Abbot-Charnay Photograph Collection

Mss.913.72.Ab23

Date: 1859-1882 | Size: 2 Linear feet, 123 photographs

Abstract

A traveler, archaeologist, and photographer, Désiré Charnay (1828-1915) was one of the most important early expeditionary photographers. During his tours of Yucatan, Oaxaca, and Chiapas in 1858-1860 and 1880-1886, Charnay became one of the first to use photography in documenting the great Meso-American archaeological sites and to make ethnographic photographs of indigenous Mexicans. His major publications Cités et Ruines Américaines (Paris, 1862) and Les Anciennes Villes du Nouveau Monde (Paris, 1885) are important transitional works to the later scientific archaeology of Alfred Maudslay.

The collection of photographs taken by Desire Charnay are representative of the range of images he took of Meso-American archaeological sites during three tours of Mexico in 1858-1860 and 1880-1886. Although some of the images have suffered an unfortunate degree of fading, they convey the power and fascination that these sites held for Charnay and his contemporaries, and include some of the best early examples of the use of photography in the documentation of Mexican archaeology. The collection includes 123 images of the sites at Tula, Teotihuacan, Iztaccihuatl, Chichen Itza, Comalcalco, and Palenque, of archaeological specimens held at the Museum of Mexico, and of landscape and villages in Yucatan, Chiapas, and Oaxaca, as well as a series of Lacandon, Mayan, Mixtec, and Yucatec "racial types."

Background note

A traveler, archaeologist, and photographer, Désiré Charnay (1828-1915) was born in Fleur-sur-l'Arbesle, France, on May 2, 1828. After completing his education at the Lycée Charlemagne in Paris in 1850, Charnay accepted a teaching position in New Orleans, and it was there that he first encountered John Lloyd Stephen's enormously popular Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas, and Yucatan (1841) and Incidents of Travel in Yucatan (1843), which included some of the earliest photographic illustrations (woodcuts based on daguerreotypes) of the famous Mayan archaeological sites in Yucatan.

Inspired by Stephens, and tired of teaching, Charnay returned to France, and in April 1857, secured a commission from the Ministry of Public Instruction to travel to Yucatan and document its archaeological riches. Surprised, he wrote, by the incomplete manner in which previous explorers had dealt with the ruins, he stated that he intended to take it upon himself to make a deeper and more detailed study. Convinced that he could use the precision of scientific photography to allay public doubts about the accuracy of his findings, Charnay undertook a crash course in Paris to learn the rudiments of photography. After acquiring a basic proficiency in the difficult wet plate collodion process, he made a test run, taking a brief photographic tour of the Saint Lawrence River during which he photographed Montmorency, Quebec, and Niagara Falls. Yet it was not until he arrived in Oaxaca that he put himself to the full test as a photographer.

Although hampered by the civil war in Mexico, Charnay visited and photographed a number of significant sites in the Yucatan, Chiapas, and Oaxaca between September 1858 and the late summer 1860, including Mitla, Palenque, Izamal, Chichen Itza, and Uxmal. Dodging rebels and noxious insects, he brought with him a team of as many as 40 Indians to clear the encroaching jungle, yet despite the size of his crew, he was unable to carry out any significant excavations during this trip, and he managed to make only rough maps of the sites. These archaeological limitations, however, were more than compensated for by the documentary and artistic quality of his photographs. Despite the hardships of jungle travel and the technical difficulties of wet plate photography, Charnay managed to take dozens of technically-accomplished images that provide the first scientific documentation of the sites, and any of the best images convey an artistic sense of the grandeur of place, reflecting an awe and wonder in Charnay that resonated with the educated public at home.

Although not the first photographs of Meso-American archaeological sites, the images that Charnay took between 1858 and 1860 had an extraordinary impact due to their timing, extent, and quality. The results of Charnay's labors and his experiences in Mexico formed the basis for two books, the Album Fotográfico Mexicano (Mexico City, 1860), which was enthusiastically received despite a very short print run, and Cités et Ruines Américaines (Paris, 1862), an elaborate and extraordinarily expensive work (500F) which was illustrated with 47 photographic prints and two photolithographs.

