The Benson Latin American Collection

Albert J. Schmidt Collection of Lantern Slides, circa 1904-1921

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Schmidt, Albert J.
Title: Albert J. Schmidt Collection of Latern Slides
Dates: circa 1904-1921
Abstract: 593 latern slides of scenes from Mexico and reproductions of cultural materials photographed by C.B. Waite, W.H. Horne, and others.
OCLC Record No.: 33322476
Extent: 593 lantern slides
Language: English
Repository: Benson Latin American Collection, The University of Texas at Austin

Scope and Contents Note

593 lantern slides, circa 1904-1921. Subjects include: Art reproductions of Mexican codices, Aztec cultural artifacts, and images of the conquest of Mexico; views of monuments, sites, and scenes in Mexico City, the Distrito Federal, Mexico state, and other Mexican cities and states. Many reproductions are of items in the National Museum of Mexico. Most other slides are commercial travel views of street scenes, people, buildings, and social life and customs in Mexico, including bullfights, plantations, and other representative Mexican scenes. Photographed by C. B. Waite (Mexico City), W. H. Horne (El Paso, Texas), and unidentified photographers.


Access Restrictions


Use Restrictions

Standard copyright restrictions apply. Use of the lantern slides may also be restricted due to their fragility.

Index Terms

The Albert J. Schmidt Collection is classified under the following Subject Headings:
Mexico City (Mexico)--Photographs
Indians of Mexico--Social life and customs--Photographs
Other Authors:
Waite, C. B. (Charles Burlingame)
Horne, W. H.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Cite as: Albert J. Schmidt Collection of Latern Slides, Benson Latin American Collection, University of Texas Libraries, the University of Texas at Austin.

Box and Folder Inventory

Collection Description

A list of the Albert J. Schmidt latern slides is available in the Benson Latin American Collection rare books and manuscripts reading room.