INVENTORY OF MEXICAN CARTE-DE-VISITE PORTRAIT ALBUM FROM THE ERA OF MAXIMILIAN AND NAPOLEON III, CIRCA 1858-CIRCA 1870

Finding aid prepared by Beth Guynn


Descriptive Summary

Title: Mexican carte-de-visite portrait album from the era of Maximilian and Napoleon III
Date (inclusive): circa 1858-circa 1870
Number: 92.R.8
Physical Description: 1.0 album(s) (113 photographic prints)
Repository:
The Getty Research Institute
Special Collections
1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
Los Angeles, California, 90049-1688
(310) 440-7390
Abstract: Mexican carte-de-visite portrait album from the era of Maximilian and Napoleon III.
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Language: Collection material is in French

Biographical/Historical Note

The album was compiled by an unidentified person, most likely of French nationality, during or shortly after the time of the French Intervention in Mexico. It includes photographs by several well-known photographers active in France or Mexico such as François Aubert and André-Adolphe-Eugène Disdéri.

Administrative Information

Access

Open for use by qualified researchers.

Publication Rights

Preferred Citation

Mexican carte-de-visite portrait album from the era of Maximilian and Napoleon III, circa 1858-circa 1870, The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, Accession no. 92.R.8

Acquisition Information

Acquired in 1992.

Processing History

Processed and cataloged by Beth Guynn; finding aid encoded by Holly Larson with grant funding from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR).

Scope and Content of Collection

This album contains 112 albumen cartes-de-visite and one cabinet card; some of the photographs are hand-colored. It features portraits of Emperor Maximilian (including one cabinet photograph), Empress Carlota, and Napoleon III, as well as other key figures in the French intervention in Mexico. Many portraits are of French and Mexican military leaders such as Generals Achille Bazaine and Antonio López de Santa Anna, and President Benito Juárez. There is a set of portrait engravings of historically significant figures from Mexican history, including Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, Agustín de Iturbide, José María Morelos, and Vicente Guerrero. Other portraits are of diplomats to Mexico from Austria, England, Spain, and Belgium. Several portraits are of cultural figures such as novelist and poet Ignacio Manuel Altamirano.
A group of photographs by François Aubert taken at Querétaro, includes a posed group portrait of the firing squad for Maximilian's execution, and three images of Maximilian's bullet-riddled clothing (one of his jacket and two of his vest). There is a portrait of Colonel Miguel López, the Mexican officer and courtier who betrayed Maximilian. Several views of Querétaro and other sites are also included.
Photographers: Louis Pierson, Mayer & Pierson, Augustín Peraire, L. Lebert, Levitsky, Aubert y Cia. (François Aubert, 1829-1906), G. Jägermayer, Ghémar Frères, Photographie Richelieu (Georges Numa), André-Adolphe-Eugène Disdéri, and Robert J. Bingham. Photographer information on versos: Ghémar Frères, Photographes du Roi, Rue de l'Ecuyer 27, Bruxelles; Photographie Richelieu, G. Numa, Rue Richelieu 83, Paris; Bingham, Inventeur du Procédé Collodion, Rue de Larochefoucauld 58, Paris; P. Kaeser's Kunsthandlung, Bognergasse 2, Wien, Photog. von G. Jägermayer.
This is a black leather album with a silver clasp and cover shield; five cabinet card openings are empty. Titles for pages are as they appear on album pages unless otherwise noted. Titles for images are from captions written below images unless otherwise noted. Information on versos of mounts, or under openings is not recorded, as items have not been removed from mounts.

Arrangement

In original order.

