Thursday, June 13, 2013

Boston Athenaeum - Eadweard Muybridge Photograph Album of Central America

In February 1875, Eadweard Muybridge boarded a Pacific Mail Steamship Company vessel in San Francisco bound for Central America, where he would photograph the localities served by the company’s freight and passenger business. It was expected that Muybridge's photographs, when distributed and shown at international exhibitions, would encourage tourism and investment. He traveled for nine months to Panama, Costa Rica, Honduras and El Salvador. His final stop was Guatemala, where he spent six months documenting its principal towns and coffee plantations.
Vista de San Jorge y el Lago de Atitlán

En Febrero de 1875, Eadweard Muybridge abordo una nave del Pacific Mail Steamship Company en San Francisco con destino a Centro América, donde tomaría fotografías de los lugares servidos por esta compañía de transporte y carga. Se esperaba fomentar las fotografías en exhibiciones internacionales para atraer inversiones y turismo. El viajo por nueve meses hasta Panamá, Costa Rica, Honduras y El Salvador. Su última parada fue Guatemala, donde quedo seis meses documentando los principales destinos del país, así como fincas de café, etc..

Santa Maria de Jesus

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Monday, January 28, 2013

International Mission Photography Archive (IMPA) USC Digital Library

The International Mission Photography Archive offers historical images from Protestant and Catholic missionary collections in Britain, Norway, Germany, France, Switzerland, and the United States. The photographs, which range in time from the middle of the nineteenth to the middle of the twentieth century, offer a visual record of missionary activities and experiences in Africa, China, Madagascar, India, Papua-New Guinea, and the Caribbean.

-Las fotografias del Lago son mayormente postales de Roberto Eichenberger