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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 48 Collections and/or Records:

Abbye A. Gorin Collection

 Collection — Box 1 - 20
Identifier: Image Archive-Collection 01
Scope and Contents 1965-1985.  The Abbye A. Gorin Collection includes photographs of people, city and country scenes, architecture, archaeological sites and pre-Columbian art in Spain, Mexico, Guatemala, Peru and the Museum of Mankind in England, taken during the years between 1965 and 1985. Gorin used two cameras in shooting the photographs in the collection: a Rolleiflex (purchased in 1954) with a fixed 3.5/75mm lens, and a Leica M-3 (purchased in 1963) with Leica Summicron 50mm, Summicron 35mm, and Elmarit...
Dates: 1965-1978

Alfred J. Snyder Collection of Guatemala Photographs

Identifier: Image Archive-Collection 38-(6)
Scope and Contents

1903 or 1904.  25 black and white photographs (7 1/2" x 6") taken by W.J. Stevens of the archaeological site of Quiriguá, Guatemala; also of the city of Antigua and railroad construction, collected by Snyder, the first New Orleans general manager of the United Fruit Company.

Dates: 1903 - 1904

Alfred W. Anthony Photograph Collection

Identifier: Image Archive-Collection 18
Scope and Contents

1910-1920s.  300 photographs (and negatives) relating to two disparate themes.  One is of seals and other wildlife living along the Baja California coast.  The second is of Guatemala and its native populations and the city of Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Included in the collection are papers, passport, and obituary of Anthony, a noted naturalist.

Dates: 1910-1920s

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

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

 File — Box 5, Folder: 38
Identifier: Image Archive-Collection 38-(38)

CIRMA Collection of Juan Yas and José Domingo Noriega Photographs

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: Image Archive-Collection 13
Scope and Contents 1880-1940. 78 prints made by Mitchell Denburg from the original glass negatives of photographs taken by the early Guatemalan photographers, Juan José de Jesús Yas and José Domingo Noriega.  The collection represents the latter work of Yas when he worked alongside with his nephew, José Domingo, out of his studio in Antigua, Guatemala. The images document his work in studio portraiture which capture Guatemalans in a diversity of social settings (like weddings and funerals) and they reflect...
Dates: 1880-1940

CIRMA Collection of Mitchell Denburg Photographs

Identifier: Image Archive-Collection 12
Scope and Contents

1979-1982.  922 photographs of twentieth century city and country life in Guatemala, including activities of Maya people, coffee plantation workers, nineteenth century farm equipment, tradespeople, prostitutes, political parties, and scenes of Holy Week and church interiors.  A comprehensive collection guide is included with the collection.

Dates: 1979-1982

Colegio Mercantil Antigueño Photograph

 File — Box 1, Folder: 4
Identifier: Image Archive-Collection 40-(4)
Scope and Contents

1963. Gelatin silver panoramic print (5 1/2" x 13 7/8") of the military students of the Colegio Mercantil Anigueño of Antigua, Guatemala taken on September 15, 1963.

Dates: 1963

Compañía de Navegación del Río Motagua. Erección de la Compania de Navegación del Río Motagua, 1796

 File — Box 4, Folder: 48
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 50-(48)
Scope and Contents 1796   A single hand-written manuscript of 17 leaves (34 pages) and 4 appendices. It recounts the proceedings which created a joint stock company to develop and promote navigation on the Motagua River from the Honduran port of Omoa. The manuscript includes a report by the Secretary of Guatemala's Consulado concerning the venture, the list of the company's stockholders and officials, the company's thirty-five articles of incorporation and a series of reflections about the project by those...
Dates: 1796

Daniel Schavelzon Photograph Collection of Ecuadorian and Guatemalan Archaeological Sites

Identifier: Image Archive-Collection 63
Scope and Contents 1960s-1980s. 687 black and white photographs of varying sizes (8 x 10 inches to 3 x 4 inches) of archaeological sites in both Ecuador and Guatemala. The images document excavations at the Ecuadorian sites of Manta and Jaramino and include images of artifacts from sites along the coast and in the sierra of Ecuador. Included in the collection are a set of photographs of the Kaminaljuyu site in highland Guatemala taken in 1962. Offprints and site plans of Kaminaljuyu are included. 697...
Dates: 1960s-1980s

Ernest L. Crandall Photograph Collection

Identifier: Image Archive-Collection 05
Scope and Contents

Photographs taken during three Carnegie Institution expeditions to archaeological sites in Mexico and Guatemala. Three photographs in the collection are attributed to Teobert Maler.

