The collection consists of an album of photographs depicting the Allison V. Armour expedition to the Yucatán peninsula in
Mexico, a research expedition undertaken in 1895 by curators from the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. Photographs
in the album focus mainly on the Mayan ruins visited by members of the expedition, with additional photographs of local scenery
and the expedition group.
The Allison V. Armour expedition to Yucatán, Mexico, was a research expedition undertaken in 1895 for the Field Museum of
Natural History, then known as the Columbian Museum of Chicago. Allison V. Armour was a wealthy patron of the museum who funded
the expedition, which was meant to carry out research for the anthropology, botany, geology, and zoology departments of the
museum. Jointly headed by the museum's Curator of Anthropology, William Henry Holmes, the expedition took two and a half months
and explored areas of the Yucatán peninsula researching the Maya, Zapotec and Mixtec civilizations.
1.56 linear feet
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