Charnay's books made the case that the Mayan and other early cultures of Mexico were the equals of the great cultures of the Old World, and he treated his subjects with a characteristically mid-Victorian fascination with the origins and nature of racial diversity. This theme became even more prevalent during his a brief tour of Madagascar in 1863. In addition to taking a suite of images of cities, villages, and landscapes, Charnay turned his scientific attention on the Malagasy natives, focusing on physical appearance, dress, and occupation as a means of illustrating representative "racial types." He continued to refine his skills as an expeditionary and ethnographic photographer during a tour of Java and Australia fifteen years later, when he once again mixed landscapes and cityscapes with racial types, all the while experimenting with the dry plate process.

In his last photographic expeditions, 1880-1882 and 1886, Charnay returned to Mexico, funded by a wealthy New Yorker, Pierre Lorillard. Visiting and excavating sites at Tula and Teotihuacán, among others, and producing another stirring series of archaeological photographs, Charnay made some unusual images of his camp sites at Yaxchilán and Palenque and of villages and cities in Yucatan. During these trips, he also continued to his ethnographic interests, producing an extensive series of racial types of Lacandon, Mayan, and Mixtec Indians. A few of these images deviate from the usual stiff, scientific formality of the genre, particularly a series of images taken of Lacandons posed in their village (images 10, 15-17).

Charnay appears to have abandoned photography altogether after 1886, even as archaeologists like Alfred Percival Maudslay began to use the camera as an essential element of their expeditionary gear. Charnay returned to Paris, and continued to lecture and write on Mexican antiquities and his travels. He was awarded the Logerot Prize by the French Geographic Society in 1884 and was made an officer in the Legion of Honor, 1888. Among his other books are Le Mexique: Souvenirs et Impressions de Voyage (1863) and Les Anciens Villes du Nouveau Monde (1885), which enjoyed a popular audience when translated into English. Charnay died in Paris on October 24, 1915.

Scope and content

The collection of photographs taken by Desire Charnay are representative of the range of images he took of Meso-American archaeological sites during three tours of Mexico in 1858-1860 and 1880-1886. Although some of the images have suffered an unfortunate degree of fading, they convey the power and fascination that these sites held for Charnay and his contemporaries, and include some of the best early examples of the use of photography in the documentation of Mexican archaeology. The collection includes 123 images of the sites at Tula, Teotihuacan, Iztaccihuatl, Chichen Itza, Comalcalco, and Palenque, of archaeological specimens held at the Museum of Mexico, and of landscape and villages in Yucatan, Chiapas, and Oaxaca, as well as a series of Lacandon, Mayan, Mixtec, and Yucatec "racial types."

The photographs are albumen prints, most of which were made from wet plate collodion negatives (for the earlier expedition) or dry plate (in the latter), and are mounted on two different types of mount, a standard white cardboard mount with thin black line bordering and a thinner green board. Each includes and hand-written title on the mount in French, and several are marked in pencil "Charnay." It seems probable that the prints were prepared from the negatives during a relatively narrow period of time, probably in the 1880s, but possibly as late as the turn of the century.

The collection was apparently assembled by the scientist Griffith Evans Abbot (1850-1927), who presented them to the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. The 15 cartes de visite included in the collection, mostly portraits taken in Peru, Chile, and Madeira, bear an uncertain relationship to the Charnay images, and are probably present simply because they were also once owned by Abbot. Although most are simple studio portraits, there are two interesting cartes depicting Hollways Hotel and the "Manner of carrying invalid" in Madeira, and two ethnographic type images, one of natives from Funchal, Madeira, and one of a "Choloe" [sic] type from Peru. One of the cartes from Madeira has an inscription indicating that it was presented by Lt. Frederick Schober, USN, in 1904.

All of the images from this collection have been digitized. Links to the digital versions of the images are included in the inventory. You may also view a gallery of all images here.

Digital objects note

This collection contains digital materials that are available in the APS Digital Library. Links to these materials are provided with context in the inventory of this finding aid. A general listing of digital objects may also be found here.

