Jump to Content

Collection Guide
Collection Title:
Collection Number:
Get Items:
Photograph album of Montevideo, 1892
View entire collection guide What's This?
Search this collection
Collection Overview
Table of contents What's This?
Album of photographs of Montevideo, Uruguay and surrounding area from 1892 by John Fitz-Patrick.
English photographer, one of the most noted and esteemed photographers of 19th-century Montevideo. Born in Newark, England on November 3, 1847, Fitz-Patrick was educated in Belgium, traveled to the United States, and arrived in Uruguay in February 1858. After some years of private teaching, he again took up his old profession of photographer with the studio Masoni, where he worked with Charles Wallace Chute (1846-1923) and Thomas Brooks, both American photographers who started the company of Chute & Brooks in 1868 in Montevideo. Finally Fitz-Patrick opened his own studio, called Fotografía Inglesa, located in Calle Rincón 176. He tirelessly documented all official events during this period of Uruguayan history , and produced a great collection of negatives of great historical and social value. During the 1890s, his photos appeared regularly in the illustrated reviews, La ilustración sudamericana, and Caras y caretas. Fitz-Patrick died in Montevideo on Nov. 2, 1928.
1 album (79 photographic prints) : albumen, 33 x 42 cm (album)

Photographs (19.4 x 24.4 cm) are mounted, one to a page, on versos and rectos of leaves of heavy white stock, bound with strips of blue cloth tape; captions, and name and address of studio--"Fotografia Inglesa. Rincon 176"-- in negative along lower margin of photograph; each leaf stamped "Fitz-Patrick Foto." and "Montevideo" in lower left and right corners, respectively.

All leaves show heavy foxing around all edges.

Bound in dark brown leather by "Al Libro Inglés, Calle 33, No. 61" in Montevideo; double gilt ruled borders; cover title "Montevideo" in gold-stamped cursive; ornamental gilt spine; inner gilt dentelles; red moiré silk endpapers; all edges gilt; binder's ticket on verso of front endleaf: "Al Libro Inglés. Tipografia, Ecuadernación y Fábrica de libros en blanco. Calle Trainta y Tres, 61, Montevideo."
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.