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  • Place of origin:

    Mexico (photographed)

  • Date:

    late 19th century (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Albumen print

  • Credit Line:

    Purchased from Mr. A.J. Bucknall Smith, 1912

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, room 512M, case MX14, shelf X, box 90

Physical description

A mounted sepia-coloured photograph bound in an album with a total of 130 photographs.

Place of Origin

Mexico (photographed)


late 19th century (photographed)



Materials and Techniques

Albumen print


Height: 37 cm album cover, Width: 29.5 cm album cover, Depth: 4.7 cm album cover

Object history note

One of a group of over 600 albumen photographs of scenes from around the world which were purchased for the 'Art Library' at the Victoria and Albert Museum from Mr. A.J. Bucknall Smith in 1912.

Descriptive line

Topographical Album, 19thC, Smith Collection vol. II; Briquet, A. Mexico, Vera Cruz, 'Vistas Mexicanos: Vista en Tierra Caliente' (scenery in the tropics)


Photographic paper




Photographs; Topography; Tourism & Travel


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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