activities. All photos are identified. See contents record.
c. 1840 – 1910. A single, undated album by Arturo W. Boote & Co. containing mounted black-and-white photographs. The album photographs feature scenes of downtown Buenos Aires including Central Station, Plaza Victoria, Calle Victoria and other major thoroughfares, the Grand Opera House, the Water Works Building, residences in the city, parks, the metropolitan cemetery, and views of everyday urban life. Other sections of the album focus on scenes of immigrants landing at the port of San Martin, poorer homes and families in the countryside, gauchos, travelling musicians, and a few landscape images capture scenes with the Andes Mountains in the background. 52 pages.
Zacualpa [Chiapas, Mexico] Rubber Plantation Album
1907. The album was assembled by members of an inspection party of Americans who appear in several photos. Photographs of the manager's residence and store, laborers' quarters, storehouse under construction, 5-month-old, 17-month-old, 2 1/2-year old trees and older trees, plantation town square with bandstand, rubber laboratory and vats and a new church in town are included. 32 photographs.
c. 1965. Photographic survey of Filipino-Hispanic architecture and art in the Philippines, with 568 black and white negatives and prints made by Abbye A. Gorin and Harriet Blum. Also includes corresponding descriptive note cards with contact prints, other prints and written materials. Three examples of church architecture in the collection are below (Libog, Pardo, and Paete).
Anthony, Alfred W., photographer and collector (1865-1939) Collection
1920s. Photographs (and negatives) of seals and other wildlife along the Baja California coast; Guatemala and its Indians, and Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Includes papers, passport, and obituary of Anthony, a noted naturalist. Approximately 300 pieces. Three examples of the Guatemala photos are below (Market day at Momostenango; Basket Maker, Momostenango; and San Mateo).
1970s. Photographs of haciendas in Mexico. 198 pieces.
See also Bartlett, The Haciendas of Mexico: An Artist's Record
Early 20th century. Photocopies of photographs which apparently were in an album, showing scenes of Lake Titicaca, Aymara Indians, and La Paz. Not all photographs are identified. 23 leaves.
Brazil Slide Collection
c. 1976. Commercial packs of colored 35mm slides of Brazil with views of São Paulo, Brasilia, Rio de Janeiro, the Amazon River, and numerous other cities and places; also Indians, art and aspects of the economy of Brazil. 163 slides.
Buettner, Edgar Ricardo von, photographer, "Esperanza Fotografías de Nicaragua"
1984. Commercially produced portfolio of photographs of people, including Miskito Indians, engaged in daily life activities throughout Nicaragua, with captions in German. 33 pieces.
Canal Zone Collection
1907-1909. Photographs of Canal Zone, Panama City, and of construction on the Panama Canal, some of which are commercial photos by W.A. Fishbaugh. Also included are larger photos of Havana, Cuba. 103 pieces.
Cervantes, Enrique A., photographer, Collection
1931-1943. Works include portfolios by Cervantes on the cities of Guanajuato, Mérida, Puebla, Querétaro, and Taxco, with 255 mounted photographs; and on the cathedral of Mexico, ironwork, and pottery and tiles of Puebla, with 272 commercially reproduced mounted photographs in black and white and color. Also includes 25 prints of Taxco and 10 unidentified prints in the photographic archive. 527 photos.
1920s-1940s. Black and white photographs of the people of Peru: Indians, workers, and the upper class, at work and in social settings; most are from Cuzco. Prints are by Edward Ranney from Chambi's original glass negatives. 50 pieces; 21 study prints.
Chichén Itzá Collection
n.d. Color images of El Castillo, El Templo de los Guerreros, and the Chacmol at the entrance of the Templo. 11" x 14". In Oversize Box 1. 3 pieces.
c. 1900. Mounted 17 x 10 cm. photograph by F. Parker of El Paso, Texas.
CIRMA Collection of Mitchell Denburg Photographs
1979-1982. Photographs of 19th century Guatemalan farming equipment, 20th century city and country life, including activities of Indians, coffee plantation workers, tradespeople, prostitutes, and political parties, and scenes of Holy Week and church interiors. Includes a comprehensive collection guide. 922 pieces.
