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Commercial and Vernacular Photographs of Mexico City and Its Environs

 Collection
Identifier: 2020-003

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of one photographic album containing 124 silver gelatin prints from a trip to Mexico City and the surrounding area in the early 1900s by an unknown, presumably American, photographer. Most of the images document the vacation party's journey through Mexico City, which include photographs of outdoor markets, restaurants, and storefronts, as well as landmarks such as the Cuauhtémoc statue, the Paseo de la Reforma, the Caballito monument, Zocalo, and the Catholic Cathedral. There are also images depicting bullfights and the canal district, Xochimilco.

Dates

  • circa 1900

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Due to the nature of certain archival formats, including digital and audio-visual materials, access to certain materials may require additional advance notice.

Conditions Governing Use

Researchers are responsible for using the materials in conformance with United States copyright law as well as any donor restrictions accompanying the materials. The user assumes all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any copyright claimants in collection materials. Copyright for official University records is held by The University of Alabama. The library claims only physical ownership of many manuscript collections. Anyone wishing to broadcast or publish this material must assume all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any claimants of literary property rights or copyrights. Please contact Special Collections (archives@ua.edu) with questions regarding specific manuscript collections.

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Extent

0.2 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Overview

One photographic album containing 124 silver gelatin prints depicting a trip to Mexico City and the surrounding area by an unknown photographer.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The University of Alabama Libraries acquired the Commercial and Vernacular Photographs of Mexico City and Its Environs Photographic Album in 2018.

Related Materials

MSS.4242 Wilfred A. Joubert Papers from Suriname and Mexico 2020.002 Texas and Mexico Travel Photographs 2020.004 Waite Album of Recuerdo de Mexico 2020.005 Briquet, Granat, and Waite Album of Commercial Photographs of Mexico City and Its Environs

Processing Information

Processed by Jessica Rayman, September 2020.
Title
Guide to Commercial and Vernacular Photographs of Mexico City and Its Environs
Status
Completed
Author
Jessica Rayman
Date
March 2021
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266
205.348.0500