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Photographs of Mexico and Central America by Abel Briquet, 1895-1905

MS. 23051 photogr. 84 / 2

29 photographs on disbound album boards. Includes topographic views and portraits taken in Mexico and Central America.


  • Creation: 1895-1905


29 items

Language of Materials

  • English

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MS. 23051 photogr. 84 / 2

Former reference:

Wilson Centre Accession Number: 88:3578; Wilson Centre Accession Number 2: TC 266

Biographical / Historical

Abel Briquet founded a photographic printing company around 1854. He taught photography at the French military academy in Saint-Cyr. In 1876, he was commissioned to document the construction of the Mexican National Railway.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased at Ava Vargas Mexico, 15/11/1988

Physical Facet

POP prints; bromide prints; albumen prints

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom