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Collection Photo, Print, Drawing [Portraits of rulers, politicians, military figures and other notables, chiefly relating to the reign of Emperor Maximilian of Mexico, 1864-1867]

About this Item

Title

  • [Portraits of rulers, politicians, military figures and other notables, chiefly relating to the reign of Emperor Maximilian of Mexico, 1864-1867]

Summary

  • Album contains calling-card size photographs, including many related to Emperor Maximilian of Mexico and his execution in 1867. Two images show his clothes marked with bullet holes and the place of his imprisonment in Querétaro. The portraits of Empress Carlota show her alone or with Maximilian. Other portraits are figures associated with Maximilian and Mexican military and political history include Maximilian's generals, Miguel Miramón, Tomas Mejía and Leonardo Márquez. Some show Mexican presidents, including Benito Juárez and Porfirio Díaz. Also includes some British, French and German military or political leaders, such as Napoleon III and Prince and Princess Salm-Salm. The other images are twelve portraits of opera singers (mainly unidentified women), thirty-nine reproductions of genre paintings, three portraits of U.S. presidents (George Washington, Andrew Jackson, and James Monroe), and two portraits of unidentified U.S. patriots.

Names

  • Soule, John P., photographer
  • Escudero y Arias, José, collector

Created / Published

  • [between 1850 and 1880?]

Headings

  • -  Maximilian,--Emperor of Mexico,--1832-1867
  • -  Carlota,--Empress, consort of Maximilian, Emperor of Mexico,--1840-1927
  • -  Márquez, Leonardo,--1820-1913
  • -  Miramón, Miguel,--1831-1867
  • -  Mejía, Tomás,--1820-1867
  • -  Díaz, Porfirio,--1830-1915
  • -  Juárez, Benito,--1806-1872
  • -  Mexico--History--European intervention, 1861-1867
  • -  Opera singers--1850-1880
  • -  Military officers--1850-1880
  • -  Generals--Mexico--1850-1880
  • -  Government officials--1850-1880
  • -  Presidents--Mexico--1850-1880
  • -  Politicians--1850-1880
  • -  Rulers--1850-1880
  • -  Executions--Mexico--Querétaro--1860-1870

Headings

  • Albumen prints--1850-1880.
  • Card photograph albums--1850-1880.
  • Cartes de visite--1850-1880.
  • Genre paintings--Reproductions.
  • Portrait photographs--1850-1880.

Genre

  • Portrait photographs--1850-1880
  • Card photograph albums--1850-1880
  • Genre paintings--Reproductions
  • Cartes de visite--1850-1880
  • Albumen prints--1850-1880

Notes

  • -  Title devised by Library staff. Album pages bear pencil captions identifying the sitters in more than half of the images.
  • -  Some mounts bear photographer names: Cruces y Campa, Aubert y Cia, E.L. Deposé, and A. Peraire. Some art reproduction mounts credited to the photographer John P. Soule.
  • -  A color copy reference surrogate (filed with finding aids as LOT 3112) is available in the Prints & Photographs Reading Room. This resource reproduces the front and back of each photograph.
  • -  Available on one reel of microfilm for reference purposes. Microfilm can be ordered from the Library of Congress Photoduplication Service, Washington, D.C., 20540.
  • -  Album has heavily embossed leather cover, metal clasp missing, pages are loose and brittle. Two photos found missing from album pages in Aug. 1981.
  • -  Purchase, José Escudero y Arias, March 1949.
  • -  DCRM(G) example 1F2 - devised title for multipart resource

Medium

  • 182 photographs in 1 album : albumen prints on mounts ; album 27 x 22 cm (cartes de visite format)

Call Number/Physical Location

  • LOT 3112 (R) (M) (G) [P&P]

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 91795469

Access Advisory

  • Original album not available for reference service. Surrogates are provided to preserve the fragile photographs.

Online Format

  • image

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  • Call Number: LOT 3112 (R) (M) (G) [P&P]
  • Access Advisory: Original album not available for reference service. Surrogates are provided to preserve the fragile photographs.

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Cite This Item

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Chicago citation style:

Escudero Y Arias, José, Collector, Soule, John P, photographer. Portraits of rulers, politicians, military figures and other notables, chiefly relating to the reign of Emperor Maximilian of Mexico, -1867. Queretaro Querétaro Mexico, None. [Between 1850 and 1880?] Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/91795469/.

APA citation style:

Escudero Y Arias, J., Soule, J. P., photographer. Portraits of rulers, politicians, military figures and other notables, chiefly relating to the reign of Emperor Maximilian of Mexico, -1867. Queretaro Querétaro Mexico, None. [Between 1850 and 1880?] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/91795469/.

MLA citation style:

Escudero Y Arias, José, Collector, photographer by Soule, John P. Portraits of rulers, politicians, military figures and other notables, chiefly relating to the reign of Emperor Maximilian of Mexico, -1867. [Between 1850 and 1880?] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/91795469/>.