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Photographs of Mexico by Abel Briquet, 1895-1905

MS. 23051 photogr. 84 / 3

12 Bromide prints from Mexico. Three large topographic views; one of people on a river and two of a church. 9 smaller prints include shots of firefighters at work, a landscape, and a Catholic procession.


  • Creation: 1895-1905


12 items

Language of Materials

  • English

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MS. 23051 photogr. 84 / 3

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

Bromide prints

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom