Guide to the Mexico mining photograph album Wyles Mss 196
Finding aid prepared by Edward C. Fields, 2014; encoded by Zachary Liebhaber, 2014.
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara 93106-9010
2014 April 24
Title: Mexico mining photograph album
Identifier/Call Number: Wyles Mss 196
Contributing Institution: UC Santa Barbara Library, Department of Special Research Collections
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.92 linear feet (1 oversize box)
Date (inclusive): circa 1906-1908
Abstract: Album containing 458 black-and-white photographs with few handwritten captions, taken in northwestern Mexico and southern California, relating primarily to a mining operation.
The collection is open for research.
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[Identification of Item], Mexico mining photograph album, Wyles Mss 196. Department of Special Research Collections, UC Santa Barbara Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.
Library purchase, 2013.
Album contains 458 black-and-white photographs with a few handwritten captions, taken in Northwestern Mexico and Southern California, relating primarily to a mining operation. Mexico images feature a ranch hotel and several groups of Mexican women; men on horseback; marketscenes; desert shots with cacti, mountains; adobes with thatched roofs; views of Guaymas Bay and boats; trains; street views with buildings and churches; a survey team; men panning in a river; pack donkeys carrying supplies; miners, shaft entrances in the hillsides, mine shaft headframes.
Other photos, most likely taken in California, include campsites and tents; shipboard views; beach scenes; homes and gardens; group photos in the woods. Locations identified include Fuerte River, Choix, Urique, Cristo Verde, Colon, Batopilas, Guaymas Bay (Mexico); Los Angeles (California).
Subjects and Indexing Terms
California, Southern -- Pictorial works
Mexico -- Pictorial works
Mexico mining photograph album