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INVENTORY OF VARIAS FOTOGRAFIAS ALBUM, circa 1890
2006.R.7  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Varias fotografias
    Dates: circa 1890
    Collection number: 2006.R.7
    Extent: 168 photomechanical prints (1 box)
    Repository: Getty Research Institute
    Research Libary
    Special Collections and Visual Resources
    1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
    Los Angeles, CA 90049-1688
    Abstract: The album contains collotypes of Mexican antiquities, primarily Mesoamerican ceramic or stone objects, as well as two colonial pieces. Most of the objects were photographed while on display in the former Museo Nacional de México. Also included are two views of the Pyramid of the Niches at the Totonac site of El Tajin.
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    Language: Collection material is in Spanish.

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Open for use by qualified researchers.

    Publication Rights

    Preferred Citation

    Varias fotografias album, Research Library, The Getty Research Institute, Accession no. 2006.R.7.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired in 2006.

    Processing History

    Processed by Beth Ann Guynn

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The album contains collotypes of Mexican antiquities, primarily Mesoamerican ceramic or stone objects, as well as two colonial pieces. Most of the objects were photographed while on display in the former Museo Nacional de México. Many of them are numbered either on the object itself or on their bases, and a scale is often included in the image. Several objects are represented in two or more views, either in the same image or in separate images. Also included are two views of the Pyramid of the Niches at the Totonac site of El Tajin.
    The objects depicted include a wide array of human, god, and animal figures (dogs, frogs, fish, jaguars, crocodiles, snakes, tigers, etc.), as well as relief sculptures and musical instruments. Captions indicate that the objects came from Veracruz, Santiago Tlatelolco, Tula, Oaxaca, Puebla, Tehuantepec, and Texcoco, and that they represent the Aztec, Zapotec, Toltec, and Tlaxcalan cultures.

    Indexing Terms

    Subjects - Names

    Museo Nacional de México

    Subjects - Topics

    Aztec sculpture—Mexico
    Totonac architecture

    Subjects - Places

    Mexico—Description and travel
    Oaxaca (Mexico)—Antiquities
    Puebla (Mexico)—Antiquities
    Tajin Site (Mexico)
    Tehuantepec, Isthmus of (Mexico)—Antiquities
    Texcoco de Mora (Mexico)—Antiquities
    Tlateloco (Mexico)—Antiquities
    Tlaxcala (Mexico : State)—Antiquities
    Tula de Allende (Mexico)—Antiquities
    Veracruz-Llave (Mexico : State)—Antiquities

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Collotypes—Mexico—19th century
    Photolithographs—Mexico—19th century
    Photomechanical prints—Mexico—19th century
    Photographs, Original

    Contributors

    Briquet, Abel
    Leon, Emilio de