Collection Information

Physical description

Native American Images Note : Of the 124 albumen prints, 15, numbered 110-124, are carte de visites. Images include tombs, sculptures, side and front individual portraits.

Provenance

Gift of G. E. Abbot to the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, who in turn presented them to the APS in October 1953.

Preferred citation

Cite as: Abbot-Charnay Collection, American Philosophical Society.

Processing information

Recatalogued by rsc, 2002.

Other finding aids

Referenced in the online Daythal Kendall Guide to Native American Collections at the American Philosophical Society (#4504a).

Related material

The Printed Materials Department has two works by Charnay: Charnay, Désiré, Cités et ruines américaines, Mitla, Palenqué, Izamal, Chichen-Itza, Uxmal (Paris, 1863). Call no.: 913.72 C38c.Charnay, Désiré, The Ancient Cities of the New World : Being Voyages and Explorations in Mexico and Central America From 1857-1882 (New York, 1887). Call no.: 913.72 C38g. The Library also has the French version of 1885.

Bibliography

Davis, Keith F., Désiré Charnay, expeditionary photographer (University of New Mexico press, 1981). Call no.: B C375.

Indexing Terms


Corporate Name(s)

  • Museo Nacional de Mexico--Photographs

Genre(s)

  • Albumen prints
  • Carte de visite photographs
  • Ethnographic photography
  • Photographs

Geographic Name(s)

  • Chichen Itza Site (Mexico) -- Photographs
  • Comalcalco Site (Mexico) -- Photographs
  • Kabah Site (Mexico) -- Photographs
  • Madeira (Madeira Islands) -- Photographs
  • Mexico -- Antiquities -- Photographs
  • Mitla Site (Mexico) -- Photographs
  • Oaxaca (Mexico) -- Antiquities -- Photographs
  • Palenque (Chiapas, Mexico) -- Photographs
  • Teotihuacan Site (San Juan Teotihuacan, Mexico) -- Photographs
  • Tula Site (Tula de Allende, Mexico) -- Photographs
  • Uxmal Site (Mexico) -- Photographs
  • Yucatan (Mexico) -- Antiquities -- Photographs

Subject(s)

  • Archaeology -- Mexico -- Photographs
  • Indians of Mexico -- Photographs
  • Lacandon Indians -- Photographs
  • Maya Indians -- Photographs
  • Mixtec Indians -- Photographs
  • Southwest Indians
  • Toltecs -- Antiquities -- Photographs


