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Social life and customs -- Mexico

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 17 Collections and/or Records:

Collection of Cruces y Campa Mexican Occupationals

Identifier: Image Archive-Collection 48
Scope and Contents 1862-1877.  60 cartes-de-visites of the Mexican "occupationals" or "tipos" series created by the photographers Antioco Cruces and Luis Campa from studio portraits depicting men, women, and children in a diversity of occupations or wearing traditional costumes against realistic backgrounds. The collector was Charles R. Hunt.
Dates: 1862-1877

Fernando Horcasitas Papers

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 68
Scope and Contents 1940-1980. Collection of personal and business papers, published works, drafts, research and field notes, and texts of Nahuatl plays and stories focusing on modern Nahuatl language and people, with a 19th century Atlixco manuscript and material on the dance of Moros and Cristianos. 6,200 pieces and 2,300 cards.The Fernando Horcasitas Papers reflect the interest and dedication of a man devoted for many years to various aspects of Mexican ethnohistory and linguistics, focusing...
Dates: 1940-1980

Fritz Henle "Mexican Studies" Photograph Collection

Identifier: Image Archive-Collection 24
Scope and Contents 1940s.  45 black and white photographs (10 1/2" x 13")  of city and country scenes, indigenous people, workers, famous personages, archaeological sites and architecture of Mexico. See also the companion book, Mexico: 64 photographs, by Fritz Henle, which included this passage on the origin of the photographs:  "In 1936, Henle saw Mexico for the first time and, impressed by the paradoxical countray with its centuries-old cultures and its...
Dates: 1940s

General Rafael E. Melgar Collection

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 151
Scope and Contents 1913-1959. Extensive collection of personal and political papers of General Rafael E. Melgar (1887-1959) who fought in Mexico’s Revolution (1910-1920) and then entered politics to serve in various offices including congressional representative from Oaxaca, campaign manager for Lázaro Cárdenas, governor of the Territory of Quintana Roo, Senator from Oaxaca, and as the Mexican ambassador to Holland. 42 linear feet.A finding aid, ...
Dates: 1913-1959

Guadalajara, Mexico, c.1940s

 File — Box 2: Series LAL03_153_02, Folder: 2
Identifier: LAL03_153_02_002
Scope and Contents c.1940s. Richly colored double trifold travel brochure for Guadalajara, Mexico produced by the Comisión Nacional de Turismo. The texts are printed in English to target Anglophone tourists, likely from the United States. The introductory text gives a brief history and description of the city of Guadalajara. The body of the brochure contains brief texts and graphic illustrations under the headings of: Principal Attractions, Location and Climate, Hotels, Excursions from Guadalajara, Chapala,...
Dates: c.1940s

Mexican Printed Ephemera Collection

Identifier: Ephemera-Collection 46
Scope and Contents 1820-2011.  An artificial collection of an assortment of categories of printed ephemera pieces from Mexico.  The range of materials include broadsides, correspondence, decrees, circulars, announcements, pamphlets, flyers, supplements, articles, papers, and brochures, to name just a few.  The themes for the vast majority of the pieces are political, religious, or deal with cultural events. 132 pieces.
Dates: 1820-2011

Mexican pulquería

 File — Box 1, Folder: 23
Identifier: Image Archive-Collection 40-(23)
Scope and Contents c.1900-1910. Gelatin silver print (11.5 x 19.5 cm) of an interior scene at a Mexican pulquería. The print number "245" and the photographer's name, "SCOTT," appear in the bottom left and right corners, respectively, in negative. On the verso side is the stamp of "J. Granat, Mexican Curiosities, Coliseo Nuevo No. 1, Mexico."

