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Le Plongeon (Augustus and Alice Dixon) Photographs
2007.R.8  
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Augustus and Alice Dixon Le Plongeon photographs of Chichén Itza, Uxmal and Yucatán

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Chichén Itzá, 1873-1883

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2007.R.8-1 General View of Chichén Itzá as Seen from Las Monjas, 1876

Scope and Content Note

Collodion print. "6. Chichén forest. Compass points"--written in pencil on recto of mount. "Chichén forest"--written in pencil on verso of mount. "3. Chichén forest"--written on verso of mount.
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2007.R.8-2 General View of Chichén Itzá as Seen from Las Monjas, 1876

Scope and Content Note

Collodion print. Same image as above, but without clouds. "Chichén forest ruins of Chichén Itzá"--written on verso of mount. "Chichén Itzá"--written on verso of mount.
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2007.R.8-3 Serpent Head, West Entrance, Upper Temple of the Jaguars, Chichén Itzá, approximately 1875

Scope and Content Note

Collodion print.
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2007.R.8-4 Atlante with Jaguar Breastplate from the Upper Temple of the Jaguars, Chichén Itzá, 1875

Scope and Content Note

Collodion print.
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2007.R.8-5 Bas Relief, Lower Temple of the Jaguars, Chichén Itzá, 1876

Scope and Content Note

Retouched albumen print. "(4) Sculptured wall in the chamber at the foot of Prince Coh's Memorial Hall. Note headdress of warrior - Chichén, Hermanos nol__"--written on mount. For additional prints of this image see accession numbers 2004.M.18-b10.55 and 2004.M.18b10-56.
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2007.R.8-6 Detail of Mural, Upper Temple of the Jaguars, Chichén Itzá, 1873

Scope and Content Note

Collodion print. "Fresco in Coh's Memorial Hall. High priest Cay consulting fate. Chichén. Blackwell's"--written in ink on recto of mount. "Fresco painting"--written in pencil on verso of mount. For the negative of this image see accession number 2004.R.18-b18.31.
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2007.R.8-7 Detail of mural, Upper Temple of the Jaguars, Chichén Itzá, 1873

Scope and Content Note

Collodion print. "Fresco painting Memorial Hall. Citam the friend of Queen Moo consulting an auspice"--written in pencil on recto of mount. "(15)"--written in ink on verso of mount.
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2007.R.8-8 Detail of Mural, Upper Temple of the Jaguars, Chichén Itzá, 1873

Scope and Content Note

Collodion print. "Fresco painting in funeral chamber - Chichén - Coh's Memorial Hall. Queen Moo's suitor consulting fate"--written in pencil on recto of mount.
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2007.R.8-9 Detail of Mural, Upper Temple of the Jaguars, Chichén Itzá, 1873

Scope and Content Note

Collodion print. "Fresco in Coh's Memorial Hall - Chichén. Prince Aac proffering his love to the (widow) Queen Moo"--written in pencil on recto of mount.
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2007.R.8-10 Excavation of the Platform of Venus, Chichén Itzá, 1882 or 1883

Scope and Content Note

Albumen photograph with pen and ink washes. "Drawing by Dr. A. J. Le Plongeon"--written on recto of mount.
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2007.R.8-11 Facing Stone, Platform of Venus, Chichén Itzá, 1883

Scope and Content Note

Collodion print. "'Wisdom' head in serpent's jaws"--written on recto of mount in hand of Maude Blackwell. "Chichén Itzá"--written on verso of mount.
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2007.R.8-12 Back of an Atlante, Upper Temple of the Jaguars, Chichén Itzá, 1875

Scope and Content Note

Collodion print. "Chichén. Caryatid"--written on recto of mount in hand of either Alice or Augustus Le Plongeon. "Chichén Itzá"--written on verso of mount in hand of Maude Blackwell.
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2007.R.8-13 Facade, Second Level of Las Manjas, Chichén Itzá, 1876

Scope and Content Note

Collodion print. "Second floor. Chichén"--written on recto of mount. "Second story of palace, Chichén Itzá. N.E. corner of 2nd story. Mme Le P. hablando con los Indios"--written on verso of mount. Note: Alice Le Plongeon is not in the photograph. For an albumen print of this image see accession number 2004.M.18-b10.53; for a lantern slide see accession number 2004.M.18-b29.20.
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2007.R.8-14 Roof Comb, West Facade, La Iglesia, Chichén Itzá, 1876

Scope and Content Note

Collodion print. For an albumen cabinet stereograph of this image see accession number 2004.M.18-b12.17; for a lantern slide see 2004.M.18-b29.14.
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2007.R.8-15 Cast of Hieroglyphic Slab from Akab Dzib, Chichén Itzá, 1875?

