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Armour (Allison V.) expedition to Yucatán, Mexico photograph album
MS 023  
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Description
The collection consists of an album of photographs depicting the Allison V. Armour expedition to the Yucatán peninsula in Mexico, a research expedition undertaken in 1895 by curators from the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. Photographs in the album focus mainly on the Mayan ruins visited by members of the expedition, with additional photographs of local scenery and the expedition group.
Background
The Allison V. Armour expedition to Yucatán, Mexico, was a research expedition undertaken in 1895 for the Field Museum of Natural History, then known as the Columbian Museum of Chicago. Allison V. Armour was a wealthy patron of the museum who funded the expedition, which was meant to carry out research for the anthropology, botany, geology, and zoology departments of the museum. Jointly headed by the museum's Curator of Anthropology, William Henry Holmes, the expedition took two and a half months and explored areas of the Yucatán peninsula researching the Maya, Zapotec and Mixtec civilizations.
Extent
1.58 Linear Feet (1 box)
Restrictions
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Availability
The collection is open for research.