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April 12, 2019

Amazing Pics That Document Everyday Life of Mexico in 1902

This set contains samples from the "SMU CUL Digital Collections" digital collection from Southern Methodist University's Central University Libraries (CUL).

A country of great beauty and geographical diversity, Mexico has attracted a variety of local photographers and those from abroad. These photographs portray Mexican people from all walks of life, culture, and history in 1902.

Subjects include landscapes, native peoples, railroads, mining, agriculture, tourist views, and more.

A Tabasco

A Threshing Floor in Mexico

Aguador (Water Carrier)

Aguadors, Water Carriers

Band Outside of Salon Versailles

Basket Carrier

Basket Weaver

Bull Fight, Mexico City

Cardenos, Native Village



Chapel erected by Austrian Government on Hill of the Bells

Church at Gaudalupe

Church of San Francisco, Tlaxcala

Coach on Road From Oaxaca to Milta

Curving Bridge, Vera Cruz Railroad

Entrance to La Borda Gardens, Cuerenavaca

Entrance to Mine, Guanajuato

Excursion train to Orizaba at Maltrata

Fancy Pottery Vendors, Mexico

Fiesta on the Viga

Funeral Procession

Gathering Pulque

Grinding Corn in Tehuantepec

Grinding Ore, Guanajuato

Group of Men in Traditional Mexican Clothes

Iztaccihuatl from Amecameca

La Viga Canal, Mexico City

La Viga Canal, Mexico City

Laundry, Floating Gardens

Making Adobes

Market, San Louis Potosi

Market in Mexico

Mexican Poor-Children

Mexican Water-Carrier

Miss Crane, on stone bench, Tlaxcala Square

Native Boy at Tula R.R.Station


On the Drive to Maximilians Chapel, Queretaro

Outside Market, San Louis Potosi

Outside Market, San Louis Potosi


Primitive Reduction Works, Guanajuato

Primitive Reduction Works, Guanajuato

Queretaro, From Car Window

Railway Station

Reduction Works, Guanajuato

Reduction Works, Guanajuato

San Louis Potosi RR Station

Scenery near Tampico, El Salto del Abia

Scrambling for Pennies at Monclova

Stage at RR Station

Steamer at Lake Chapala

Street in Amecameca

Street in San Louis Potosi

Street in San Louis Potosi

Street scene in Cardenos

The Metlac Bridge, Mexican Ry

The Native Houses, La Puerta Estate

Tram-Cars at Ocatlan - En Route to Chapala

Two Boys on a Water Wheel

Vendor of Ollas, Mexico

View from Gomzales

Washing at Chapala

Washing Ore - Silver Mine, Guanajuato

Washing Tailings, Guanajuato

Water Carriers

Water Carriers

Water Carriers

Water-Carriers in San Louis Potosi



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