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Starr (Frederick) photographs
MSS.PHOTO.0586  
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Description
Materials include photographs of various indigenous groups of Mexico, including the Zapotec, Otomi, Mixi, and Trique, as well as buildings, the landscape, artifacts, and one photograph of Frederick Starr with another man, possibly his travel companion Ernst Lux. Photos have plate numbers written on the versos. Some photos by Jahn & Ollier Engraving Company.
Background
Frederick Starr was an anthropologist and professor at the University of Chicago. Between the years of 1897 and 1901, he made four trips to Southern Mexico to study the indigenous people there. He took with him an interpreter, a photographer, and a "plaster works" specialist. He published his findings in his book, In Indian Mexico: A Narrative of Travel and Labor, publsihed in 1908. Reproductions of many of the photographs included here appear in his book.
Extent
0.8 Linear Feet (2 flat boxes)
Restrictions
There are no restrictions on use of public domain materials.
Availability
Open for research. Note that material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use.