Some examples of Denburg's work are below (Retrato de un anciano indígena, Lavando pulpa de café, and Tejiendo).
CIRMA Collection of Juan Yas and José D. Noriega Photographs
1880-1940. Prints by Mitchell Denburg from original glass negatives of photographs of Guatemalans in social settings--weddings, funerals, etc.--taken by these two early Guatemalan photographers. Select representative images below. 70 pieces.
Codex Tulane Collection
1977. Three sets of black and white prints with negatives and three sets Ektachrome color slides by Betsy Swanson of this Mixtec pictorial manuscript; also includes an older black and white set and a set of color prints. 136 pieces.
Coelho, Malcolm, photographer, Collection
1980s. Photoprints and slides of Chichén Itzá, Mérida, Cuernavaca, and the architecture of Luis Barragán in Los Clubes, Col. Arboledas, of northern Mexico City. 33 pieces.
Colegio Mercantil Antigueño
September 15, 1963. Black and white 5" x 14" photograph of the military students of the Colegio Mercantil Antigueño of Antigua, Guatemala.
Collenberg and Miller Collection
1906-1909. Glass negatives of cities and towns of Mexico including Mexico City, Puebla, Cuernavaca, etc., showing landscapes, trees, volcanoes, churches, houses, and people, with contact prints of each exposure. 246 negatives with contact prints.
Comisión de Derechos Humanos de El Salvador, "Testimonios"
January 1981. Documentation in photographs of an alleged abduction of two Salvadoran youths by the National Guards and paramilitary bands in violation of human rights. See contents record. 15 photos, 1 pamphlet.
Copán site, Honduras, Collection
[not before 1972]. Reproduced color photographs of the archaeological site of Copán. 9 pieces.
Crandall, Ernest L., photographer (d. mid-1940s) Collection
1924-1927. Photographs taken on three Carnegie Institution expeditions to archaeological sites in Mexico and Guatemala. Three photographs in the collection are attributed to Teobert Maler. Select images are displayed below. 197 pieces.
c. 1860. Cartes-de-visites showing Mexican men, women, and children in a diversity of occupations, against realistic backgrounds. Collected by Charles R. Hunt. Select, representative images are below. 60 pieces.
Deutsch, Hermann, photographer (1889- ) Collection of Slides
1942-1957. 240 slides. Color slides of Mexico, also Curaçao and Aruba, by this New Orleans journalist. Special emphasis on Mérida, Yucatán, and Palenque. 240 slides.
1987. The Miguel Díaz Barriga Collection of Ernesto Licona Photographs contains 43 8" x 10" black and white documentary photographs taken in 1988 as part of Díaz Barriga's anthropology dissertation fieldwork on independent urban organizations in Mexico City. The photographs focus graphically on everyday life in low-income settlements and grassroots political mobilization to improve conditions. Two events receive special attention--a march for the victims of the September 19, 1985 earthquake and a march protesting the October 2, 1968 massacre at Tlatelolco. Organizations of the urban poor participated in both marches. 51 pieces.
Dominican Republic Collection
c. 1946. Views of Ciudad Trujillo (Santo Domingo) showing modernization of the city under President Trujillo, with explanations on the back. Also a view of the tomb of Christopher Columbus. 6 pieces.
Eastern Air Lines, Views of Mexico
c. 1950. Black and white promotion photographs of the Hall of Science at the University of Mexico, downtown Mexico City, Acapulco, granaries, and a singing group. One photograph is attributed to Pan American World Airways. 8" x 10". 5 pieces.
El Salvador Guerrilla Weapons Photographs
1984. Set of 22, 8" x 10", black and white photographs of Salvadoran Guerrilla weapons given by Emilio González, Assistant Army Attache in the United States Embassy in El Salvador. Close-up photos show identification of types of weapons, serial numbers and place of origin which include Russia, Viet Nam, North Korea, and Nicaragua. 22 pieces.
