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Photographs of Churches and Architecture in Mexico and England: Finding Aid
photCL 238  
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  • Overview of the Collection
  • Access
  • Administrative Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Overview of the Collection

    Title: Photographs of Churches and Architecture in Mexico and England
    Dates: approximately 1890s
    Collection Number: photCL 238
    Creators: Lummis, Charles Fletcher, 1859-1928; Valentine, James, 1815-1879; F. Frith & Co.
    Extent: 261 photographs in 2 boxes; prints 19 x 28.5 cm (7.5 x 11 in.) and smaller.
    Repository: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Photo Archives
    1151 Oxford Road
    San Marino, California 91108
    Phone: (626) 405-2191
    Email: reference@huntington.org
    URL: http://www.huntington.org
    Abstract: This disbound album is made up of two volumes, the first containing late 19th century photographs of sites throughout Mexico and parts of South America; most notable are Mexico City, Guanajuato, Zacatecas, Peru, Bolivia, and the Mesoamerican ruins of Mitla, Tiahuanacu, and Gran Chimu. Some of the photographs in volume one are cyanotypes made by C.F. Lummis. Views of some California missions are also included, with a focus on San Fernando Rey. The second volume of the album also holds late 19th century photographs of Anglican church buildings in England, featuring York Minster, Winchester Cathedral, and Ely Cathedral.
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    Open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, contact Reader Services.

    Administrative Information

    Publication Rights

    The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.

    Preferred Citation

    Photographs of Churches and Architecture in Mexico and England. The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

    Provenance

    Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Donald R. Kubly on December 18, 1979.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    This disbound album is made up of two volumes, the first containing late 19th century photographs of sites throughout Mexico and parts of South America; most notable are Mexico City, Guanajuato, Zacatecas, Peru, Bolivia, and the Mesoamerican ruins of Mitla, Tiahuanacu, and Gran Chimu. Some of the photographs in volume one are cyanotypes made by Charles F. Lummis. Views of some California missions are also included, with a focus on San Fernando Rey. The second volume of the album also holds late 19th century photographs of Anglican church buildings in England, featuring York Minster, Winchester Cathedral, and Ely Cathedral.
    Volume 1 contains photographs set in Mexico include images of street and church scenes in Mexico City, Aguacalientes, Zacatecas, Cuernavaca, Orizaba, Cordoba, Guanajuato, and Guadalupe. Noteworthy sights from this group include the Statue of Cuauhtémoc, Plaza de la Paz, Alhóndiga de Granaditas (where Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla’s severed head was publically displayed), Jardín Boda (the 1865 summer home of Maximilian I, the Emperor of Mexico), the Biblioteca Nacional de México, and the ancient Pre-Columbian ruins of Mitla. Photographs of South America include street scenes of Arequipa, Peru; Lima, Peru; Puno, Peru; La Paz, Bolivia, and the Pre-Columbian ruins of Tiahuanacu and Gran Chimu. Some of the photographs show scenes from the Western United States, mainly of California and New Mexico. Interesting images are of Missions San Carlos Borromeo, San José, San Juan Capistrano, San Fernando Rey, San Francisco de Asís, San Luis Rey, and Santa Barbara; also included are images of Diego de Vargas’ grave and the stone altar at Cristo Rey Church in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Volume 2 of this collection is made up of photographs of churches spread throughout England and Ireland. Many of the churches have not been identified, but among the ones that are known include: Ely Cathedral, York Minster, Canterbury Cathedral, Winchester Cathedral, and Robert of Knareborough’s Chapel (Yorkshire). Fifty-one of the Mexico photographs were created by a photographer by the name of Cox. Thirty-three of the Mexico, South America, and California mission photographs are attributed to Charles F. Lummis; the remaining forty-nine Latin America photographs are not signed but may be by Lummis. All of the 128 photographs of English churches were created by various photographers and photograph companies, many of which remain unidentified.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the Huntington Library's Online Catalog.  
    Anglican churches—England -- Photographs.
    Basílica de Santa María de Guadalupe (Gustavo A. Madero, Mexico) -- Photographs.
    Biblioteca Nacional de México -- Photographs.
    Canterbury Cathedral -- Photographs.
    Catholic churches—Mexico -- Photographs.
    Ely Cathedral -- Photographs.
    Jardín Boda (Cuernavaca, Mexico) -- Photographs.
    Mission San Carlos Borromeo (Carmel, Calif.) -- Photographs.
    Mission San Jose (Alameda County, Calif.) -- Photographs.
    Mission San Juan Capistrano -- Photographs.
    Monuments—Mexico -- Photographs.
    Peterborough Cathedral -- Photographs.
    San Fernando, Rey de España (Mission : San Fernando, Calif.) -- Photographs.
    San Francisco de Asís Mission (San Francisco, Calif.) -- Photographs.
    San Luis Rey Mission (Calif.) -- Photographs.
    Santa Barbara Mission -- Photographs.
    St. Peter and St. Paul (Church : Wisbech, England) -- Photographs.
    York Minster -- Photographs.
    Winchester Cathedral -- Photographs.
    Agua Caliente (Baja California, Mexico)
    Arequipa (Peru)
    Belfast (Northern Ireland)
    Guanajuato (Mexico)
    La Paz (Bolivia)
    Lima (Peru)
    Puno (Puno, Peru)
    Rostrevor (Northern Ireland)
    Querétaro (Mexico)
    San Pablo Villa de Mitla (Mexico)
    Tiahuanacu (Bolivia)
    Tlaltenango (Zacatecas, Mexico)
    York (England)
    Zacatecas (Mexico : State)
    Architectural photographs
    Cyanotypes
    Photographs
    Lummis, Charles Fletcher, 1859-1928, photographer.
    Valentine, James, 1815-1879, photographer.
    F. Frith & Co.