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Album of Mexican and French cartes-de-visite
2000.R.25  
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Description
The album of cartes-de-visite by mostly unidentified photographers, assembled by an unknown person during the time of the French intervention in Mexico by an unknown person, contains photographs of Pre-Columbian related statuary; portraits of 19th-century Mexican presidents, military, and political figures; images of indigenous people and "tipos" depicting various types of Mexican street vendors and professions; portraits of figures from the French intervention; portraits of Napoleon III and family; and portraits of the compiler's family and friends.
Background
The unknown compiler of the album was likely someone who served in or was associated with the French army in Mexico during the time of the French intervention.
Extent
0.5 Linear Feet (1 album)
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Availability
Open for use by qualified researchers.