Entre Ríos Province, Argentina, Collection
[Between 1940 and 1960]. 48 Prints. The photos mainly show a number of buildings which include banks, schools, government offices, shops, the cathedral & main plaza, beaches, port facilities and street scenes in the city of Concepción del Uruguay, Argentina. Photos also show Palmar National Park (famous for its stands of Yacay Palms) and the Palacio de San José (the residence of General Urquiza). See Inventory and Contents Records for holdings.
Gifford Construction Company
Dallas, Texas. No date.Photographs of the construction of the Vaccaro Brothers Fruit Company railroad from La Ceiba, Honduras, inland through a mountain pass to a distillery, 1921-1922. 14 photographs.
1965-1985. Photographs of people, city and country scenes, architecture, archaeological sites and pre-Columbian art in Spain, Mexico, Guatemala, Peru and England (Museum of Mankind).755 entries; 1,760 negatives; and 718 prints. Select, representative images:
Gray, Matilda Geddings, collector, Collection
1935. Photographs taken or collected during the Tulane Expedition to Guatemala of 1935, predominantly of Indians, and including a miniature album of Chichicastenango scenes. Also includes archaeological sites and photographs of contemporary paintings of Indians. Only partially identified. 291 pieces.
Gropp, Arthur E., photographer (1902- ) Collection
1937-1938. Photographic survey of libraries and archives in Central America and the Caribbean. Included are churches and archaeological sites, and two photographs of Dr. Hermann Beyer. 1054 pieces.
Guerra, photographer, Collection
c. 1900. Photoprints of glass plates taken by Guerra in Mérida and elsewhere in Yucatán in social and work settings, of machinery and archaeological sites. 173 pieces.
Guerrero, Gustavo Adolfo (1900- ) Collection
c. 1935-1961. Photographs of diplomatic personnel of El Salvador including Gustavo Adolfo Guerrero (son of José G. Guerrero, president of the World Court), ambassador to the United States and consul in New Orleans. Also includes 7 glass negatives of scenes in San Salvador and the country at large. Also includes his papers, diplomas, passports, clippings, etc. 32 photos; 36 pieces.
Guillén, Abraham, photographer (1901-1985) Collection
1940s-1960s. Photographs of Indian life, city and country scenes, archaeological sites, colonial and modern architecture and pre-Hispanic, colonial and folk art in Peru. Three examples of Guillen's photography are below. 860 pieces.
Biographical article on Abraham Guillén Melgar (1901-1985): The Art of Documentary Photography: a Peruvian Son's Contribution to the World Data Base of Social Scientific Photography by Abbye A. Gorin.
Harth-Terré, Emilio, collector and photographer (1899- ) Collection
1930s-1970s. Photographs of colonial architecture of Peru, also colonial art and archaeological sites; much documentation of earthquake damage in Lima. Three examples of the photography of Harth-terré are below. 4332 pieces.
1940s. Photographs of city and country scenes, Indians, workers, famous personages, archaeological sites and architecture of Mexico. 45 pieces.
See also the companion book, Mexico: 64 photographs by Fritz Henle.
Hermanos Mayo Collection
Scenes of Holy Week ceremonies in Mexico in the 1950s by the Hermanos Mayo. 300 pieces.
Hilton, Ronald, collector, Collection
1950s. Miscellaneous Latin American photographs and illustrations, especially of Brazil and Peru, including photographs of Víctor Raúl Haya de la Torre. Also includes two photographs of New Mexico by Laura Gilpin. 122 pieces.
Hoffenberg, H.L., collector, Collection
1869-1885. 19th century cartes de visite and stereoptician views by E. Courret or Courret Hermanos of ladies and urban scenes of Lima, Peru. Early undated photos of rural houses of British Honduras, San José and Limón, Costa Rica, an Alberto G. Valdeavellano photo of Guatemalan Indians, and 60 photos of city and country scenes of Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica in the 1920s. 80 pieces.
