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Mexican Travelogue Photo Album


Held at: Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections [Contact Us]370 Lancaster Ave, Haverford, PA 19041

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Overview and metadata sections

The specific history of the album, including details about its creator and the 1937 trip to Mexico that produced these images, is unknown.

The photographs included in this travelogue document a trip to Mexico that took place between January 23 and March 16, 1937. The images are black and white, and the majority are accompanied by brief, hand-written notes and occasional commentary. The content of the photographs is varied: many depict the physical surroundings of Mexico, featuring both natural landscapes and man-made structures like pyramids, temples, and palaces. Others highlight the activities of Mexicans in both rural and urban settings, including a few particularly captivating images of children. The photographs highlight a number of Mexican cities including Guadalupe, Sabina Hidalgo, Mexico City, and Victoria. The last few pages of the travelogue contain postcards. Each displays an image and corresponding location label on the front; some have short, hand-written letters on the back.

The Mexican Travelogue Photo Album was purchased by Special Collections, Haverford College in 2015 from Brian Cassidy Bookseller.

Processed by Emily Kingsley; completed September, 2015.

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Emily Kingsley
Finding Aid Date
September, 2015
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

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