Guide to the L.F.S. Lipp Photograph Album

Finding Aid Authors: Amanda Lanthorne.
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2011-03-07
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Guide to the L.F.S. Lipp Photograph Album 1914

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Overview of the Collection

Collection Title: L.F.S. Lipp Photograph Album
Dates: 1914
Identification: MS-0471
Creator: Lipp, L.F.S.
Physical Description: 0.75 linear ft
Language of Materials: English Spanish;Castilian
Repository: Special Collections & University Archives
5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
San Diego, CA, 92182-8050
URL: http://library.sdsu.edu/scua
Email: scref@rohan.sdsu.edu
Phone: 619-594-6791

Biographical Information:

L.F.S. Lipp traveled to Mexico in 1914, visiting Mazatlan, Altata, San Blas, Santa Rosalia, Mexico City, Ensenada, Oaxaca, San Luis Potasi, the Gulf of Mexico, Salamanca, Cape San Lucas, La Paz, and Guadalajara.

Access Terms

This collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Genre/Form of Material:

Photographs

Topical Term:

Photograph albums
Tourism--Mexico

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Use:

The copyright interests in these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections is such that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine.  Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. When granted, permission is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.

Conditions Governing Access:

The collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation:

Identification of item, folder title, box number, L.F.S. Lipp Photograph Album, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.

Related Materials:

San Diego Scrapbook Collection
San Diego Photograph Collection
John and Jane Adams Photograph Collection
Colonel Ralph E. Forsyth Photograph Album

Scope and Contents

The L.F.S. Lipp Photograph Album documents Lipp’s trip to Mexico in 1914. The album consists of photographs of Mazatlan, Altata, San Blas, Santa Rosalia, Mexico City, Ensenada, Oaxaca, San Luis Potasi, the Gulf of Mexico, Salamanca, Cape San Lucas, La Paz, and Guadalajara. Of particular interest are photographs of street vendors selling milk, wood, chickens, straw, candles, and water. Also included are photographs of thatch buildings, cactus, Judas dolls (life size effigies which represent problems in the world), fireworks, pottery shops, rurales (the Mexican Rural Guard), the Sanatorium Guadalajara, and more. The album is compiled almost entirely of photographs of local people. There are only a handful of photographs of tourists. Many of the album pages have short one or two words captions in pencil in English and sometimes Spanish.