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  • Data Set Title: Tulane University Latin American Image Archive
  • Description: "The Latin American Library's Image Archive, one of only a handful of such collections in the United States, holds over 55,000 individual images from virtually every country in the region. Dating from the mid-nineteenth century to the present, these images are in a variety of formats including print photographs and negatives, stereographic images, slides, glass slides and historic postcards. The images cover a wide range of topics: pre-contact art, artifacts and structures; colonial, modern and contemporary urban architecture and scenes from many cities in the region; pictorial documentation on travel through the region; landscapes; ethnological material on Amerindian villages, dress, customs and rituals; archaeological sites; haciendas in the Central Valley of Mexico; the construction of the Panama Canal; mid-19th century Mexican cartes-des-visites depicting occupationals; early 20th century Central American fruit ports; the Sandinista-Contra conflict in the 1980s; studio photos and portraits, and much more." [Excerpt from website]
  • Data and Document Types: artifacts, artwork, photographs
  • Topics: Art, Culture, History, Photography
  • Discipline: Anthropology, Fine Arts, History
  • Region: Latin America
  • Nature of Collection: A physical collection listed and described online (with a sampling of a few photographs visible online).
  • Location of Collection: New Orleans, LA (Tulane University)