1890-1956. Photographs of prominent Hondurans or groups: author Lucila Gamero de Medina, Manuel Zúñiga Idiáquez, Rubén Barahona, Julián López Pineda, Carlos M. Gálvez; 1901 Honduran-Nicaraguan commission signs boundary accord; politician Celeo Arias; 1921 Diputados Federales; 1956 group pictures with Julio Lozano Díaz, Juan Manuel Gálvez, Vicente Mejía C.; also Salvadoran writer Alberto Masferrer. 9 pieces.
Instituto Autónomo Biblioteca Nacional y de Servicios de Bibliotecas "Rostro de Venezuela"
1982. Commercially produced portfolio of photographs of the people of Venezuela, including Indians, in daily life; rural and urban settings. Selection was made from the winning works of photographers in 1979-1981 expositions held by the Instituto in Caracas. 25 pieces.
No date. Four 28 cm. photographs of paintings.
Janson, Horst, photographer, Collection
1960s. Photographs of pre-Columbian stone figures and colonial architecture of Peru. Includes pre-Columbian sites of Pachacamac and Machu Picchu. 252 pieces.
Johnson, Ben, collector, Collection
1911-1912. Photoprints and postcards of the Panama Canal under construction and the Canal Zone. 13 pieces.
June, Frank M. (1905-1957) Guatemala Vistas
1940-1942. These photos were taken during Colonel June's service as Naval Attaché in Guatemala. The prints include an aerial view of Guatemala City, several colonial structures in Antigua and a number of pictures taken around Lake Atitlán. The collection's strength are the scenes of daily rural life which include market days, typical housing and costumes, means of transportation and an indigenous musical group playing traditional instruments. 30 photos.
March 1980. Black and white 4" x 6" photograph of the Junta Revolucionaria of El Salvador, identified as Jaime Abdul Gutiérrez, José Ramón Avalos Navarrete, Adolfo Arnoldo Majano, Héctor Dada Hirezi and Antonio Morales Ehrlich.
ca. 1933-1988, n.d. The majority of the photographs, negatives and slides show church architecture and religious art in Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Bolivia, El Salvador and United States. Also shown are colonial and domestic architecture, street scenes, antiquities, folk art, furniture, mountains, markets, archeological sites and indigenous peoples. This collection also includes 66 items of correspondence. 3994 items.
1971-1972. Photographs of the archaeological sites of Chavin de Huantar and Sechin in Peru. 24 pieces.
1967-1977. Urban and rural scenes of Lima, Iquitos, San Mateo, Jauja, and Huaraz in Peru, and of La Paz and Santa Cruz in Bolivia. Photographs printed on 11" x 14" silver gelatin base paper and treated with silver remover for archival purposes. Some examples of La Rosa's photography are below. 141 pieces.
Leeson, David, photographer, Collection
June 1983. Photoprints taken in Nicaragua and Honduras by a New Orleans Times-Picayune photographer for a feature series of people associated with the conflict between the Sandinista forces and the Contras. Includes exhibit caption. Two examples from the collection are below. 33 pieces.
Lombardo Toledano, Vicente (1894-1968) Collection
c. 1966. Photographs of Lombardo Toledano by Guillermo Zamora and of Robert Paul Millon by Estudio Radosh, which were published in Millon's book Vicente Lombardo Toledano: Mexican Marxist. 2 pieces.
Luster, Ronnie and Odom, photographers, Collection
Large photographs of people and places in Mexico, including Acapulco. No date. 5 pieces.
Mace, Carroll Edward, collector (1926- ) Collection
1940s-1960s. Postcards and amateur photographs of Bolivia, Brazil, Costa Rica, Mexico, Guatemala, and Peru. Included are 100 postcards by Martín Chambi; other photographers are Robert González, Jiménez, Mateo Nieva, and Villavicencio. Also includes three miniature commercial albums of Brazil. 600 photographs.