Indexing Terms

Subjects - Topics

Altamirano, Ignacio Manuel, 1834-1893--Portraits
Bazaine, François-Achille, 1811-1888--Portraits
Carlota, Empress, consort of Maximilian, Emperor of Mexico, 1840-1927--Portraits
Diplomats--Mexico--Portraits
Executions and executioners--Mexico--Querétaro
Generals--Mexico--Portraits
Guerrero, Vicente, 1782-1831--Portraits
Hidalgo y Costilla, Miguel, 1753-1811--Portraits
Iturbide, Agustín de, 1783-1824--Portraits
Juárez, Benito, 1806-1872--Portraits
López, Miguel, 1825-1891--Portraits
Maximilian, Emperor of Mexico, 1832-1867--Portraits
Morelos, José María, 1765-1815--Portraits
Napoleon III, Emperor of the French, 1808-1873--Portraits
Santa Anna, Antonio López de, 1794?-1876--Portraits

Subjects - Places

France--History--Second Empire, 1852-1870--Portraits
Mexico--Biography--Portraits
Mexico--History--1821-1861--Portraits
Mexico--History--European intervention, 1861-1867--Portraits
Querétaro (Mexico)--History--Siege, 1867

Genres and Forms of Material

Albumen prints--France--19th century
Albumen prints--Mexico--19th century
Cabinet photographs -France--19th century
Cartes-de-visite--Belgium--19th century
Cartes-de-visite--France--19th century
Cartes-de-visite--Germany--19th century
Cartes-de-visite--Mexico--19th century
Photograph albums--Mexico--19th century
Studio portraits--France--19th century
Studio portraits--Mexico--19th century

Contributors

Aubert y Cia
Aubert, François, 1829-1906
Bingham, Robert J., circa 1800-1870
Disderi, Andre-Adolphe-Eugene, 1819-1889
Ghémar Frères
Jägermayer, G.
Klein, Auguste
Lebert, L.
Levitsky, 1819-1898
Mayer & Pierson
Numa, Georges
P. Kaeser's Kunsthandlung
Peraire, Augustin
Photographie Richelieu
Pierson, Pierre-Louis, 1822-1913


Container List

 

Mexican carte-de-visite portrait album from the era of Maximilian and Napoleon III

Page 1 recto

92.R.8-1r Maximilian 1er Empereur du Mexique

Page 1 recto

92.R.8-1r.1 Three-quarter length portrait of Maximilian

Scope and Content Note

Title devised by cataloger.
Page 1 recto

92.R.8-1r.2 Full-length portrait of Maximilian.

Scope and Content Note

Title devised by cataloger. Printed on mount of photograph: ____ham. Phot. 58, rue de Larouchefou__
Page 1 recto

92.R.8-1r.3 Three-quarter length portrait of Maximilian

Scope and Content Note

Title devised by cataloger.
He is wearing the same dress as in 92.R.8-1r.2, indicating this was taken at the same sitting.
Page 1 recto

92.R.8-1r.4 Cameo portrait of Maximilian in profile

Scope and Content Note

Title devised by cataloger.
Page 1 verso

92.R.8-1v Gilet porte par Maximilian le jour de son exécution (19 Juin 1867)

Page 1 verso

92.R.8-1v.1 Le peleton d'exécution de l'Empereur Maximilian

Scope and Content Note

Printed on mount of photograph: Propiété de la Masion Augte Kle__
Page 1 verso

92.R.8-1v.2 Back of Maximilian's bullet-riddled coat

Scope and Content Note

Title devised by cataloger.
Page 1 verso

92.R.8-1v.3 Back of Maximilian's bullet-riddled vest

Scope and Content Note

Title devised by cataloger. In negative: A. Periere. Fot.
Page 1 verso

92.R.8-1v.4 Front of Maximilians's bullet-riddled vest

Scope and Content Note

Title devised by cataloger.
Page 2 recto

92.R.8-2r.1 Guadalajara (Cathédrale)

Page 2 recto

92.R.8-2r.2 Palais Impérial

Page 2 recto

92.R.8-2r.3 Chateau [?]

