Abel Briquet Photograph Collection of Mexican Coffee Plantation
Identifier: Image Archive-Collection 38-(29)
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.
- Briquet, Abel, 1854-1902 (Person)
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Open to the public. No known restrictions.
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.
Box 4, Folder 29
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