Mexico City: La Rochester, [ca. 1920]. Twenty-eight silver gelatin photographs, each 5 x 7 inches. Minor wear and soiling to edges of photos, but generally clean and strong. Very good. Item #1524
A handsome group of images from Mexico featuring local women working, farmers, street scenes, churches, and archaeological artifacts. Half of the images depict local people, many of them young women making handicrafts or otherwise working. These appear to belong to a series entitled "Tipicos." Several of the images are stamped on the verso with the photo studio's imprint and the series title, while a few others are captioned in manuscript. Those captioned in the negative include young women doing "Drawn Work" and "Weaving," while a third is titled "Pets of the Family" and depicts a small child in a white cotton top standing outside a house and a small pig snuffling in the background. Other scenes include a farmer plowing his field and women washing laundry in a ditch. There are also a handful of images from series entitled "Street Scenes," "Iglesias," "Monuments," and "Museo." Identified places include Chiapas, Cuernavaca, Leon, and Tepozotlan.