Finding Aid for Views of Chile

Finding aid prepared by Beth Guynn


Descriptive Summary

Title: Views of Chile
Date (inclusive): circa 1880-1889
Number: 91.R.13
Physical Description: 35.0 photographic prints
Repository:
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

Access

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
http://hdl.handle.net/10020/cifa91r13

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.

Arrangement

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


Container List

 

Views of Chile

Box 1

91.R.13-1 Señora Cousiño's country residence at Lota, Chile

Box 1

91.R.13-2 In the grounds of Señora Cousiño's residence at Lota, Chile

Box 1

91.R.13-3 Bird's-eye view of the central plaza, in Santiago de Chile

Box 1

91.R.13-4 A street in Santiago, on one side of the central plaza

Box 1

91.R.13-5 The House of Congress, Santiago de Chile

Box 1

91.R.13-6 Teatró Municipal, (Government Theatres), Santiago de Chile

Box 1

91.R.13-7 In the alameda, Santiago

Box 1

91.R.13-8 In the alameda, Santiago, Chile

Scope and Content Note

Altar de la Patria with the equestrian statue of Bernardo O'Higgins in the Plaza de Libertador.
Box 1

91.R.13-9 A street in Santiago, Chile

Box 1

91.R.13-10 In the Quinta Normal, showing the museum, Santiago

Scope and Content Note

In negative: Junta? S. Conch: Toro
Box 1

91.R.13-11 In the Quinta Normal, a public garden, Santiago, Chile

Box 1

91.R.13-12 View on Santa Lucia Hill, Santiago

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91.R.13-13 On the Santa Lucia Hill, Santiago

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91.R.13-14 Patio of the Recoleta Monastery, Santiago de Chile

Box 1

91.R.13-15 The Recoleta Church, in Santiago de Chile

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91.R.13-16 Inside the Recoleta Church, Santiago

Box 1

91.R.13-17 An altar in the church, La Caridad, Santiago de Chile

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91.R.13-18 Procession of Corpus Cristi, (Body of Christ), in Santiago

Scope and Content Note

In negative: Procesion de Corpus Santiago.
Box 2

91.R.13-19 Front view of Señora Cousiño's Santiago residence, Calle de Diez e Ocho

Box 2

91.R.13-20 Grand stair-case in Señora Cousiño's Santiago residence

Box 2

91.R.13-21 A room in Señora Cousiño's house in Santiago

Box 2

91.R.13-22 The music-room in Señora Cousiño's house in Santiago

Box 2

91.R.13-23 A private house in Santiago, residence of Señor Concha on the Alameda

Box 2

91.R.13-24 A hall in Señor Concha's house, Santiago

Box 2

91.R.13-25 A private residence in Santiago de Chile

Box 2

91.R.13-26 Up the Valdivia River, opposite the city of Valdivia, Chile

Box 2

91.R.13-27 The hotel at Vina del Mar, a fashionable resort in the suburbs of Valparaiso

Box 2

91.R.13-28 The Protistant [sic] chapel in Valparaiso

Box 2

91.R.13-29 A street in Valparaiso de Chile

Box 2

91.R.13-30 Sea-men's Monument, near the landing, Valparaiso, Chile

Scope and Content Note

In negative: Monumento de la Marina Valparaiso.
Box 2

91.R.13-31 A familiar scene in Chile

Scope and Content Note

Thatched ox carts.
Box 2

91.R.13-32 A familiar country scene in Chile

Scope and Content Note

Village street with cart.
Box 2

91.R.13-33 Dancing the Cuaca, among the lower classes of Chileans

Scope and Content Note

Photograph of a painting.
Box 2

91.R.13-34 Typical saloon of the middle classes, in Chile

Scope and Content Note

Photograph of a painting.
Box 2

91.R.13-35 Garden of Señora Cousiño's house

Scope and Content Note

Missing.