C.B. Waite photographs

Finding aid prepared by Julianna Gil, Student Processing Assistant.
Special Collections & University Archives
The UCR Library
P.O. Box 5900
University of California
Riverside, California 92517-5900
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Fax: 951-827-4673
Email: specialcollections@ucr.edu
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Descriptive Summary

Title: C.B. Waite photographs
Date: circa 1904
Collection Number: MS 031
Creator: Waite, C. B. (Charles Betts), 1861-1927
Extent: 1.08 linear feet (1 box)
Repository: Rivera Library. Special Collections Department.
Riverside, CA 92517-5900
Abstract: The collection consists of approximately 200 black and white photographs of various cities, buildings, historic sites, people, events, and places in Mexico taken by photographer C.B. (Charles Betts) Waite in the early 20th century.
Languages: The collection is in English.

Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

[identification of item], [date if possible]. C.B. Waite photographs (MS 031). Special Collections & University Archives, University of California, Riverside.

Acquisition Information

Provenance unknown.

Processing History

Processed by Julianna Gil, Student Processing Assistant, 2018.
Processing of the C.B. Waite photographs was completed by undergraduate students from the University of California, Riverside as part of the Special Collection & University Archives Backlog Processing Project started in 2015. This project was funded by the UCR Library and administered by Jessica Geiser, Collections Management Librarian.

Biographical Note

C.B. (Charles Betts) Waite was an American photographer, born in Akron, Ohio in 1861. Waite moved to Mexico City in 1896, where he opened his first studio on Calle de Rosales. A little later, Waite opened two more studios in San Cosme and San Juan de Letrán, both located in Mexico City.
Waite did a great deal of work as a traveling photographer, and he would travel to remote locations by train, car, horseback, and even on foot. He produced thousands of photographs in his career, which became favorites among the illustrated press, tourists, and collectors.

Collection Scope and Contents

The collection consists of approximately black and white photographs of various cities, buildings, historic sites, people, events, and places in Mexico taken by photographer C.B. (Charles Betts) Waite in the early 20th century.

Collection Arrangement

The collection is arranged by photograph number or location when available.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.


Agriculture -- Mexico
Architecture -- Mexico
Chapala, Lake (Mexico)
Chapultepec (Mexico City, Mexico)
Chihuahua (Chihuahua, Mexico)
Guanajuato (Mexico)
Iztaccíhuatl (Mexico)
Mexico City (Mexico)
Veracruz-Llave (Mexico : State)

Genres and Forms of Materials

Aristotypes (photographs)
Gelatin Silver Prints