Guide to the Mexico photograph album Wyles Mss 194

Finding aid prepared by Edward C. Fields, 2014; encoded by Zachary Liebhaber, 2014.
UC Santa Barbara Library, Department of Special Collections
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, California, 93106-9010
Phone: (805) 893-3062
Email: special@library.ucsb.edu; URL: http://www.library.ucsb.edu/special-collections
2014 April 25


Title: Mexico photograph album
Identifier/Call Number: Wyles Mss 194
Contributing Institution: UC Santa Barbara Library, Department of Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.21 linear feet (1 half-size document box)
Date (inclusive): early 1900s
Abstract: Album contains 167 uncaptioned black-and-white photographs of scenes in Mexico.
Physical Location: Special Research Collections, UC Santa Barbara Library

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of Item], Mexico photograph album, Wyles Mss 194. Department of Special Collections, UC Santa Barbara Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Scope and Content

Album contains 167 uncaptioned black-and-white photographs of scenes in Mexico. Images include many local people, including street vendors, musicians, families; street scenes, buildings, fountains, parks, churches; a parade; markets with pottery, produce, plants; sheep, cattle; adobe houses; desert shots of mountains, yucca, rivers; amining operation; bull fights; cock fights; pack donkeys carrying loads. Many of the indigenous people pictured appear to be extremely poor, living in small shelters. Several photos toward the end of the album appear to be in the U.S. at the album creator's home, with the final photo being a woman carried in a sedan chair by Chinese men.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Mexico--Pictorial works
Photograph albums
Photographs