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Guide to the Mexico mining photograph album Wyles Mss 196
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  • Title: Mexico mining photograph album
    Identifier/Call Number: Wyles Mss 196
    Contributing Institution: UC Santa Barbara Library, Department of Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 0.92 linear feet (1 flat oversize box)
    Date (inclusive): circa 1906-1908
    Abstract: Album containing 458 black-and-white photographs with few handwritten captions, taken in northwestern Mexico and southern California, relating primarily to a mining operation.
    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 mining photograph album, Wyles Mss 196. Department of Special Collections, UC Santa Barbara Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Acquisition Information

    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
    Photograph albums