Scope and Content Note

Collodion print. "Inscription Akab-zib. Chichén"--written on recto of mount. "Inscription at Akabzib Chichén"--written on verso of mount in hand of Augustus Le Plongeon. This mold of the bas-relief was made made by Augustus Le Plongeon. The image appears as Plate LIII (p. 146) in Queen Moo. For another print of this image see accession number 2004.M.18-b11.7 for the negative see accession number 2004.M.18-b15.7a.
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2007.R.8-16 Augustus Le Plongeon, Alice Le Plongeon and Workers with Chacmool after Excavation, 1875

Scope and Content Note

Half-stereo [?] Albumen print. "8086"--stamped on verson. "9"--written on verson.
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2007.R.8-17 Chacmool in the National Museum, Mexico City, 1880

Scope and Content Note

Collodion print. "Statue of Prince Coh - unearthed by Le Plongeon"--written on recto of mount in hand of Alice Le Plongeon.
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2007.R.8-18 "Standard Bearer" Sculpture from the Platform of Venus, Chichén Itzá, 1882 or 1883

Scope and Content Note

Collodion print. "Chichén, statue from Cay tomb hidden by Dr. Le Plongeon"--written on recto of mount.
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2007.R.8-19 Relief, Platform of Venus, Chichén Itzá, 1882 or 1883

Scope and Content Note

Hand-colored albumen print.
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2007.R.8-20 Projectile Points from the Platform of Venus, Chichén Itzá, 1882 or 1883

Scope and Content Note

Collodion print.
 

Uxmal, 1876

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2007.R.8-21 The Le Plongeons in their Living Quarters in the Governor's Palace, Uxmal, 1876

Scope and Content Note

Collodion print. "No. 8 Domicile of Dr. and Mme. Le Plongeon in Governor's House"--written on verso in hand of Alice Le Plongeon. For a cabinet card of this image see accession number 2004.M.18-b10.59.
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2007.R.8-22 View of the Cemetery Group, Uxmal, 1876

Scope and Content Note

Collodion print. "Temple of Death, Uxmal"--written on verso of mount.
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2007.R.8-23 Adivino Pyramid, Uxmal, 1876

Scope and Content Note

Collodion print. The right half of a panorama taken from the Governor's Palace. It includes the end of the Nunnery Quadrangle, which continues into the left half of the panorama.
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2007.R.8-24 West Facade of the Adivino Pyramid, Uxmal, 1876

Scope and Content Note

Collodion print. "Adivino dwarf's house. The Sanctuary at Uxmal, the west-side (details of the carvings will appear later)"--written on recto of mount. "Illustration for "Origin of Egyptians" The Word "--written on verso. The photograph was taken from the roof of the Nummery Quadrangle, and shows the Puuc style temple above the Chenes style temple.
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2007.R.8-25 Crouching Figures above "Chac Nose," Chenes Temple, Adivino Pyramid, Uxmal,

Scope and Content Note

Mounted half-stereo albumen print. "Fall of Can dynasty"--written on recto of mount. "Yucatan - Uxmal - ruins. Sculptures over the doorway of the sanctuary - west side. Inscription relating to the downfall of the Can's Dynasty"--written on verso of mount in hand of Alice Le Plongeon. For another print of this image see accession number 2004.M.18-b12.73; for a lantern slide see accession number 2004.M.18-b30.12.
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2007.R.8-26 Northeast Corner of the South Facade, North Building, Nunnery Quadrangle, Uxmal, 1876

Scope and Content Note

Collodion print. "East end of north side of Palace. Southeast corner dedicated to (over) Uxmal"--written on recto of mount. "Turret - dedicated to Princess Moó, S.E. corner of south facade of north wing of King Can Palace, Uxmal"--written on verso of mount. For additional prints of this image see accession numbers 96.R.137-458; 2004.M.18-b12.94 and 2004.M.18-b12.95r. For the negative see accession number 2004.M.18-b16.5.
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2007.R.8-27 Northwest Corner of the East Building, Nunnery Quadrangle, Uxmal, 1876

Scope and Content Note

Collodion print. "Northwest corner of east wing King Can's palace. An example of glyph inscriptions at Uxmal"--written on recto of mount. Wet stamp for The Word on verso. For additional prints of this image see accession numbers 2004.M.18-b12.103 and 104.
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2007.R.8-28 Alice Le Plongeon, Augustus Le Plongeon on Scaffolding, East Facade, Governor's Palace, Uxmal, 1876

Scope and Content Note

Collodion print. Augustus le Plongeon is making plaster molds of the central motif on the facade.
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2007.R.8-29 Alice Le Plongeon, Augustus Le Plongeon Photographing the East Facade of the Governor's Palace, Uxmal, 1876