Scope and Content Note

Title devised by cataloger.
Page 2 recto

92.R.8-2r.4 Custom's wharf, Veracruz

Scope and Content Note

Title devised by cataloger.
Page 2 verso

92.R.8-2v.1 Portrait of Maximilian in regalia

Scope and Content Note

Title devised by cataloger. Photograph of a painting.
Page 2 verso

92.R.8-2v.2 Portrait of Carlota

Scope and Content Note

Title devised by cataloger. Photograph of a painting.
Page 2 verso

92.R.8-2v.3 Portrait of Carlota wearing crown

Scope and Content Note

Title devised by cataloger. Photograph of a painting.
Page 2 verso

92.R.8-2v.4 Emperor Maximilian and his generals

Scope and Content Note

Title devised by cataloger.
Page 3 recto

92.R.8-3r Blank page

Page 3 verso

92.R.8-3v Blank page

Page 4 recto

92.R.8-4r.1 Querétaro

Scope and Content Note

View of the cathedral.
Page 4 recto

92.R.8-4r.2 Querétaro

Scope and Content Note

View of the city.
Page 4 recto

92.R.8-4r.3 Viaduc qui alimenté Querétaro

Page 4 recto

92.R.8-4r.4 Querétaro

Page 4 verso

92.R.8-4v.1 Carlota

Scope and Content Note

Wearing a fur coat.
Page 4 verso

92.R.8-4v.2 Max

Page 4 verso

92.R.8-4v.3 Max

Page 4 verso

92.R.8-4v.4 Car

Scope and Content Note

Printed on mount of photograph: Miramar-Querétaro
Jagern photo after Karl P. Stur, published by P. Kaeser, Vienna, circa 1867-8.
Page 5 recto

92.R.8-5r.1 Yturbide

Scope and Content Note

Photograph of a painting.
Page 5 recto

92.R.8-5r.2 Juarez

Scope and Content Note

Printed on mount of photograph: L. Lebert & Co. Paris
Page 5 recto

92.R.8-5r.3 Alvarez

Scope and Content Note

Photograph of a painting.
Page 5 recto

92.R.8-5r.4 Grl Cormonfort [i.e. Generale Comonfort]

Scope and Content Note

Photograph of a painting.
Page 5 verso

92.R.8-5v.1 Nap III

Scope and Content Note

Printed on mount of photograph: Levitsky. 22, rue de Choiseul
Portrait with his wife and son.
Page 5 verso

92.R.8-5v.2 Nap III

Scope and Content Note

Printed on mount of photograph: ___ Jeune. 22, rue de Choiseul
Page 5 verso

92.R.8-5v.3 Nap III

Page 5 verso

92.R.8-5v.4 Nap III

Scope and Content Note

Seated; hand-colored.
Page 6 recto

92.R.8-6r.1 Max

Scope and Content Note

Written on verso: Maximilian !er Empereur du Mexique
Page 6 verso

92.R.8-6v Blank page

Page 7 recto

92.R.8-7r.1 Général Forez

Scope and Content Note

Printed on mount of photograph: L. Pierson, Phot. Déposé garanti d'après nature
Page 7 recto

92.R.8-7r.2 Mal Bazaine

Scope and Content Note

Title devised by cataloger.
Page 7 recto

92.R.8-7r.3 Marshall Bazaine

Scope and Content Note

Title devised by cataloger.
Page 7 recto

92.R.8-7r.4 General Miguel Miramón

Scope and Content Note

Title devised by cataloger.
Page 7 verso

92.R.8-7v.1 Arista Presidente du Mexique

Scope and Content Note

Printed on mount of photograph: Aubert y Cia Fot.
Page 7 verso

92.R.8-7v.2 Altamirano (Mexique)

