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Finding Aid for Views of Chile
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Biographical/Historical Note
  • Administrative Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Views of Chile
    Date (inclusive): circa 1880-1889
    Number: 91.R.13
    Physical Description: 35.0 photographic prints
    The Getty Research Institute
    Special Collections
    1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
    Los Angeles, California, 90049-1688
    (310) 440-7390
    Abstract: This collection of photographic prints by an unknown maker depicts views of Chile.
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    Language: Collection material is in English

    Biographical/Historical Note

    The photographs, at one time compiled in an album, are by an unknown maker, who may have also been the album's compiler.

    Administrative Information


    Open for use by qualified researchers.

    Publication Rights

    Preferred Citation

    Views of Chile, circa 1880-1889, Getty Research Institute, Research Library, Accession no. 91.R.13

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired in 1991.

    Processing History

    Processed and cataloged by Beth Guynn; finding aid encoded by Holly Larson with grant funding from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR).

    Scope and Content of Collection

    This collection of albumen prints comprises photographs from a disbound album depicting views of Chile, primarily of Santiago, but including images of Valparaíso and rural subjects as well. The photos are by an unknown maker and probably date to the 1880s. The 23 views of Santiago include the central plaza, the House of Congress, the Teatró Municipal, two views of the Alameda, the Quinta Normal, two views of Santa Lucia Hill, three images of the Recoleta Church and Monastery, and La Caridad. Views of private residences include that of the Cousiño family (four views, external and internal; also included are two views of the Cousiño estate in Lota). One image depicts a Corpus Christi procession in the streets of Santiago.
    Photographs were originally mounted recto and verso; the photos from versos are now split from the mounts.
    Titles from English captions are handwritten in ink on mounts above the images.


    Disbound album; arranged by cataloger.

    Indexing Terms

    Subjects - Topics

    Processions, Religious--Chile--Santiago

    Subjects - Places

    Santiago (Chile)--Buildings, structures, etc
    Santiago (Chile)--Description and travel
    Valparaíso (Chile)--Description and travel

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Albumen prints--Chile--19th century