Detailed Inventory

Abbot-Charnay Photograph Collection
  box 1-2
1. Charnay, Désiré, 1828-1915.
L'Indien triste -- école Azteque musée de Mexico
ca.1880-1882Mounted albumen, 9.25x7"
2. Charnay, Désiré, 1828-1915.
La Ceres Azteque
ca.1880-1882Mounted albumen, 9.25x7"
3. Charnay, Désiré, 1828-1915.
La Venus impudique, école Azteque
ca.1880-1882Mounted albumen, 9.25x7"
4. Charnay, Désiré, 1828-1915.
La Castillo à Chichen Itza
1860Mounted albumen, 9.25x7"
5. Charnay, Désiré, 1828-1915.
Façade du Castillo à Chichen Itza
1860Mounted albumen, 9.25x7"
6. Charnay, Désiré, 1828-1915.
Statue site Chac-mool trouvé à Chichen Itza
ca.1880-1882Mounted albumen, 9.25x7"
7. Charnay, Désiré, 1828-1915.
Le dieu Tlaloc -- trouvé à Chichen Itza
ca.1880-1882Mounted albumen, 9.25x7"
8. Charnay, Désiré, 1828-1915.
Base et fut de colonne -- jeu de paume à Chichen Itza
1860Mounted albumen, 9.25x7"
9. Charnay, Désiré, 1828-1915.
Palais des nonnes à Chichen Itza
1860Mounted albumen, 9.25x7"
10. Charnay, Désiré, 1828-1915.
Un chef Lacandons
1882Mounted albumen, 9.25x7"
11. Charnay, Désiré, 1828-1915.
Temple ruiné à Lorillard city, Lacandons
1882Mounted albumen, 9.25x7"
12. Charnay, Désiré, 1828-1915.
Mon campement au paso Yaxchilan -- Lacandons
1882Mounted albumen, 9.25x7"
13. Charnay, Désiré, 1828-1915.
L'Usumacinta au paso Yaxchilan -- Lacandons
1882Mounted albumen, 9.25x7"
14. Charnay, Désiré, 1828-1915.
Le temple à Lorillard City -- Lacandons
1882Mounted albumen, 9.25x7"
15. Charnay, Désiré, 1828-1915.
Lacandons
1882Mounted albumen, 9.25x7"
16. Charnay, Désiré, 1828-1915.
Groupe de Lacandons
1882Mounted albumen, 9.25x7"
17. Charnay, Désiré, 1828-1915.
2 jeune Lacandons
1882Mounted albumen, 9.25x7"
18. Charnay, Désiré, 1828-1915.
Types Mayas de Papacal et Cancé
ca.1880-1882Mounted albumen, 9.25x7"
19. Charnay, Désiré, 1828-1915.
Types Mayas de Papacal et Cancé
ca.1880-1882Mounted albumen, 9.25x7"
20. Charnay, Désiré, 1828-1915.
Types Mayas de Papacal et Cancé
ca.1880-1882Mounted albumen, 9.25x7"
21. Charnay, Désiré, 1828-1915.
Types Mayas de Papacal et Cancé
ca.1880-1882Mounted albumen, 9.25x7"
22. Charnay, Désiré, 1828-1915.
Types Mayas de Papacal et Cancé
ca.1880-1882Mounted albumen, 9.25x7"
23. Charnay, Désiré, 1828-1915.
Types Mayas de Papacal et Cancé
ca.1880-1882Mounted albumen, 9.25x7"
24. Charnay, Désiré, 1828-1915.
Types Mayas de Papacal et Cancé
ca.1880-1882Mounted albumen, 9.25x7"
25. Charnay, Désiré, 1828-1915.
Types Mayas de Papacal et Cancé
ca.1880-1882Mounted albumen, 9.25x7"
26. Charnay, Désiré, 1828-1915.
Types Mayas de Papacal et Cancé
ca.1880-1882Mounted albumen, 9.25x7"
27. Charnay, Désiré, 1828-1915.
Types Mayas de Papacal et Cancé
ca.1880-1882Mounted albumen, 9.25x7"
28. Charnay, Désiré, 1828-1915.
Types Mayas de Papacal et Cancé
ca.1880-1882Mounted albumen, 9.25x7"
29. Charnay, Désiré, 1828-1915.
Types Mayas de Papacal et Cancé
ca.1880-1882Mounted albumen, 9.25x7"
30. Charnay, Désiré, 1828-1915.
Types Mayas de Papacal et Cancé
ca.1880-1882Mounted albumen, 9.25x7"
31. Charnay, Désiré, 1828-1915.
Types Mayas de Papacal et Cancé
ca.1880-1882Mounted albumen, 9.25x7"