Page 7 verso

92.R.8-7v.3 José Azgariz

Page 7 verso

92.R.8-7v.4 Francisco Algara

Page 8 recto

92.R.8-8r.1 Doña Josepha Yradi

Page 8 recto

92.R.8-8r.2 Général Belendez

Scope and Content Note

Printed on mount of photograph: Aubert y Cia Fot.
Page 8 recto

92.R.8-8r.3 Mr. de Borde, Ensiegne de vasseau á bord du Phlégelhon

Page 8 recto

92.R.8-8r.4 Comte c. de Beárn

Page 8 verso

92.R.8-8v.1 Dr. Bristot médecin de la Legation de France á Mexico

Page 8 verso

92.R.8-8v.2 Mme de Courthial (Mexico)

Page 8 verso

92.R.8-8v.3 Maximilian Chabert

Page 8 verso

92.R.8-8v.4 Hernando Campos (Bal de Mr. Bazzon) Mexico

Page 9 recto

92.R.8-9r Blank page

Page 9 verso

92.R.8-9v Blank page

Page 10 recto

92.R.8-10r.1 H de Campos et Albert Morphy

Page 10 recto

92.R.8-10r.2 Emilia Gargollo de Collado (Mexico)

Page 10 recto

92.R.8-10r.3 Mr. François Curtopazzi, Chargé d'affairs d'Italie á Mexico

Page 10 recto

92.R.8-10r.4 Cte. Alfredo Cipriani

Page 10 verso

92.R.8-10v.1 Corona

Page 10 verso

92.R.8-10v.2 Cortina

Page 10 verso

92.R.8-10v.3 Mr. Carrington, Chancelier de la Legation d'Angleterre á Mexico

Page 10 verso

92.R.8-10v.4 Cuellar

Page 11 recto

92.R.8-11r.1 Mr. Dano

Page 11 recto

92.R.8-11r.2 Ensebio Delgado, 1er Violon de l'Opera de Mexico

Page 11 recto

92.R.8-11r.3 Agustin Peraire

Page 11 recto

92.R.8-11r.4 Mme. Peraire (?)

Page 11 verso

92.R.8-11v.1 Albert Donsdebès

Page 11 verso

92.R.8-11v.2 Mr. Davidson (Mexico)

Page 11 verso

92.R.8-11v.3 Mr. Riba y Echeverain (Mexico)

Page 11 verso

92.R.8-11v.4 D. Julio Gangallo, Mexico

Page 12 recto

92.R.8-12r Blank page

Page 12 verso

92.R.8-12v Blank page

Page 13 recto

92.R.8-13r.1 Marguerite Collado y Gangallo

Page 13 recto

92.R.8-13r.2 Guerrero

Page 13 recto

92.R.8-13r.3 Cte. de Hornspech, Lieutenant aux Hussards de Khévenhuiller

Page 13 recto

92.R.8-13r.4 José Hidalgo, Liberateur de Mexique

Page 13 verso

92.R.8-13v.1 Frederic Hooriks, Chargé d'affairs de Belgique á Mexico

Page 13 verso

92.R.8-13v.2 Princesse Iturbide

Page 13 verso

92.R.8-13v.3 Juan José Baz, Homme d'etat révolutionnaire

Page 13 verso

92.R.8-13v.4 Rojas

Page 14 recto

92.R.8-14r.1 Mis. de la Ribera, Ministre d'Espagne á Mexique

Page 14 recto

92.R.8-14r.2 Lacunza

Scope and Content Note

Printed on mount of photograph: Aubert y Cia Fot
Page 14 recto

92.R.8-14r.3 Ct. de La Londe (Mexico)

Page 14 recto

92.R.8-14r.4 Colonel Miguel Lopez, Traydor de Querétaro (Traitie)

Page 14 verso

92.R.8-14v.1 Ramon Le Strange, Attaché á la Legation d'Angleterre á Mexico

Page 14 verso

92.R.8-14v.2 Hamon Le Strange (Bal de Mr. Bazzon, Mexico)

