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Costa Rica

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Carroll Edward Mace Collection of Photographs and Postcards of Latin America

 Collection — Box 1, Box: 2
Identifier: Image Archive-Collection 17
Scope and Contents

1940s-1960s.  500 amateur photographs of Bolivia, Brazil, Costa Rica, Mexico, Guatemala, and Peru.  Included are 100 postcards of images taken by Martín Chambi.  The work of other photographers like Robert González, Jiménez, Mateo Nieva, and Villavicencio are also included.  Contained in the collection are three miniature commercial albums of Brazil.

Dates: 1940s-1960s

Central American Postcard Collection

Identifier: Image Archive-Collection 039-(30)
Scope and Contents

20th century. Growing collection of postcards (color and grayscale) from countries of Central America displaying themes of 20th century life including urban and rural living, urban and natural landscapes, architecture, indigenous people, and festivals. 184 total pieces.

Dates: Publication: 20th century

Costa Rica Album

 Collection — Box 10, Album: 012
Identifier: Image Archive-Album-012
Scope and Contents

c. 1890-1900.  A photograph album of 24 leaves containing 30 gelatin silver prints photographs of Costa Rica by H. N. Rudd and Paynter Brothers photographers. They show views of San José including the National Theater, other Costa Rican towns, the United Fruit Co. building, and banana and coffee production. All photographs are identified with captions.

Dates: c. 1890 - 1900

Hank L. Hoffenberg Collection

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: Image Archive-Collection 14
Scope and Contents 1869-1885.  19th century cartes de visite and stereocard views by E. Courret or Courret Hermanos.  The collection materials can be divided into two sets of images:  one, portraits of women, and two, urban scenes of Lima, Peru.  In addition to the collection of Courret materials are a set of loose, early undated photographs of rural houses in British Honduras and San José and Limón, Costa Rica.  Included also is an Alberto G. Valdeavellano photograph of Mayas from Guatemala, and 60...
Dates: 1869-1885, 1920s

John N. Teunisson United Fruit Company Photograph Collection

Identifier: Image Archive-Collection 35
Scope and Contents 1906.  35 mounted 7" x 9" black and white photographs taken in Louisiana, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, British Honduras, and Guatemala taken by John N. Teunisson.  Teunisson took these photographs during a quarantine tour of inspection of Central American fruit ports by U.S. health authorities as guests of the United Fruit Company. The photographs focus on public and domestic buildings, local bands, and hospitals.  These photographs were compiled into an album with the cover title, "With...
Dates: 1906

Judith Hancock de Sandoval Collection of Costa Rica and Honduras

Identifier: Image Archive-Collection 47
Scope and Contents

1983. 35mm negatives with contact prints of cities and towns (including San José, Heredia, and Cartago), churches, coffee mills, and plantations in Costa Rica; and cities of Tegucigalpa and Comayagua, towns, churches, and the archaeological site of Copán in Honduras. Three examples from the collection are below (House in San Pedro Sula, Ciruela Railroad Station, and Church of La Agonía).

Dates: 1983

Pan American Union Photograph Collection

Identifier: Image Archive-Collection 11
Scope and Contents

1942-1946. 99 photographs of Latin American intellectuals and government leaders who visited the Pan American Union in Washington, D.C.

Dates: 1942-1946

SEAA Mexican Lantern Slide Collection

Identifier: Image Archive-Collection 66
Scope and Contents c. 1890-1910. 745 single-image glass lantern slides primarily of places in highland central Mexico, but also includes scenes from Cuba, Panama, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Barbados, and Costa Rica. Images include landscapes, urban and rural street scenes, Colonial architecture, La Viga Canal, modes of transportation, urban and rural daily life, markets, archaeological sites, parks and plazas, public monuments, and churches. Several of the slides are hand-colored. Contact prints in black and...
Dates: 1890-1910