Accompanying the photograph is a postcard published by J.G. Hatton, Mexico, No. 7972 of the same image as a hand-colored, photomechanic print.
Dates: c. 1900-1910

Mexican Views Postcard Album

Identifier: Image Archive-Album-006
Scope and Contents c. 1900.  An album containing 210 postcards from throughout Mexico showing colonial architecture, archaeological sites, and views of people at work.  Several of the postcards have notes inscribed by Zelia Nuttall, who may have collected the cards.
Dates: c. 1900

Miniature Portraits of Female Beauties Photograph Collection

Identifier: Image Archive-Collection 38-(36)
Scope and Contents c. 1910s - 1920s.  54 gelatin silver miniature photographic portraits of female actresses many of which were originally tobacco trade cards. Many contain the name of the actress, a DE photographer trademark, and an image number printed on the card.
Dates: c. 1910s - 1920s

Morris Henry Hobbs Collection of Mexico Etchings

 Collection — Box Oversize Box 4
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 48-(49)
Scope and Contents 1942.  20 pieces of artwork done or collected by Morris Henry Hobbs.  14 pieces were done by Hobbs himself.  They include pencil drawings, etchings, drypoint prints, and drawings in brush and ink.  Four additional etchings by other artists are included as are two bromide photographs by Gordon Abbott.  The theme for all of these pieces are cityscapes of Mexican towns, most feature scenes from Taxco, Guerrero.
Dates: 1942

Nahuatl copybook

 File — Box 1, Folder: 10
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 49-(10)
Scope and Contents 18th century? Leather-bound manuscript book with colored illustrations of daily life, a map, and 10 pages of Nahuatl text, thought to be the copybook of an Aztec noble youth living in a Franciscan monastery. 26 leaves; 4°.
Dates: 18th century

New York and Cuba Mail Steamship Company Album

Identifier: Image Archive-Album-041
Scope and Contents c. 1885.  An album of 144 gelatin silver prints (between 5”x7” and 7” x 9”; one-third are 3” x 4”).  Ninety photographs are of Cuba and 54 photographs are of Mexico.The Cuba photographs section begins with a map of the country and two New York and Cuba Mail Steamship Company route maps detailing the company’s New York to Cuba to Mexico connections. Some of the Cuba photographs are numbered and contain captions.  The photographer is not named. Images of Havana dominate the section,...
Dates: c. 1885

Ross Parmenter Papers

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 152
Overview 1931 – 1999. Papers of this writer, journalist, artist, polymath and self-taught Mesoamerican archaeologist. Included are biographical materials, personal papers, correspondence, diaries, scrapbooks, sketchbooks, music editorial materials from the New York Times, published and unpublished book manuscripts and research notes, research on highland Mexican codices and lienzos, manuscript and research for a biography of Zelia Nuttall, photographs and slides, and...
Dates: 1931-1999

Rudolf Schuller Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 21
Scope and Contents 1914-1930. The collection of Rudolf Schuller Papers contains personal correspondence, notes, manuscripts, photographs, newspaper clippings, and printed ephemera totaling 1,016 pieces. The major portion of the material consists of field notes, vocabulary lists, and manuscripts from Schuller's studies of several Mexican and Central American Indian languages and dialects, with particular emphasis on the culture and language of the Huasteca people in northern Mexico. There are also materials...
Dates: 1914-1930

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 white...
Dates: 1890-1910

Stonewall Jackson Album of Mexican Photographs

Identifier: Image Archive-Album-031
Scope and Contents Early 20th century.  An album consisting of 14 leaves containing 92 black and white photographs collected or taken by Stonewall Jackson, a coffee buyer in Orizaba, Mexico.  The images include scenes of urban and rural life, coffee production, and railroads in the towns of Amecameca, Orizaba, and San Lazaro. Not all photographs are identified.
Dates: early 20th century

"Through Mexico with a Busted Camera" Photograph Album

Identifier: Image Archive-Album-005
Scope and Contents c. 1903, 1906.  A single album that consists of 64 pages containing unidentified snapshots of people, city scapes, and country scenes in Mexico.
Dates: c. 1903, 1906