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  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Title: Frederick Starr photographs from Southern Mexico
    creator: Starr, Federick
    source: Johanson Rare Books
    Identifier/Call Number: MSS.PHOTO.0586
    Physical Description: 0.8 Linear Feet (2 flat boxes)
    Date (inclusive): c. 1897-1901

    Biographical / Historical

    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.

    Scope and Contents

    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.

    Conditions Governing Use

    There are no restrictions on use of public domain materials.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Open for research. Note that material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Purchase; 2018. Accession MSS 2018-027.

    Preferred Citation

    [identification of item], Frederick Starr photographs from Southern Mexico (Mss Photo 0586). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Starr, Federick
    Johanson Rare Books