The Benson Latin American Collection

Paul Patrick Rogers Photographs, c.1945-1955

Descriptive Summary

Creator Rogers, Paul Patrick, 1900-
Title Paul Patrick Rogers Photographs
Dates: c.1945-1955
Abstract 59 black-and-white photographs of Mexico and Venezuela by Paul Patrick Rogers and I. Casasola. Also includes 31 photographs by Ignacio Millán.
OCLC Record No. 33400101
Extent 90 photographic prints
Language English
Repository Benson Latin American Collection, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Sketch

Professor of Spanish. Born 1900 in Snohomish, Washington; died 1989 in Austin, Texas. Educated at the University of Mississippi, Acadia University, and Cornell University (Ph.D. 1928). Named Knight of the Order of Isabella in 1927. Professor of Spanish language and literature at Oberlin College, Ohio 1929-1966; department chair 1946-1962. Publications include Spanish drama collection in the Oberlin College Library (1940) and Diccionario de seudonimos literarios espanoles (1977) as well as many textbooks on Spanish grammar and literature. Rogers resided in Austin from 1970 to 1989, where he contributed to the collections of the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center and was a member of the Chancellor's Council of the University of Texas System.

Scope and Contents Note

Ninety black-and-white photographic prints, organized into three series: I. Mexico. II. Venezuela. III. Ignacio Millan photographs, and arranged numerically. Fifty photographs, mostly taken by Rogers and "I. Casasola Foto," depict Mexican church facades, railroad stations, buildings at the University of Mexico and elsewhere in Mexico City, Indian dancers, Guanajuato street scenes and buildings, and assorted views of Mexican scenes and people. Among the Mexican photographs are two of the Franciscan Mission at Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico. Nine photographs of Venezuelan locales include views of Creole Petroleum Corporation operations, sites in Caracas, and Lake Maracaibo. Thirty-one photographs by Ignacio Millán are late-Pictorialist still-lifes and portraits of famous people and other personalities.


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Index Terms

The Paul Patrick Rogers Photographs are classified under the following Subject Headings in the University of Texas Libraries' catalog:
Creole Petroleum Corporation--Photographs
Guanajuato (Mexico)--Photographs
Indians of Mexico--Photographs
Other Authors:
Millan, Ignacio
I. Casasola Foto

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Cite as: Paul Patrick Rogers Photographs, Benson Latin American Collection, University of Texas Libraries, the University of Texas at Austin.

Box and Folder Inventory


I. Mexico

box folder
1 1 1. Iglesia de San Diego, Aguascalientes
2. Indios Chamulas de Chiapas
3. Indios Chamulas de Chiapas
4. Tarahumara Indians of the Sierra Madre, living chiefly in Chihuahua...
5. Tarahumaras - woman with child, Chihuahua
6. Desert scene in state of Chihuahua
7. Cathedral of Saltillo[?], Coahuila
8. Street scene, Guanajuato
9. Calle de guanajuato
10. University of Guanajuato
11. La Parroquia of San Miguel Allende, Guanajuato
12. Churrigueresque facade of a parish church in San Migul Allende
13. Cloister and moresque tower of the Augustinian monastery of Actopan...
14. Pareja de charros en la Hacienda de El Arenal, Jalisco
15. Pareja de charros en Jalisco
16. Pescadores de Jalisco
17. Pirámide del Sol, San Juan Teothuicán
18. Danzante azteca en México D.F.
19. Great City of the Aztecs, Tenochtitlán, now Mexico City
20. Monumento de la Independencia, Mexico City
21. Edificio de Recursos Hidráulicos, Mexico City
22. Edificio del Seguro Social, México D.F.
23. Garage en la Ciudad de México
2 24. Biblioteca de la Universidad de México
25. Edificios de la Universidad de México
26. Biblioteca de la Universidad de México
27. Torre de la Universidad de México
28. Rectoría de la Universidad de México
29. [Facultad de?] Letras de la Universidad de México
30. Lacas de Uruapan, Michoacán
31. El lago de Pátzcuaro, Michoacán
[Tall. Graf. de la Nación]
32. Plateresque facade of the Dominican monastery (now church) of Tepoztlán
33. Danzantes de La Pluma en Oaxaca
34. Nuevo terminal de Puebla
35. Churrigueresque cloister of the former monastery of San Augustín, now the Palacio Federal, in Querétaro
36. Danza de la Pascola (indios yaquis) de Sonora
37. Railroad station, Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas
38. Railroad station, Nuevo Laredo
39. Railroad station fo Nuevo Laredo
40. Railroad station in Jalapa, Veracruz
41. Nueva estación de jalapa, Veracruz
[Tall. Graf. de la Nación]
42. Danza de los voladores, Papantla, Veracruz
43. Facade of the cathedral of Zacatecas
44. Mexican blown glass
45. Coffee plants in flower
46. Vaqueros y su ganado
47. Fábrica de cemento, Puebla
[Talleres Gráficos de la Nación, Depto. Comercial]
3 48. An exceptionally beautiful posa (resting place for the Holy Sacrament) in the atrium of the old Franciscan Monastery of Huejotzingo, Puebla
49. Church of San Francisco at Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico
50. Rear view of the Franciscan Mission at Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico


II. Venezuela

box folder
1 4 1. Foothills of the Avila Mountains, Caracas
2. The Hotel Avila, Caracas
3. Campo petrolífero en el Lago Maracaibo de Venezuela
4. General view of Lagunillas field
5. Lake Maracaibo
6. Drilling barge, joined to the steel tower mounted on caisson piles
7. Caisson pile foundation for a double well [derrick]
8. A Motilón Indian dwelling in the jungle west of Lake Maracaibo
9. Museum of FIne Arts of Caracas


III. Ignacio Millán Photographs

box folder
2 1 1. Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, Mexico, 1948
2. Mexican Boy
3. ...Mexican Poet
4. "Prayer or Supplication"
5. Skyscape
6. Lily
7. Passion Flower
8. Composition
9. Viejo mexicano de 103 años from Pátzcuaro
10. Taxco
11. Leopoldo Méndez
12. Lilies and gnats
13. Xavier Guerrero, painter and collaborator of Rivera
14. Composition
15. Bread and lilies
16. ...China poblana and her companion
17. Vendedora de pan negro
18. Composition: Bread and Tripod
19. Composition: Bread and Tripod
20. Composition: Bread and Shell
21. House in Taxco
22. Patterns at Pyramids
23. Tree and Clouds and Sunlight
24. Alfonso Reyes
25. [no photograph]
26. [no photograph]
27. American Sculptress and Her Work
28. Diego Rivera
29. Diego Rivera
30. Orozco
31. Mexican poet-writer Arqueles Vela
32. Orozco at the piano
33. Verna Carleton Millán, wife of Dr. Ignacio Millán, the photographer
34. Incomplete issue of Tiempo XI (285), 17 October 1947.