Scope and Content
Title: Regina Fuchs photographs and travel ephemera from Guatemala
Inclusive Dates: 1936
Collection Number: mssFuchs
1 box (1.25 linear feet)
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Abstract: This collection consists of Regina Fuchs' holiday in Guatemala in November and December of 1936 and features numerous snapshots
of locals and scenery.
Language of Material: The material is in English.
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Regina Fuchs photographs and travel ephemera from Guatemala. The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.
Purchased from McBride Rare Books, February 2019.
Regina Fuchs was from Allentown, Pennsylvania. She set sail from Philadelphia aboard the S.S. Tela, part of the United Fruit
Company's Great White Fleet, in November and December of 1936. A note on the back of one of the photographic postcards is
in German, suggesting that Fuchs was ethnically German.
Scope and Content
The travel ephemera included in this collection consists of brochures, menus, luggage tags, and postcards primarily produced
by United Fruit Company. The photographs show villagers in native attire, some are indigenous people. Of the photographs,
approximately sixteen are small snapshots taken primarily aboard ship. The rest of them depict the countryside, villages,
villagers, and the hotels and haciendas, in which Fuchs stayed. Some photographs have locations and are identified as Chichicastenango,
Momostenango, Huitan, and Lake Atitlan. There are also images of Fiesta de San Isabel, an "Indian Market," the All Saints
procession, a local flour mill, dancers, women and children, women rolling tortillas in a plaza, Mayan ruins, and other local
sights. There are photographs of three women travelling together; one is presumably Regina Fuchs.
United Fruit Company