Markman, Sidney D., photographer (1911- ) Collection
1950. Photographs of the colonial architecture of Antigua, Guatemala, archaeological sites and colonial architecture of Mexico, colonial architecture and pre-Columbian art of Panama, architecture of Spain. Three examples of the collection are below (Church and Plaza, Antigua; Courtyard and Fountain, Antigua; and Templo de Quetzalcoatl, Teotihuacán). Approximately 3200 pieces.
1875. Copy prints of original Eadweard Muybridge photographs of colonial architecture and daily life in Central America. 142 pieces.
Markman, Sidney D., photographer (1911- ) Collection of Cuenca Photographs
1979. Photographs of Cuenca, Ecuador, showing street scenes and people, including Indians, and architecture dating from the late 19th or early 20th centuries. Three examples of Markman's photographs of Cuenca are below (Barrio de Corazón de Jesús, Plaza de la Merced, and Casa de la Lisa). 392 pieces.
Markman, Sidney D., photographer and collector (1911- ) Collection of Slides
1950. 225 slides bound in glass of Antigua, Guatemala. Also includes 100 slides of Spanish architecture, half of which are commercial color photos, and 20 slides of Mexican architecture. Most are black and white. 345 pieces.
Markman, Sidney D., photographer (1911- ) Collection of Chiapas Photographs
1969, 1971, 1975. Photographs of colonial architecture and modern native housing found in towns of Chiapas, Mexico, used in his book Architecture and Urbanization in Colonial Chiapas, Mexico, 1984. Also includes 357 duplicates and other photos not used in the book. Representative examples of Markman's photographs of Chiapas are below. 249 pieces.
1867. Photographs of the Capuchino Convent where Maximilian was imprisoned and the carriage in which he was carried to the place of execution. 2 pieces.
1973. Black and white 4" x 3" snapshot of Soledad Morelos, the wife of the mayor of Puebla, Mexico, in "fiesta attire."
Mexican Glass Images Collection
c.1900. Glass lantern negatives of people and places from Mexico. The collection contains a number of street scenes which focus on the daily lives of the Mexican working class. A number of negatives deal with various means of transportation in Mexico. 155 glass lantern negatives.
Mexican Scenes Collection
[Early 20th century?]. Photographs and card photographs of scenes of daily life among the working classes of Mexico.Also a church of Monterrey. Photographers identified are Scott, D.D. Waite and Coquille. 20 pieces.
Mexico views, Collection
c. 1940. Commercially reproduced color photographs by Mario Buconch of Acapulco, Atontonilco, Guanajuato, Chalchicomula, Puebla, and Teneyuca. Also set of 16 accordion-style commercial photographs of the shrine of Guadalupe. See contents record. 5 pieces.
Miceli, Augusto, collector, Collection
c. 1970. Black and white photographs of the archaeological site of Copán, Honduras, fully identified, but not dated. 76 pieces.
c. 1920? Commercial photographs by I.L. Maduro, Jr., of buildings, colonial and modern, and other places in the Canal Zone and Panama City. 8 pieces.
Pan American Union Collection
1942-1946. Photographs of Latin American intellectuals and government leaders who visited the Pan American Union in Washington, D.C. 99 pieces.
Polack, R.G., Collection of Slides
1969. Slides taken during a trip to Mexico, the Caribbean, Panama, Guatemala and Chichén Itzá. 152 pieces.
Puente Nacional Collection
July 1, 1984. Color views by Frances Welden of the Puente Nacional over the Rio de la Antigua near, Veracruz, Mexico. Also nearby resort. See Bliss Collection of Mexican Documents for plan of this bridge. See contents record. 13 pieces.
Puerto Rosario Collection
c. 1930. Views of the port facilities of Rosario, Argentina, including grain elevators, trains and panoramic views. 19 pieces. .
Rasmussen, Christian H., photographer (1943- ) Collection
1980-. Photographs of colonial churches throughout Yucatán, Mexico, with some from Quintana Roo, showing details of art and architecture. Also includes sisal haciendas of Yucatán with views of types of buildings and machinery, and a map indicating locations. Some examples of the collection are below. 415 pieces.
