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[Central American Photographica]
[Vernacular Photograph Album of 760 Photographs Documenting Coffee Plantations in Mexico and Guatemala and the Travels of Their Manager During the 1930s]
[Various locations in Mexico and Guatemala; Spain], 1938. Very good.. 760 photographs on forty leaves. Most images 2 x 2.5 or 2.5 x 4.25 inches, with some larger photos; many images captioned. Oblong folio. Original tan cloth with grey leaves. Light wear and soiling, ink notations about contents on front cover. Minor wear to contents. An extensive album of over 750 original photographs that document the life of Roy, an owner and/or manager of two coffee plantations in Central America during the late1920s and 1930s. Roy was a pilot, and often flew between the two farms, Finca San Juan in Chiapas and Finca La Soledad in Guatemala near Antigua, and seems to have lived with his wife, children, and father between the farms' headquarters. He traveled widely and often with his family and friends -- approximately the first 150 images of the album document a trip to Spain, Gibraltar, and North Africa, and another brief series shows images from a 1938 circumnavigation of the globe.The preponderance of the photos, however, depict life, scenery, and activities on the plantations. These include series of images of local laborers at work, farm buildings, coffee nurseries, bean harvests, crop transportation and logistics, and many views of the region and its inhabitants, both native and expatriate. Of particular interest are the many scenes of ongoing work in the fields and at the headquarters, as well as numerous views of local life and sights in the towns and regions surrounding the farms. The entire album is consistently captioned in manuscript, providing excellent context and d … [Klicken Sie unten für eine ausführliche Beschreibung]
Verkäufer: McBride Rare Books [United States]
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