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[Album of Mexican and French cartes-de-visite].

Available at Special Collections  SPECIAL COLLECTIONS - CONTACT REFERENCE  (2000.R.25 )()

  • Title:
    [Album of Mexican and French cartes-de-visite].
  • Creation Date: [between 1861 and 1880]
  • Physical Desc.: 1 album (45 cartes-de-visite, 1 calling card) : albumen ; 15 x 12.3 cm..
  • Summary: The album of cartes-de-visite by mostly unidentified photographers was likely assembled by someone who served in the French army in Mexico during the time of the French intervention. The album contains the following groups of images: photographs of pre-Columbian related statuary (5); portraits of 19th century Mexican presidents, military, and political figures (8); images of indigenous people and "tipos" depicting various types of Mexican street vendors and professions (20); portraits of figures from the French intervention, including generals Ignacio Zaragoza and Jesús Ortega, known for their leadership in the defense of Puebla, and General Tomás Mejía, whose alignment with the French caused him to be executed with Maximillian (5); portraits of Napoleon III and family (3); and unidentified portraits, including family and friends of the album compiler (4).intervention
    Seven of the images are photographs of prints or drawings; others are second or third generation copy photographs from original cartes-de-visite, attesting to the popularity and wide dissemination of the Mexican images at the time that the album was assembled.
  • Language: French
  • Other Archival Locations: Images 6-9 also reside in Special Collections accn. nos. 92.r.8, 93.r.20. Images 19-21, 26 in 93.r.20 .
  • Notes: Title devised.
    Openings of carte-de-viste mounts surrounded by gilt stamped design with the initials J. H. centered below the design; four openings are empty. Captions handwritten on many of the mounts in brown ink above and below image.
    Photographer's information on verso of one carte-de-visite: E. Desmaisons, 5 rue des Grands Augustins, Paris.
    Pebbled brown leather album with chased brass clasp; covers and spine embossed with a gothic design in high relief.
  • Form/Genre: Cartes-de-visite (card photographs) -- Mexico -- 19th century
    Photograph albums -- Mexico -- 19th century
    Albumen prints -- Mexico -- 19th century
    Studio portraits -- Mexico -- 19th century
    Photographs, Original
  • Subjects: González Ortega, Jesús, 1822-1881 -- Portraits Mejía, Tomás, 1820-1867 -- Portraits Napoleon III, Emperor of the French, 1808-1873 -- Portraits Zaragoza, Ignacio, 1829-1862 -- Portraits Generals -- Mexico -- Portraits Indians of Mexico -- Portraits Occupations -- Mexico Presidents -- Mexico -- Portraits Mexico -- Antiquities Mexico -- History -- European Intervention, 1861-1867
  • Contributors: Desmaisons, Emilien, 1812-1880.
  • ID/Accession Number: 1572-697
    2000.R.25
  • Access/Rights: Open for use by qualified researchers.
  • OCLC Record Number: 79630134

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