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Mexico (title from cover) by  Homer & Charles Burlingame Waite Scott - Hardcover - from Bernett Penka Rare Books LLC (SKU: 48657)

Mexico (title from cover)

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Mexico (title from cover)

by Scott, Homer & Charles Burlingame Waite

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67-page photograph album with 118 original late 19th or early 20th century black-and-white photographs and 15 photochromes depicting political figures, landscape views, towns and townspeople, churches, art, architecture, and scenes from daily life, some photographs with handwritten captions in pencil or with incised label within the plate, locations include Zacatecas, Silao, the Catedral de Aguascalientes, Tampico, Guanajuato, Queretaro, Mexico City, Orizaba, Xalapa, Oaxaca, and Mitla, scenes include bullfighting, washing and mixing ore, a funeral, laundry, spinning, weaving, coffee plantations, sugar cane, canyons, the Árbol del Tule, many of the photographs signed within the plate "Scott" (for Homer Scott) or "Waite Photo" (for Charles Burlingame Waite). Some scattered minor soiling or age-darkening to some album pages, photographs overall in very good condition, a few with minor fading, some of the photochromes with wear or loss. Most photographs 5" x 7". Oblong 4to. 3/4 leather album, professionally repaired. N.p. (various cities in Mexico) circa 1900. Homer Scott, born in 1880, was a founding member of the American Society of Cinematographers in 1919, but in his early years he made several trips from El Paso, Texas into Mexico to photograph both sides of the Mexican Revolution. During one trip he was arrested and nearly executed as a spy before being released. He took photographs for several publications including the New York Herald, founded the Scott Photo Company, and worked with the Mexican War Photo Postcard Company. Charles Burlingame Waite was originally from California, and worked briefly in El Paso before moving to Mexico in 1896. He opened a photography studio in Mexico City that remained in operation until Waite left Mexico in 1913. During those years Waite photographed archaeological and scientific expeditions, contributed to periodicals and tourist guides, and worked on commission for a number of business. He became best known for his photographs of landscapes and daily life, which were widely distributed as postcards.

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Bookseller
Bernett Penka Rare Books LLC US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
48657
Title
Mexico (title from cover)
Author
Scott, Homer & Charles Burlingame Waite
Book condition
Used
Quantity available
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Binding
Hardcover
Bookseller catalogs
Latin America; Photography;
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About Bernett Penka Rare Books LLC

Bernett Penka Rare Books specializes in rare and out-of-print scholarly books on the History of Art and Architecture from antiquity to the present. Since 1944 we have been helping institutional libraries and individuals build their collections.

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