Robertson, Donald and Martha, collectors, Collection
c. 1904. Photographs taken throughout Mexico by C.B. Waite. Numerous views of railroads, archaeological sites, architecture and one hacienda. 25 pieces.
Robertson, Martha, Postcard Collection
1930-. Postcards principally of Mexico including views of Mexico City, Teotihuacán, Morelia, Cuernavaca, Acapulco, and Zamora, Michoacán; and frescos of Diego Rivera. Also includes views of Puerto Rico, Peru, Brazil, Chile, Bolivia, Guatemala, Curaçao, Trinidad, Panama, Honduras, and early Belize. 64 pieces.
Robertson, Merle Greene, photographer, Mayan rubbings photographs
c. 1973. Photographs of rubbings in the Merle Greene Robertson Collection of Maya Relief Sculpture in the Latin American Library. Maya sites are in Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras. The few photographs with blue dots are of rubbings not in the collection. 456 photos. The photographs in the collection are all 3 1/2 x 3 1/2.
The Latin American Library also holds 8 x 10 copies of these photographs in 8 leather-bound volumes, entitled [Maya rubbings. By] Merle Greene Robertson.
Rose, Al, collector, Collection
c. 1938. Informal pose of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo taken in Coyoacán Mexico, by Emmy Lou Packard; photo of Isaacc Berliner and Rose; snapshot of Berliner and his granddaughter. 3 pieces.
Rosenfield, Libby, Collection
1990. Color snapshots taken on a steamer trip up the coast of South America, with street, market, and park views of Lima, Peru, and Arica, Iquique, Valparaíso, and Santiago, Chile. 18 pieces.
Salcedo-Mitrani, Lorry, photographer, Collection
1985-1995. Black and white 11x14 photographs by the above Peruvian photographer, of blacks at El Carmen, Peru, and in Bahia, Brazil. They are seen in the activities of daily life. Four examples of Salcedo's photography are below (Playing in the Cemetery, Our Lady of the Purification, Grocery,and Levitating). 60 photos.
c. 1850 – 1911. A small collection of black and white photographs lacking attribution in most cases and are undated. The collection features scenes of the Rio de Janeiro suburb of Petropolis and the surrounding countryside. Two of the photographs are marked "Hees, phot." probably by photographer Pedro Hees (1841-1880) of Brazil. Several photographs are of the Brazilian coast and of ships docked at the port in Buenos Aires. Two pieces in the collection are tiny Christmas cards (dated 1908 and 1911) from Matthew Wilson with black and white photographs of Buenos Aires on their covers. 19 pieces.
Sandoval, Judith Hancock de, photographer, Collection
1974. Documentary photographs of colonial churches, archaeological sites and contemporary rural buildings and machinery in Nicaragua. Also shown are people at work. Three examples of the collection are below (Saddlemaker's Shop, Girls at a Shrine, and Plaza in Granada). 747 pieces.
Sandoval, Judith Hancock de, Collection of Costa Rica and Honduras
1983. 35mm negatives with contact prints of cities and towns (including San José, Heredia, and Cartago), churches, coffee mills, and plantations in Costa Rica; and cities of Tegucigalpa and Comayagua, towns, churches, and the archaeological site of Copán in Honduras. Three examples from the collection are below (House in San Pedro Sula, Ciruela Railroad Station, and Church of La Agonía). 1919 negatives with contact prints.
Santiago de Cuba
December 12, 1894. Mounted 6" x 7" photograph in sepia of a pier and steamaship in Santiago harbor, identified as the "Muella Juragua".
1914-1930. Personal correspondence, notes, manuscripts, photographs, clippings, and printed ephemera, much of which relates to his linguistic studies in Mexico and Central America, with emphasis on the Huasteca Indians. Some materials relate to the Mexican Revolution. 1,016 pieces and over 1,000 photographs.
Rudolf Schuller also collected a series of Posada engravings, which are cataloged in the library's collection as a rare book entited Calaveras variedades sobre Mexico.
