The Benson Latin American Collection

Orion and Lillian G. Beebe Photograph Album, c.1925-1930

Descriptive Summary

Creator Beebe, Orion
Title Orion and Lillian G. Beebe Photograph Album
Dates: c.1925-1930
Abstract Photographs, c.1925-1930, of scenes from Mexico.
Accession No. 1993-15
OCLC Record No.
Extent 1137 prints
Language English
Repository Benson Latin American Collection, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Sketch

Orion Beebe was plant manager at Minatitlan for twenty years for Royal Dutch Shell Compound. He was married to Lillian Gustapon Beebe.

Scope and Contents Note

Photographs, c.1925-1930, of scenes from Mexico, including Minatitlán, Veracruz, and Mexico City. Also includes photographs of the western United States. The album has been disbound for preservation purposes and the original order maintained in folders. Each photograph is individually numbered. The collection is described to the folder level.

Donated by Mr. & Mrs. Louis Bains, Wimberley, TX, and Mark Cates.


Access Restrictions


Use Restrictions

Standard copyright restrictions apply.

Index Terms

The Beebe Photograph Album is classified under the following Subject Headings:
Minatitlán (Veracruz-Llave, Mexico)--Photographs
Mexico--Description and Travel--Photographs
Mexico City (Mexico)--Photographs

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Cite as: Beebe Photograph Album, Benson Latin American Collection, University of Texas Libraries, the University of Texas at Austin.

Box and Folder Inventory


Photograph Inventory

box folder
1 1 1–34. (1925) Tampico to Puerto Mexico by tanker; Minatitlan, Veracruz refinery / Puerto Mexico: aerial views of Minatitlan and mouth of Coatzocoalcos River at Gulf (by Fairchild Aerial Survey, Inc., NYC)
2 35–124. Minatitlan, the town, its buildings, native life, river scenes; refinery operations; Santa María Oil Camp on the Uzpanapa River; Mother Migen leaves for Nebraska
3 125–149. Jaltipan: village scenes, church under repair
4 150–193. Cuachapa River scenes; San Cristóbal; sugar making at Los Robles; River Teconapa picnic scenes; Hidalgotitlan
5 194–266. Santa María Camp, Cuachapa River; U.S. visitors to Minatitlan: Assistant Secretary of War, Mr. Davidson, Gen. Fechet, Chief of Aviation, and Mr. Frix; (1930) Tarpon fishermen, happy with their catches
6 267–277. Veracruz: Francita Camp; oil operations at old Conception; construction work at Nanchital
7 278–288. "A morning’s catch of róbalo from Francia Grande"
8 289–314. River trips; Tío Catarino's cocoa plantation
9 315–344. Trip across Isthmus to Tehuantepec
10 345–383. Oaxaca: Salina Cruz, on the Pacific
11 384–455. Veracruz: Falls of Guasuntlan; turbine house; Falls of Soteapan; village of Soteapan in the San Martín Mountains
12 456–461. Golfing
13 462–500. Saragosa
14 501–521. Trip to San José del Carmen
15 522–569. Vacation 1930: Trip to Mexico City and a circular tour of the States
16 570–587. Mexico City
17 588–605. Xochimilco
18 606–614. Pyramids at San Juan Teotihuacan
19 615–626. Mexico City
20 627–645. Puebla; the Valley of Mexico; Popocatepetl and Iztaccihuat
21 646–695. United States: Albuquerque, New Mexico; Grand Canyon, Arizona; Venice, California
22 696–789. California and Oregon
23 790–800. Seattle, Washington
24 801–891. Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
25 892–951. Yellowstone (cont.) and "Along the Cody Road"
26 952–1014. Hastings, Nebraska, and New York
27 1015–1093. Washington, D.C.; Mount Vernon; Chicago; New Orleans
28 1094–1104. Rio Grande Valley, Texas
29 1105–1127. Unidentified
1128–1137. Popocatepetl and Iztaccihuatl from the air
2 Original cayman skin album cover (album dismantled and photograph pages transferred to folders Spring 1999)