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Vistas Mexicanas by Abel Briquet, 1880-1890

MS. 23051 photogr. 86

A photographic portfolio of 40 topographic views of Mexico and studies of local people. Mostly from Abel Briquet's series of photographic views, Vistas Mexicanas. Also includes 5 Mexican views by William Henry Jackson, 4 views of Zacatecas by E. Weimer, 1 photocollage of the Snake Dance of the Moqui by Cal Osbon, and 1 unattributed portrait of an indigenous woman.


  • Creation: 1880-1890


40 items

Language of Materials

  • English

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MS. 23051 photogr. 86

Former reference:

Wilson Centre Accession Number: 95:5290; Wilson Centre Accession Number 2: TC 306

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.

William Henry Jackson was an American photographer best known for his photographs of the American West.

E. Weimer was a Mexican photographer who owned a studio in Zacatecas in the 1890s.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Pierre Spake UK, 15/10/1995

Physical Facet

Albumen prints from collodion plate negatives

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom