Mexico, 1890s-1900s

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Abstract

These photographs were taken by Nelson and Goldman during their field research in Mexico approximately between the 1890s and 1900s (between 1890 and 1910). Mainly vegetation, but also birds are depicted in these photographs. Many photographs also related to ethnological observations such as social customs Mexicans and Indian culture and history. Portraits of locals are included. Locations include, but are not limited to Chapala, Papayos, Tampico, Coatepec, Las Barrancas, San Juan Teotihuacán, Zitácuaro, Mitla, Colima, Mount Orizaba, and San Luis Potosi.

Date Range

1890-1910

Start Date

1890

End Date

1910

Access Information

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Topic

  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Plants
  • Botany
  • Ornithology

Place

  • Coatepec
  • Tampico
  • Mitla
  • Chapala
  • Citlaltépetl, Volcán
  • Mexico
  • Zitácuaro
  • Los Papayos
  • San Luis Potosí
  • San Juan Teotihuacán
  • Colima

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Black-and-white photographs

Accession #

SIA RU007364

Collection name

Edward William Nelson and Edward Alphonso Goldman Collection, circa 1873-1946 and undated

Physical Description

7 folders

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Sublocation

Box 31 Folders 11-17