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Mexican Travelogue Photo Album

Identifier: HC.MC-801-06-001

Scope and Content note

The photographs included in this travelogue document a trip to Mexico that took place between January 23 and March 16, 1937. The images are black and white, and the majority are accompanied by brief, hand-written notes and occasional commentary. The photographs’ content is varied; many depict the physical surroundings of Mexico, featuring both natural landscapes and man-made structures like pyramids, temples, and palaces. Others highlight the activities of Mexican natives in both rural and urban settings, including a few particularly captivating images of Mexican children. The photographs highlight a number of Mexican cities including Guadalupe, Sabina Hidalgo, Mexico City, and Victoria. The last few pages of the travelogue contain postcards. Each displays an image and corresponding location label on the front; some have short, hand-written letters on the back.


  • 1937

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17).

Historical note

The specific history of the album, including details about its creator and the 1937 trip to Mexico that produced these images, is unknown.


1 Volumes (1 volume)




The Mexican Travelogue Photo Album was purchased by Special Collections, Haverford College, in 2015 from Brian Cassidy Bookseller.

Processing Information

Processed by Emily Kingsley; completed September 2015
Mexican Travelogue Photo Album, 1937
Emily Kingsley
September, 2015
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