Scope and Content Note

I.e., Ramon Le Strange.
Page 14 verso

92.R.8-14v.3 Général Marquez

Page 14 verso

92.R.8-14v.4 Général Marquez

Page 15 recto

92.R.8-15r Blank page

Page 15 verso

92.R.8-15v Blank page

Page 16 recto

92.R.8-16r.1 Gal. Marquez

Scope and Content Note

Général Marquez.
Page 16 recto

92.R.8-16r.2 Mme. Madelov nie Antonia San Juan, Général Marquez

Scope and Content Note

Hand-colored.
Page 16 recto

92.R.8-16r.3 Mr. et Mme. Henry Magruder (Mexico)

Scope and Content Note

Two images share one caption. Mr. Magruder is pictured in 92.R.8-16r.3; Mme. Magruder is pictured in 92.R.8-16r.4.
Page 16 recto

92.R.8-16r.4 Mr. et Mme. Henry Magruder (Mexico)

Scope and Content Note

Two images share one caption. Mr. Magruder is pictured in 92.R.8-16r.3; Mme. Magruder is pictured in 92.R.8-16r.4.
Page 16 verso

92.R.8-16v.1 Général Magruder

Page 16 verso

92.R.8-16v.2 Général Mendez

Page 16 verso

92.R.8-16v.3 Morelos, Heros de l'independence

Page 16 verso

92.R.8-16v.4 Doña Ignacia Mosso (Mexico)

Page 17 recto

92.R.8-17r.1 Mr. Charles Middleton

Scope and Content Note

92.R.8-17r.1 and 92.R.8-17r.2 share one caption.
Page 17 recto

92.R.8-17r.2 Mr. Charles Middleton

Scope and Content Note

92.R.8-17r.1 and 92.R.8-17r.2 share one caption.
Page 17 recto

92.R.8-17r.3 Don Jorge Murphy

Page 17 recto

92.R.8-17r.4 Général Negrete

Page 17 verso

92.R.8-17v.1 Oimaechea, Evéque de Tulanchinga

Page 17 verso

92.R.8-17v.2 Ortega

Page 17 verso

92.R.8-17v.3 V. Riva Palacio

Scope and Content Note

In negative: V. Riva Palacio
Page 17 verso

92.R.8-17v.4 Gral Quiroga

Page 18 recto

92.R.8-18r Blank page

Page 18 verso

92.R.8-18v Blank page

Page 19 recto

92.R.8-19r.1 C. Reynolds

Scope and Content Note

Printed on mount of photograph: Aubert y Cia Fot
Page 19 recto

92.R.8-19r.2 Général Auréliano Rivera

Page 19 recto

92.R.8-19r.3 Sausac, Lieutenant au 95e, Mexico

Page 19 recto

92.R.8-19r.4 Général Santa Anna

Page 19 verso

92.R.8-19v.1 Miss Florenece Scarlett

Page 19 verso

92.R.8-19v.2 Général Salas

Page 19 verso

92.R.8-19v.3 Mr. Charles Stewart Scott, Secretaire général de la Legation d'Angleterre á Mexico

Page 19 verso

92.R.8-19v.4 Mr. Scarlett, Ministré d'Angleterre á Mexico

Page 20 recto

92.R.8-20r.1 Le Chevalier (?) de Taverchi, Lieutenant au corpes autrichien (Mexico)

Page 20 recto

92.R.8-20r.2 de Tavera

Page 20 recto

92.R.8-20r.3 Ernest Schmidt de Tavera, Attaché a le Legation Autriche á Mexico

Page 20 recto

92.R.8-20r.4 Alberta Villa Garcia

Page 20 verso

92.R.8-20v.1 Général Vidaurri

Scope and Content Note

Printed on mount of photograph: Aubert y Cia Fot
Page 20 verso

92.R.8-20v.2 Eng. Wieser

Page 20 verso

92.R.8-20v.3 Mr. Robert Watson

Page 20 verso

92.R.8-20v.4 Comte Zichy, Capitaine aux Hussards (Mexico)