Dates: 1924-1927

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 039-(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

Frank M. June Guatemala Vistas

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: Image Archive-Collection 58
Scope and Contents

1940-1942. These photos were taken during Colonel June's service as Naval Attaché in Guatemala. The prints include an aerial view of Guatemala City, several colonial structures in Antigua and a number of pictures taken around Lake Atitlán. The collection's strength are the scenes of daily rural life which include market days, typical housing and costumes, means of transportation and an indigenous musical group playing traditional instruments.

Dates: 1940 - 1942

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 C.A. Photograph Album

 Collection — Box 36, Album: 052
Identifier: Image Archive-Album-052
Scope and Contents

c. 1920s.  An album of twelve mounted gelatin silver prints (7" x 9 1/2"), each with the blind stamp of “Photo Sport, Guatemala.”  The photographer is unknown.  The images provide views from across Guatemala and include public buildings in Antigua, an ancient Maya stela from Quiriguá, and Lake Atitlán.

Dates: c. 1920s

Guatemala Miscellaneous Postcard Collection

Identifier: Image Archive-Collection 039-(06)
Scope and Contents

15 postcards of Guatemala, generally grouped according to date or place. Includes views of Guatemala City, Antigua, etc.

Dates: 1920s

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

Guatemala President Manuel Estrada Cabrera, 1857 - 1924 Photograph

 File — Box 1, Folder: 8
Identifier: Image Archive-Collection 40-(8)
Scope and Contents

n.d. Gelatin silver print (8" x 10") of a larger-than-life size bust of Manuel Estrada Cabrera, shown with the apparent sculptor, who is unnamed.

Dates: n.d.

Guatemala Street Scene Photograph

 File — Box 1, Folder: 11
Identifier: Image Archive-Collection 40-(11)
Scope and Contents

n.d. Gelatin silver photograph (13" x 9") of a street scene in Guatemala created in an impressionistic style by Foto-Sport Guatemala.

Dates: n.d.

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

International Development Bank Report of Mission to Guatemala

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 065
Scope and Contents

1962-1963.  Comprehensive two-part mimeograph report in Spanish of the International Development Bank (IDB) Mission to Guatemala, with a transmittal letter in English from Mission Chairman Merwin L. Bohan to Felipe Herrera, President of the IDB, explaining that Part I covers the fiscal and economic situation and suggests remedial measures, while Part II presents a program for the reorganization of Guatemala's banking and credit institutions. 4 pieces.

Dates: 1962-1963

John Geddings Gray 1928 Memorial Expedition Papers

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 086
Scope and Contents December 30, 1927-August 5, 1928.  Frans Blom diaries and records written during the 1928 Gray Memorial Expedition to Chiapas, Mexico and Guatemala. Also includes the diary of expedition medic Louis Bristow and Blom's calendar notes, archaeological notes, and notes on plant names.  20 pieces. The collection consists of diaries, notes, records, and photographs made during the Gray Memorial Expedition to Chiapas, Mexico and Guatemala. This was Tulane's 4th expedition to Middle America and was...
Dates: 1927-1928

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

Latin America Fotofolio Album

 Collection — Box 1, Album: 004
Identifier: Image Archive-Album-004
Scope and Contents

1933.  An album of 100 personal gelatin silver snapshots taken by an unknown traveler in the countries of Colombia, Cuba, Guatemala and Mexico. All photographs are identified.

Dates: 1933

Manuel Rubio Sánchez Book Manuscripts Collection

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 080
Scope and Contents

c. 1985.  Photocopies of two unpublished books by Manuel Rubio Sánchez in rough draft titled, "Puertos de Guatemala situados en su Costa Sur," and "Historia del comercio del café en Guatemala."  Much of the material was previously published by Rubio Sánchez in Antropología e Historia de Guatemala and Anales de la Academia (Sociedad) de Geografía e Historia (Guatemala). 2 pieces.

Dates: Other: Majority of material found in c. 1985

Marian H. Robinson Photograph Album

 Collection — Multiple Containers
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

Martha Robertson Postcard Collection

Identifier: Image Archive-Collection 039-(09)