Scope and Content Note

Collodion print. "East side of Governor's House - Uxmal - Dr. Le Plongeon taking photo"--written on recto of mount. "E. lado cas de G"--written on verso of mount. For the glass plate negative for this image see accession number 204.M.18-b15.18.
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2007.R.8-30 Base of Wall, West Side of the Governor's Palace, Uxmal, 1876

Scope and Content Note

Collodion print. "Uxmal"--written on recto of mount. "Base of wall on west side of G.H."--written on verso of mount.
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2007.R.8-31 Detail, West Facade, Governor's Palace, Uxmal, 1876

Scope and Content Note

Albumen print. "No. 2 Cornice and entablature said to be now destroyed on west side of Governor's House"--written on recto of mount.
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2007.R.8-32 Vaulted Room, Governor's Palace, Uxmal, 1876

Scope and Content Note

Collodion print. "N side palace, Uxmal - room under terrace. Uxmal"--written on recto of mount.
 

Views around Yucatán, portraits and other subjects, 1873-1910

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2007.R.8-33 Group of People in Front of a Ceiba Tree, 1881

Scope and Content Note

Retouched albumen print. Two men shaking hands and four children stand in the foreground. This was probably taken at Hacienda X-Canchacan. For additional prints of this image see accession numbers 2004.M.18-b10-23 and 2004.M.18-b12-114.
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2007.R.8-34r The Church of Saint Christopher, Mérida, 187-?

Scope and Content Note

Albumen print. For another print of this image see accession number 2004.M.18-b11.22r; for a lantern slide see 2004.M.18-b26.10.
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2007.R.8-34v View of Mérida from the Cathedral Bell Tower, after 1879

Scope and Content Note

Albumen print.
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2007.R.8-35 Cattle Yard, Hacienda X-Canchacan, January 1881

Scope and Content Note

Collodion print. For the glass plate negative for this image see accession number 2004.M.18-b18.13.
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2007-R.8-36 Entrance to a Yucatán Town, between 1873 and 1883

Scope and Content Note

Collodion print. Title from annotation on verso in hand of Alice Le Plongeon. "Entrance to a town in Yucatán"--written on recto of mount in hand of Maude Blackwell.
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2007.R.8-37 View of a Cenote, between 1873 and 1884

Scope and Content Note

Collodion print.
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2007.R.8-38 Vendor of Cakes and Preserves, between 1873 and 1884

Scope and Content Note

Retouched albumen print. Title from inscription on recto of mount in hand of Alice Le Plongeon: Vender [sic] of Cakes and Preserves. "1880"--on recto of mount in hand of Maude Blackwell. "Yucatán"--on verso of mount in hand of Maude Blackwell.
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2007.R.8-39 Tree Trunk with Vines and Birds, 188-?

Scope and Content Note

Collodion print. "Tree killing vine"--written on recto of mount. For another view of this image see accession number 2004.M18-b13.24; for a lantern slide see 2004.M.18-b28.6.
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2007.R.8-40 Leopard, 188-?

Scope and Content Note

Retouched collodion print. In this composite photograph an image of a lion, probably taken in a zoo, has been placed in a jungle setting. The image was used as Plate LXXII in Queen Moo. "Leopard of Central America. 'Coh' (totem) 'chaac Mol'"-- written on recto of mount. For another print of this image see accession number 2004.M.18-b11.25; for a lantern slide illustration of this image see 2004.M.18-b31.13.
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2007.R.8-41 Photographer unknown, Late Portrait of Alice Dixon Le Plongeon, approximately 1910

Scope and Content Note

Gelatin silver p.o.p (printing-out paper). This studio portrait was likely taken shortly before Alice passed away. For another print of this image see accession number 2004.M.18-b10.7; see 2004.M.18-b14.3 for the printing block made from this image.
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2007.R.8-42 Alice Le Plongeon in Front of the Pyramid of Kinich Kak Moo, Izamal, between 1873 and 1874

Scope and Content Note

Collodion print. "A near view of the ruins of the famous temple of Kab-Ul the miraculous hand. Izamal, Yucatán"--written on verso in hand of Alice Le Plongeon. "The ancient mound at Izamal"--written on verso in hand of Alice Le Plongeon.
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2007.R.8-43 Photographer unknown, Stela b. Copan, 188?

Scope and Content Note

Retouched collodion print. "Le Plongeon photo (Blackwell's) Yucatán"--written on recto of mount in hand of Maude Blackwell.
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2007.R.8-44 Cast of pre-Inca Wall Decorations, after 1885

Scope and Content Note

Albumen print. "Peru. Le Plongeon illustration in his books"--written on recto of mount in hand of Maude Blackwell. For another print of this image see accession number 2004.M.18-b10.76.
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2007.R.8-45 Portrait of Bishop Landa [?], 187-?

Scope and Content Note

Albumen print with crayon. Photograph of an illustration, heavily reworked.