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Chinautla Photograph Collection

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Identifier: Image Archive-Collection 38-(38)

Dates

  • c. 1880

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Open to the public. No known restrictions.

Biographical / Historical

Alberto G. Valdeavellano Cordero (1861-1928) began his photographic career as an apprentice in the studio of Emilio Herbruger, Senior, who started the first permanent photographic studio in Guatemala. In competition to Herbruger, an American named Walferstein set up shop, but soon sold it to Herbruger’s re-toucher, Edward J. Kildare, an American from San Francisco. Together Kildare and Valdeavellano, opened their own studio, the “Palace of Art,” circa 1880. Known for their fine portraits of the elite class of Guatemala City, they also specialized in portraits of Maya people living in various communities in the surrounding countryside. Later Valdeavellano published numerous postcards and illustrated various periodicals in the capital.

Extent

6 Photographic Prints ; 8 x 10 inches

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement

Box 5, Folder 38

Creator

Title
Chinautla Photograph Collection
Subtitle
Small Photograph 38 (38), Image Archive, The Latin American Library, Tulane University
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the The Latin American Library at Tulane Repository

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