Friday, May 12, 2017

Everyday Life of Mexico in the Early 20th Century Through Hugo Brehme's Lens

The collection from SMU Central University Libraries consists of photographs and real photographic postcards, taken between 1905 and 1920 by Mexican-German photographer Hugo Brehme (1882-1954), showing views of towns, men working, women, children, monuments, markets, cathedrals, landscapes, boats, mountains, pyramids, volcanoes, Popocatepetl, Lago de Patzcuaro, and Mexico City. Included is also a view of the volcano, El Paricutin, in Michoacan.


Ferrocarril Mexicano locomotive crossing railroad bridge on the Maltrata Incline between Paso del Macho and Esperanza, Veracruz-Llave, ca. 1902-1920

Monumento Washington, Mexico City, ca. 1905-1916

Acueducto de los Remedios, Naucalpan de Juarez, State of Mexico, ca. 1906-1920

Calle del Cinco de Mayo, Chicontepec de Tejeda, Veracruz-Llave, ca. 1906-1920

Casa de los Condes de Santiago, Mexico City, ca. 1906-1920

'City of Para, San Fransico' ship docked at pier, Mexico, ca. 1906-1920

Columna de la Independencia, Mexico City, ca. 1906-1920

Convento del Desierto de los Leones, Mexico City, ca. 1906-1920

El Paseo de la Reforma, Mexico City, ca. 1906-1920

 El Salto del Agua, Mexico City, ca. 1906-1920

El Volador, Veracruz-Llave, ca. 1906-1920

Estatua de Colon y Hotel Imperial, Mexico City, ca. 1906-1920

Farmer and ox, Mexico, ca. 1906-1920

Ferrocarriles Nacionales de Mexico railroad bridge, Mexico, ca. 1906-1920

Guadalupe, Mexico City, ca. 1906-1920

 Indigenous children, Mexico, ca. 1906-1920

Indigenous children, Mexico, ca. 1906-1920

Indio del Estado de Morelos, Mexico, ca. 1906-1920

La Piramide del Sol, San Juan Teotihuacan, ca. 1906-1920

La Piramide del Sol, San Juan Teotihuacan, ca. 1906-1920

La Santisima, Mexico City, ca. 1906-1920

Lago de Patzcuaro, Michoacan, ca. 1906-1920

 Maltrata, Veracruz-Llave, Mexico, ca. 1906-1920

 Men beside stone wall, Mexico, ca. 1906-1920

Men standing under stone archway, Atlixco, Puebla, ca. 1906-1920

 Men with oxen and cart, Mexico, ca. 1906-1920

 Monumento a Cuauhtemoc, Mexico City, ca. 1906-1920

 Native boy with mules or donkeys, Mexico, ca. 1906-1920

 Puente de Tomatlan via Coscomatepec, Veracruz-Llave, ca. 1906-1920

Santo Domingo, Mexico City, ca. 1906-1920

 Tlachiquero, ca. 1906-1920

Tonilita Barranca, Mexico, ca. 1906-1920

 Train approaching station near Hotel Europa, Mexico, ca. 1906-1920

 Vendors selling goods to Ferrocarril Mexicano passengers, Mexico, ca. 1906-1920

 Veracruz, la PLaza, Veracruz-Llave, ca. 1906-1920

 Amecameca, State of Mexico, ca. 1908-1915

El Ixtaccihuatl, Puebla, ca. 1908-1915

 El Popocatepetl visto desde el Ixtacchuatl, Puebla, ca. 1908-1915

 Popocatepetl, Puebla and Morelos, ca. 1908-1915

 Zapatistas and Nacional de Mexico, Cuernavaca, Morelos, 1911

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