32. Charnay, Désiré, 1828-1915.
Types indiens -- Mixteca
ca.1880-1882Mounted albumen, 9.25x7"
33. Charnay, Désiré, 1828-1915.
Type Mixteca
ca.1880-1882Mounted albumen, 9.25x7"
34. Charnay, Désiré, 1828-1915.
Types Mixteca
ca.1880-1882Mounted albumen, 9.25x7"
35. Charnay, Désiré, 1828-1915.
Types indiens -- Mixteca
ca.1880-1882Mounted albumen, 9.25x7"
36. Charnay, Désiré, 1828-1915.
Cour intérieure de Musée de Mexico
ca.1880-1882Mounted albumen, 9.25x7"
37. Charnay, Désiré, 1828-1915.
Tête venant du Musée de Mexico
ca.1880-1882Mounted albumen, 9.25x7"
38. Charnay, Désiré, 1828-1915.
[Un serie(?)] de la mort -- Musée de Mexico
ca.1880-1882Mounted albumen, 9.25x7"
39. Charnay, Désiré, 1828-1915.
Vases trouvés à Nahualae -- pied de l'Iztaccihuatl
ca.1880-1882Mounted albumen, 9.25x7"
40. Charnay, Désiré, 1828-1915.
Grande poterie mexicaine de fabrication moderne
ca.1880-1882Mounted albumen, 9.25x7"
41. Charnay, Désiré, 1828-1915.
Interieure de la cour -- palais de Mitla -- Oaxaca
1859Mounted albumen, 9.25x7"
42. Charnay, Désiré, 1828-1915.
Interieur d'une salle -- Mitla -- Oaxaca
1859Mounted albumen, 9.25x7"
43. Charnay, Désiré, 1828-1915.
Exterieure de la maison du cure -- Mitla -- Oaxaca
1859Mounted albumen, 9.25x7"
44. Charnay, Désiré, 1828-1915.
2eme palais de Mitla -- Oaxaca
1859Mounted albumen, 9.25x7"
45. Charnay, Désiré, 1828-1915.
Interieur maison du cure -- Mitla -- Oaxaca
1859Mounted albumen, 9.25x7"
46. Charnay, Désiré, 1828-1915.
Village de Palenque
1881Mounted albumen, 9.25x7"
47. Charnay, Désiré, 1828-1915.
Bas relief du soubassement du palais à Palenque
1881Mounted albumen, 9.25x7"
48. Charnay, Désiré, 1828-1915.
Façade de l'aile interieure du palais à Palenque
1881Mounted albumen, 9.25x7"
49. Charnay, Désiré, 1828-1915.
La tour du palais de Palenque
1881Mounted albumen, 9.25x7"
50. Charnay, Désiré, 1828-1915.
La cerro alto de Palenque vue prise de la galerie du palais
1881Mounted albumen, 9.25x7"
51. Charnay, Désiré, 1828-1915.
Ensemble de la cour et du palais interieur à Palenque
1881Mounted albumen, 9.25x7"
52. Charnay, Désiré, 1828-1915.
Bas relief du soubassement du palais à Palenque
1881Mounted albumen, 9.25x7"
53. Charnay, Désiré, 1828-1915.
Bas relief à Palenque
1881Mounted albumen, 9.25x7"
54. Charnay, Désiré, 1828-1915.
Inscriptions sur les escaliers de la cour du palais à Palenque
1881Mounted albumen, 9.25x7"
55. Charnay, Désiré, 1828-1915.
Rancho et foret vierge Palenque
1881Mounted albumen, 9.25x7"
56. Charnay, Désiré, 1828-1915.
Façade occidentale et interieure de la cour du palais de Palenque
1881Mounted albumen, 9.25x7"
57. Charnay, Désiré, 1828-1915.
Temple du soleil à Palenque (petit objectif)
1881Mounted albumen, 9.25x7"
58. Charnay, Désiré, 1828-1915.
Façade occidentale de l'aile interieure du palais de Palenque
1881Mounted albumen, 9.25x7"
59. Charnay, Désiré, 1828-1915.
Batiment au sud de la cour du palais de Palenque
1881Mounted albumen, 9.25x7"
60. Charnay, Désiré, 1828-1915.
Façade du temple des inscriptions à Palenque
1881Mounted albumen, 9.25x7"
61. Charnay, Désiré, 1828-1915.
Bas relief du soubassement du palais à Palenque
