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Indians of Central America -- Guatemala

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:

Archivo General de la Nación, Guatemala

 File — Box 3, Folder: 34, a-f
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 50-(34)
Scope and Contents 1524-1558 Six photocopies of manuscripts held in the Archivo General de la Nacion, Guatemala. Most are in the handwriting of Brasseur de Bourborg and some have passages of Quiché with Spanish translations. The documents concern early land titles of the Indians in Chiapas and the Quiché Indians of Guatemala, including Quezaltenango, Momostenango, and Verapaz. 6 pieces total.
Dates: 1524-1558

Chichicastenango, Guatemala Photograph

 File — Box 1, Folder: 7
Identifier: Image Archive-Collection 40-(7)
Scope and Contents c.1928. Hand-tinted photoprint (5" x 7 1/2") of Maya people worshipping with incense on the steps of the church in Chichicastenango, Guatemala.
Dates: c.1928

Chinautla Photograph Collection

Identifier: Image Archive-Collection 38-(38)

Erwin Paul Dieseldorff Collection

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 147
Scope and Contents 1539, 1583, 1795-(1898-1945)-1956. Extensive collection of personal and business papers of a German-born coffee planter of the Alta Verapaz, Guatemala, with a Kekchí will and other Maya materials. 85,783 pieces and 722 manuscript volumes.The collection consists of the personal and business papers of Erwin Paul Dieseldorff, a German-born coffee planter and merchant in the Alta Verapaz of Guatemala. The personal papers include family documents and correspondence with friends and...
Dates: 1898-1945

Ethel W. Perkins Postcard Collection

Identifier: Image Archive-Collection 39-(19)
Scope and Contents 1908-1925. 179 vintage postcards, mostly black and white, that were originally assembled in four album according to the following subjects: 1) Puerto Barrios, Escuintla, coffee production and rural scenes; 2) Guatemala City; 3) Antigua; and 4) Mayas. Many of the images were taken by Valdeavellano. Several have the signature of Lilly de Jongh Osborne.
Dates: 1908-1925

Gilbert Islanders Photograph

 File — Box 1, Folder: 19
Identifier: Image Archive-Collection 40-(19)
Scope and Contents 1892.  Unmounted albumen print (6 1/4" x 9") with the hand stamp of Kildare y Valdeavellano photographers on the verso.  The caption accompanying the print reads as follows, "Gilbert Islanders imported by de Sabla to work on the coffee estate. Proved a great failure." An account taken from a newspaper article dated October 15, 1892 reports the following: “San Francisco. An Examiner reporter was on the cruise of the steamship Montserrat which arrived here Thursday from San José de Guatemala,...
Dates: c. 1892

Guatemala Photograph

 File — Box 2, Folder: 14
Identifier: Image Archive-Collection 40-(14)
Scope and Contents 1974. Gelatin silver photograph (9 1/2" x 6 1/2") of a lake scene including Mayas titled "Guatemala."
Dates: 1974

Marian H. Robinson Photograph Album

Identifier: Image Archive-Album-008
Scope and Contents 1882-1888.  An album of 65 leaves containing original albumen photographs taken by Sanfred Robinson.  The images include views of Maya people, architecture, villages, port, and coffee plantations across highland Guatemala. All of the photographs are identified.
Dates: 1882-1888

Panajachel Indians Photograph

 File — Box 1, Folder: 18
Identifier: Image Archive-Collection 40-(18)
Scope and Contents c. 1890. Unmounted albumen print (6 1/4" x 9"). The photographer is unknown. A portrait of men and boys, most are Mayas from the village of Panajachel on the shores of Lake Atitlán in the Guatemalan highlands.
Dates: c.1890

Report on Tikal

 File — Box 2, Folder: 18
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 50-(18)
Scope and Contents c.1930 English and Spanish translations of the first written report (in German) on the ruins of the Maya sites of Tikal and Ixkun. Also a typewritten extract from the
Dates: c.1930

Santo Tomás Chichicastenango, Guatemala Album

Identifier: Image Archive-Album-001
Scope and Contents c. 1935.  Album comprised of black and white commercial photographs printed on postcard paper. Images of the town and Maya people of Chichicastenango, Guatemala.  All photographs are identified. 24 pages, miniature.
Dates: c. 1935

Sarg Family Photograph Album

Identifier: Image Archive-Album-051
Scope and Contents 1880s-1900s.  A family album containing 13 original silver gelatin and platinum print photographs (6 1/2" x 5"), plus 19 photographic reproductions. There are two platinum prints of the house occupied by their friends the Maudslay's. The images provide views of the family's home and properties in Coban, Guatemala and parts of Mexico.  A list of manuscript captions are most likely in Mary Elizabeth Parker Sarg’s hand. 32 total images.
Dates: 1880s-1900s

Walker E. McBath and Anna Rebecca Guatemala Photograph Collection

Identifier: Image Archive-Collection 38-(25)
Scope and Contents c. 1904-1915.  15 black and white photographs of varying sizes taken by Walker and Anna Rebecca McBath mostly in and around Quezaltenango, Guatemala.  Several of the photographs record the immediate surrounding of the missionaries.  There are a fine series of group portraits of Maya leaders dressed in their finest regalia, a street scene during a local festival, and a panoramic view of Quezaltenango. Included in the collection are portions of four letters of correspondence from Reverand Walker...
Dates: c. 1904-1915