7" x 10" in brown boards with title (Photographs) and decorations in gilt. String-tied. The album contains 39 - 5 1/2" x 3 1/2" black-and-white real photo postcards. The images are printed on divided back AGFA real photo postcard paper with captions in Spanish etched into the negative, along with a photo image number and an MF mark for Mexico Photographic. They are affixed to the black album leaves with photo corners. A photographic album dating from the 1930s of the state of Veracruz, Mexico. Veracruz sits on the east-central coast along the Gulf of Mexico and was founded by Spanish explorer Hernán Cortés in 1519. Because of its strategic location and direct overland connections to Puebla and Mexico City, it was attacked and captured many times, including by France and the United States on different occasions. This selection of images captures rural life in Mexico during the period with several pictures of Indigenous pictures at their homes, working, and in outdoor markets. Among these pictures are a woman encamped on a dirt roadway selling pots, women with washboards at a river doing laundry, two men drawing water from a well, captioned “typical system of drawing water," man driving ox cart with a ferry in the background loaded with horses and men, Mexican waiting for a train at the station, beach scenes, omen buying flowers and fruits from a bus, a family standing outside their home, huts, men loading lumber onto mules, etc. Album also offers pictures of various destinations to include the Nereida Spa, Fort Loreto, and the Hotel de France. Light wear to edges of pages and to cover boards. Images are clear and bright. A wonderful collection showing rural life in Mexico. Very good.
Inventory Number: 46883