South American Glass Image Collection
Early 20th century. 355 glass stereoptical and single-image lantern slides of South America. The images, many of which are unidentified, include a large number of scenes of Argentina and the Iguaçu Falls region, highland scenes of Peru and the Andean region, and some scenes of coastal areas in northern South America. The images are sharp and clear and of high artistic quality. Two examples from the collection are below (Cristo de los Andes and Train Station, Uspallata, Argentina).
Snyder, J. Alfred, collector, Collection
1903 or 1904. Photographs by W.J. Stevens of the archaeological site of Quiriguá, Guatemala; also of Antigua and railroad construction, collected by Snyder, the first New Orleans general manager of the United Fruit Company. 25 pieces.
1965-1968. 35mm color slides of Peace Corps training in New Mexico and Peace Corps activities in Honduras, along with vacation slides taken in Panama, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Colombia, Guatemala, and Honduras. 370 pieces.
Related Collection: Team, Howard Wayne Peter (1944- ) Peace Corps in Honduras Papers
Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Collection
1899. Mechanically reproduced photographs by Juan T. Aguirre of Tegucigalpa, including views of the colonial bridge and prominent buildings, the Mina del Rosario, and a map. 17 pieces.
1906. Photographs taken during a quarantine tour of inspection of Central American fruit ports by United States health authorities as guests of the United Fruit Co. Public and domestic buildings, local bands and hospitals. 35 pieces.
For a complete set of these photographs, also see Quarantine tour of Central America and Panama by health authorities as guests of the United Fruit Company [January 20-February 15, 1906].
Tulane University Expedition to Middle America, Collection
1928. Photographs taken or collected by Frans Blom during the expedition in Mexico, Guatemala and Belize, including one of expedition members Ciriaco Aguilar, Webster McBryde, Dr. E.A. Bechtel, Louis Kanter and Blom upon their return. 31 pieces.
1930. One 13" x 9" black and white photograph of Stela no. 1 at Uxmal labeled "Uxmal Expedition for Chicago World's Fair by Tulane University 1930 Foto Dan Leyrer."
Vokes, Emily H., photographer, The Cascade of Regla
June 1970. Views of an exposure of columnar basalt, 20 miles north of Pachuca, Mexico, once visited by Alexander von Humboldt. See contents record. 2 photos, 1 card.
Also see Humboldt's Vues des Cordilleres, et monumens des peuples indigenes de l'Amerique.
Weinstein, Elizabeth, Mosquito Coast Mission Collection
c.1902-1908. This Collection was assembled by Elizabeth Weinstein, a German missionary on Nicaragua's Mosquito Coast. The photos show village and jungle scenes; the church and school children; the missionaries and ministers and their wives; scenes from Bluefields and the Mosquito Coast. Some photos have annotations on the front or back. Also included is Elizabeth Weinstein's authograph book c. 1903-1912, with poems from her friends, most in German, one in English.
Wulfing, Bettina, photographer, Collection
1985. Photographs of Franciscan churches in Yucatán described by Father Alonso Ponce in 1588 and revisited by Wulfing in 1985. Some of the churches are in modern-day Campeche, which seceded from Yucatán in 1867 and formed its own separate state. Also includes her 29-page descriptive paper. Three examples of Wulfing's photographs are below (Hocaba, San Francisco, Campeche, San Román, and Homun, San Buenaventura). 48 pieces.
Postcards and Stereograph Series
1936. Images of the Chaco War. 49 postcards on 25 p. 27 cm. "Corresponde a la coleccion de cien postales distintas de la campana del Chaco. Propiedad reservada del Centro de Propoganda [!] y Defensa Nacional, La Paz, Bolivia."
Barton, Eleanor, collector (1919-1984) Collection
c. 1870-1900. Stereograph views of city, country, agricultural and volcanic scenes in Mexico, South America, Central America and the West Indies; includes scenes of the Panama Canal, Spanish missions in California, the Southwest U.S., and individual photographs of Chihuahua cathedral by F. Parker and Santa Barbara mission by Taber. Stereograph viewer included. 61 pieces.