1881Mounted albumen, 9.25x7"
62. Charnay, Désiré, 1828-1915.
Façade occidentale du palais de Palenque (objectif double)
1881Mounted albumen, 9.25x7"
63. Charnay, Désiré, 1828-1915.
Façade occidentale de l'aile sud du palais de Palenque
1881Mounted albumen, 9.25x7"
64. Charnay, Désiré, 1828-1915.
Idoles à Teotihuacan
1880Mounted albumen, 9.25x7"
65. Charnay, Désiré, 1828-1915.
Statue gigantesque à Teotihuacan
1880Mounted albumen, 9.25x7"
66. Charnay, Désiré, 1828-1915.
Restes du palais tolteque à Teotihuacan
1880Mounted albumen, 9.25x7"
67. Charnay, Désiré, 1828-1915.
Paysage au village de San Juan de Teotihuacan
1880Mounted albumen, 9.25x7"
68. Charnay, Désiré, 1828-1915.
La pyramide du soleil à Teotihuacan
1880Mounted albumen, 9.25x7"
69. Charnay, Désiré, 1828-1915.
Escaliers et pyramide sur la voie des morts à Teotihuacan
1880Mounted albumen, 9.25x7"
70. Charnay, Désiré, 1828-1915.
Pyramide du soleil -- Teotihuacan
1880Mounted albumen, 9.25x7"
71. Charnay, Désiré, 1828-1915.
Pyramide de la lune à Teotihuacan
1880Mounted albumen, 9.25x7"
72. Charnay, Désiré, 1828-1915.
Étude de nopales à Teotihuacan
1880Mounted albumen, 9.25x7"
73. Charnay, Désiré, 1828-1915.
Rue du village de San Martin près Teotihuacan
1880Mounted albumen, 9.25x7"
74. Charnay, Désiré, 1828-1915.
Une rue du village de San Martin près Teotihuacan
1880Mounted albumen, 9.25x7"
75. Charnay, Désiré, 1828-1915.
Masques divers Teotihuacans
ca.1880-1882Mounted albumen, 9.25x7"
76. Charnay, Désiré, 1828-1915.
Pilier à Teotihuacan
1880Mounted albumen, 9.25x7"
77. Charnay, Désiré, 1828-1915.
Bas-relief d'une tour sud -- Camalcalco -- Tabasco
1880Mounted albumen, 9.25x7"
78. Charnay, Désiré, 1828-1915.
Palais de Comalcalco -- Tabasco
1880Mounted albumen, 9.25x7"
79. Charnay, Désiré, 1828-1915.
La forêt à Comalcalco
1880Mounted albumen, 9.25x7"
80. Charnay, Désiré, 1828-1915.
La tour sud à Comalcalco
1880Mounted albumen, 9.25x7"
81. Charnay, Désiré, 1828-1915.
Interieure du premier étage de la tour sud à Comalcalco
1880Mounted albumen, 9.25x7"
82. Charnay, Désiré, 1828-1915.
La village de Comalcalco -- Tabasco
1880Mounted albumen, 9.25x7"
83. Charnay, Désiré, 1828-1915.
Ruines d'une palais à Comalcalco -- Tabasco
1880Mounted albumen, 9.25x7"
84. Charnay, Désiré, 1828-1915.
Joueurs de Marimba tenorique -- Tabasco
1882Mounted albumen, 9.25x7"
85. Charnay, Désiré, 1828-1915.
Étude de garambullo à Tula sur l'emplacement des ruines
1880Mounted albumen, 9.25x7"
86. Charnay, Désiré, 1828-1915.
Monte del Tesoro -- un village de Tula
1880Mounted albumen, 9.25x7"
87. Charnay, Désiré, 1828-1915.
Façade du palais Tolteque decouvert à Tula
1880Mounted albumen, 9.25x7"
88. Charnay, Désiré, 1828-1915.
Vue de la place de Tula
1880Mounted albumen, 9.25x7"
89. Charnay, Désiré, 1828-1915.
Pyramide du soleil à Tula
1880Mounted albumen, 9.25x7"
90. Charnay, Désiré, 1828-1915.
Bas-relief Tolteque à Tula -- Mexique
1880Mounted albumen, 9.25x7"
91. Charnay, Désiré, 1828-1915.
Aile droite du palais Tolteque à Tula
1880Mounted albumen, 9.25x7"
92. Charnay, Désiré, 1828-1915.
Bas-relief Tolteque sculpté sur des rochers au nord-ouest de Tula
