The Benson Latin American Collection

"México Típico" Photographs, c.1950s-1960s

Descriptive Summary

Creator Mexico
Title "México Típico" Photographs
Dates: c.1950s-1960s
Abstract 48 black-and-white photographs of scenes from Mexico.
OCLC Record No. N/A
Extent 48 photographs
Language English
Repository Benson Latin American Collection, The University of Texas at Austin

Scope and Contents Note

48 black-and-white photographic prints present scenes of Mexico titled "México Típico." The images show buildings and monuments, urban scenes, people at work, and landscape views. The photographer(s) and provenance of the photographs are unknown. They were described by Benson Collection staff in 1980, and are listed in numerical order.


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Use Restrictions

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Index Terms

The México Típico Photographs are classified under the following Subject Headings:
Mexico--Description and travel--Photographs
Document Types

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Cite as: "México Típico" Photographs, Benson Latin American Collection, University of Texas Libraries, the University of Texas at Austin.

Box and Folder Inventory


List of Photographs

1 1. People's "market" alongside the Basílica de Guadalupe, México D.F.
2. Teotihuacán. Templo de Quetzalcoatl. Cabeza de serpiente.
3. Teotihuacán. Templo de Quetzalcoatl.
4. Doorway of unidentified church.
5. Same church: sculpture detail of façade.
6. Entrance of inidentified church, as seen through gate.
7. Doorway of same church.
8. Indian man, boy in front of church façade.
9. Unidentified man holding flower petals.
10. Young girl in doorway of adobe structure.
11. Indian, wearing hat and holding cigarette.
12. Native "family": woman with seven children of varying ages.
13. Indian couple.
14. Young boy, smiling broadly.
15. Indian couple.
16. Outdoor scene: three men ("vaqueros"?) taking a work break.
17. Man astride a donkey, overseer (?) of properties [see No. 16].
18. Same man(?), wearing sarape, standing beside horse. His mien appears to be that of a "mayordomo" type.
19. Unidentified man, in native dress, standing in doorway of thatched hut.
20. Three young girls standing under a sunlit thatched roof and fruit tree.
21. Native spectators. [Photograph damaged by white splotches.]
22. Three women, in festival scene, one wearing elaborate costume.
23. Close-up of carnaval mask worn under big hat.
24. Costumed performer wearing mask.
25. Participant, with rope rings, waiting his turn.
26. Unidentified native, wearing hat and gentle smile, face shadowed.
27. Archway; young boy photographed in sunlight.
28. Two men at work, one standing at small lom tied to tree. [Photo damaged.]
29. Young man, in workshop, caught in pensive mood.
30. Hatmaker, hatseller [?].
31. Three young boys, happily at work.
32. Finished product: a contemporary chair.
33. Young workers making chairs.
34. Close-up of a weaver's loom.
35. Products ready for market.
36. Shoeman at work: huaraches on display.
37. Young boy sharpening a blade.
38. Workers at a loom[?].
39. Ceramic artisan, applying the finishing touches.
40. Young worker in pottery factory.
41. View of kiln. [Photo damaged by white splotches.]
42. Unidentified lake.
43. Lago Chapala [?]: boatmen rowing their wares to market.
44. Two campesinos working oxen teams.
45. Cloudscape.
46. Lavabed [?].
47. View of mountain range.
48. Rocky shoreline.