Bazoberri G., Luis, photographer. "Guerra del Chaco"
Cochabamba, Bolivia, 1935? Images of the Chaco War. 20 postcards.
Border Conflict Postcard Collection
1915-1916. Postcards published byKavanaugh's War Postals depicting scenes from the U.S.-Mexico border conflict, with some action shots of both sides including troops of Pancho Villa. 27 pieces.
Guatemala Miscellaneous Postcard Collection
1920-. Postcards of Guatemala, generally grouped according to date or place. Includes views of Guatemala City, Antigua, etc. 15 pieces.
1952-1956. Picture postcards from throughout Latin America sent to Hilton and radio station KGEI of San Francisco, California, sponsor of a short-wave program, "La Universidad del Aire." Includes small photographs and personal cards sent to Hilton. Approximately 4000 pieces.
King, Arden Ross, Postcard Collection
Late 19th century. Ethnographic views of Indians of Argentina, notably from the Tierra del Fuego, the Chaco Central and the province of Jujuy. 34 pieces.
Latin American Postcard Collection
c. 1925. Set of picture postcards in black and white and color, principally of Havana, Cuba, but also of the Canary Islands, Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, Taxco, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. 55 pieces.
1947-. Black and white and color postcards principally from Mexico, including views of the frescos of Diego Rivera, J. Clemente Orozco, and David Alfaro Siqueiros. Also includes views of Oaxaca, Monte Albán, Puebla, and Mazatlán, Mexico, and of Spain, Colombia, Guatemala, and Honduras. 116 pieces.
Mexico Miscellaneous Postcard Collection
1900-. Postcards of Mexico, acquired from different sources, black and white and color, generally grouped according to date or place. Includes views of Mexico City, Teotihuacán, Taxco, etc. 52 pieces, and over 1900 cards.
Nicaragua Revolution Postcard Collection
1984. Postcards produced by various agencies of the Sandinista government of Nicaragua, including views of revolutionary slogans on billboards, and one Solentiname painting. 8 pieces.
Niehaus, Thomas, Postcard Collection
1983. Color postcards of Venezuela with views of Caracas, Yanoama (Guaica) Indians, Angel Falls, and folk dancers called "Los diablos danzantes." 17 pieces.
[S.l. : s.n., n.d.] 12 p. ; 26 cm. 23 postcards.
18 p. ; 26 cm. 44 postcards.
[S.l. : s.n., 1929] 6 p. ; 26 cm. 14 postcards.
Postcards, views of Central American countries
[1902-1911] Includes images of Costa Rica, 59; Guatemala, 13; Honduras, 8; Nicaragua, 4; and Puerto Rico, 1.
Sevilla Postcards of Honduras, Collection
1907-1932. Black and white and color postcards of Tegucigalpa and other towns in Honduras. Several have been mailed including some to author Lucila Gamero de Medina. 15 pieces.
Album of colored postcards, incribed on cover: Havana, Dec. 18, 1906. From Mrs. E. C. Porto. 18 postcards.
Spanish-American War, Stereograph Collection
1898-1899. Stereograph views of United States troops in Florida preparing to invade Cuba and, after arrival, in Havana and Santiago. Includes images of a cavalry outpost at Santiago, the storming of San Juan Hill, Cuba, the fortification of San Juan, P.R., and North Dakota volunteers quartered in San Antonio church, Philippines. 8 pieces.
Symes, Earl L., Postcard Collection
c. 1950. Color and black and white postcards of archaeological sites in Mexico, and views of people and places in Peru and Trinidad. 19 pieces.
Uxmal Postcard Collection
1920s or 1930s. Set of 18 photograph postcard views of the archaeological site of Uxmal, Mexico, in an unrestored condition. 18 pieces.
Woodward, Ralph Lee, Guatemala Earthquake Postcard Collection
1875-1930. Postcards showing the destruction in Guatemala City after the earthquakes of December 25 and 29, 1917; and January 24, 1918. Also includes photoprints of postcards of Guatemala as early as 1875. 21 pieces.