1880Mounted albumen, 9.25x7"
93. Charnay, Désiré, 1828-1915.
Cariatide Tolteque à Tula
1880Mounted albumen, 9.25x7"
94. Charnay, Désiré, 1828-1915.
Travaux dans la maison Tolteque à Tula
1880Mounted albumen, 9.25x7"
95. Charnay, Désiré, 1828-1915.
Fut de colonne Tolteque à Tula
1880Mounted albumen, 9.25x7"
96. Charnay, Désiré, 1828-1915.
Bas-relief Tolteque sculpté sur des rochers au nord-ouest de Tula
1880Mounted albumen, 9.25x7"
97. Charnay, Désiré, 1828-1915.
Petite pyramide à Aké -- Yucatan
1881Mounted albumen, 9.25x7"
98. Charnay, Désiré, 1828-1915.
Vue de la grande pyramide d'Aké -- Yucatan
1881Mounted albumen, 9.25x7"
99. Charnay, Désiré, 1828-1915.
Interieure du premier palais à Kabah -- Yucatan
ca.1881-1882Mounted albumen, 9.25x7"
100. Charnay, Désiré, 1828-1915.
2eme palais de Kabah -- Yucatan
ca.1881-1882Mounted albumen, 9.25x7"
101. Charnay, Désiré, 1828-1915.
Ruines du 1er palais à Kabah -- Yucatan
ca.1881-1882Mounted albumen, 9.25x7"
102. Charnay, Désiré, 1828-1915.
Une rue à Mérida -- Yucatan
ca.1881-1882Mounted albumen, 9.25x7"
103. Charnay, Désiré, 1828-1915.
Metis Yucateques à Merida
ca.1881-1882Mounted albumen, 9.25x7"
104. Charnay, Désiré, 1828-1915.
Le Tlamacas en l'Iztaccihuatl
ca.1880Mounted albumen, 9.25x7"
105. Charnay, Désiré, 1828-1915.
Popocatapetl pris de Tlamacas
ca.1880Mounted albumen, 9.25x7"
106. Charnay, Désiré, 1828-1915.
Une vue des ruines d'Uxmal
ca.1880Mounted albumen, 9.25x7"
107. Charnay, Désiré, 1828-1915.
Place d'Amecameca
ca.1880Mounted albumen, 9.25x7"
108. Charnay, Désiré, 1828-1915.
Place et cathedral de Mexico
ca.1880Mounted albumen, 9.25x7"
109. Charnay, Désiré, 1828-1915.
Idole dans le temple de Lorillard city
1882Mounted albumen, 9.25x7"
110. Unidentified.
Madeira [portrait of young girl]
1865Carte de visite
111. Garreaud, E. y cia..
[Portrait of two women], Santiago - Valparaiso
ca.1880Carte de visite
112. Courret Hermanos.
Choloe type, Lima, Peru
ca.1880Carte de visite
113. Vicente.
Hollways Hotel, Madeira. Hack drawn by oxen
1864Carte de visite

On verso: "presented by Lieut Frederick Schober, USN, 1904"

Access digital object:
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114. Vicente.
Manner of carrying invalid, Madeira
1864Carte de visite
115. Establecimiento fotografico.
Quien sabe [portrait of woman], Valparaiso, Chile
ca.1880Carte de visite
116. Establecimiento fotografico.
[Portrait of woman], Valparaiso, Chile
ca.1880Carte de visite
117. Establecimiento fotografico.
Miss Turnbill [portrait of woman], Valparaiso, Chile
ca.1880Carte de visite
118. Establecimiento fotografico.
[Portrait of woman], Valparaiso, Chile
ca.1880Carte de visite
119. Courret, E..
[Portrait of woman], Lima, Peru
ca.1880Carte de visite
120. Courret, E..
[Portrait of woman], Lima, Peru
ca.1880Carte de visite
121. Establecimiento fotografico.
[Portrait of woman], Valparaiso, Chile
ca.1880Carte de visite
122. Courret, E..
[Portrait of woman], Lima, Peru
ca.1880Carte de visite
123. Courret, E..
Rose Sauri, [Portrait of woman], Lima, Peru
ca.1880Carte de visite
124. Camacho, J. F..
Feunchal natives, Madeira
1864Carte de visite