Abel Briquet Photograph Collection of Mexican Coffee Plantation Edit

Summary

Identifier
Image Archive Collection 38 (29)

Dates

  • 1896 (Creation)

Extents

  • 5.00 items (Whole)

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Description

  • Scope and Contents

    1896.  A group of five albumen printsphotographs (5 1/4" x 7 3/4") dated to February 6, 1896.  Each is affixed to a cardboard mount, trimmed to the image. The photographs are credited "A. Briquet, fot." with a banner text at the bottom of the image, giving a title, number, date, and caption in Spanish and English.  The images document some of the workings of a coffee plantation outside of the town of Orizaba, Veracruz.

  • Arrangement Note

    Box 4, Folder 29

  • Biographical or Historical Information

    Abel Briquet was a Frenchman who taught photography at St. Cyr, the French military academy and had a studio in Paris.  He traveled to Mexico in 1883. He is considered the first "commercial" photographer in Mexico, where he spent the next decade photographing landscapes, flora and fauna, "typical" scenes, buildings, and archaeological monuments. He also photographed "modern" Mexico as it was at the turn of the 19th century, with images of factories, railroads, and other technological advancements.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Open to the public. No known restrictions.

Instances

  • Type
    Graphic Materials
    Container 1 Type
    Box
    Container 1 Indicator
    4
    Container 2 Type
    Folder
    Container 2 Indicator
    29

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