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
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.
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