Photographs by Augustus and Alice Dixon Le Plongeon document Maya architecture and sculpture at the archaeological sites of
Chichén Itzá and Uxmal in the Yucatán peninsula. Images of Yucatán towns, flora, fauna and peoples are also included in the
Augustus Le Plongeon was a medical doctor, photographer, antiquarian, and amateur archaeologist of French origins. In the
early 1860s, after spending time in Chile and northern California, Le Plongeon moved to Lima, Peru, where he practiced medicine
and photography, and became interested in Peruvian archaeology. On a trip to London he met and married Alice Dixon, daughter
of the architectural photographer Henry Dixon. The couple returned to North America where they devoted their lives' work to
excavating, documenting, and interpreting the Maya ruins and culture of the Yucatán peninsula. They spent over a decade exploring
Yucatán and Central America, excavating at Chichén Itzá and Uxmal.