Scope and Content
Title: Mexico mining photograph album
Identifier/Call Number: Wyles Mss 196
UC Santa Barbara Library, Department of Special Collections
Language of Material:
0.92 linear feet
(1 flat oversize box)
Date (inclusive): circa 1906-1908
Album containing 458 black-and-white photographs with few handwritten captions, taken in northwestern Mexico and southern
California, relating primarily to a mining operation.
Special Research Collections, UC Santa Barbara Library
The collection is open for research.
Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or
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permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.
[Identification of Item], Mexico mining photograph album, Wyles Mss 196. Department of Special Collections, UC Santa Barbara
Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.
Library purchase, 2013.
Scope and Content
Album contains 458 black-and-white photographs with few handwritten captions, taken in Northwestern Mexico and Southern California,
relating primarily to a mining operation. Mexico images feature a ranch hotel and several groups of Mexican women; men on
horseback; market scenes; desert shots with cacti, mountains; adobes with thatched roofs; views of Guaymas Bay and boats;
trains; street views with buildings and churches; a survey team; men panning in a river; pack donkeys carrying supplies; miners,
shaft entrances in the hillsides, mine shaft headframes.
Other photos, most likely taken in California, include campsites and tents; shipboard views; beach scenes; homes and gardens;
group photos in the woods. Locations identified include Fuerte River, Choix, Urique, Cristo Verde, Colon, Batopilas, Guaymas
Bay (Mexico); Los Angeles (California).
Subjects and Indexing Terms
California, Southern--Pictorial works
Mexico -- Pictorial works