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Regina Fuchs photographs and travel ephemera from Guatemala
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Regina Fuchs photographs and travel ephemera from Guatemala
    Inclusive Dates: 1936
    Collection Number: mssFuchs
    Collector: Fuchs, Regina
    Extent: 1 box (1.25 linear feet)
    Repository: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
    1151 Oxford Road
    San Marino, California 91108
    Phone: (626) 405-2191
    Fax: (626) 449-5720
    Email: reference@huntington.org
    URL: http://www.huntington.org
    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.

    Administrative Information


    Collection is open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, please go to following web site .

    Publication Rights

    The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.

    Preferred Citation

    Regina Fuchs photographs and travel ephemera from Guatemala. The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

    Acquisition Information

    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.

    Indexing Terms

    Personal Names

    Fuchs, Regina

    Corporate Names

    United Fruit Company

    Geographic Areas



    Photographic postcards