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Abby A. Gorin Photograph Collection

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Costa Rica, August 1983 (N-48/P-10)

England, February 1977 (N-14/P-06)

Guatemala, February 1974 (N-78/P-23)

Mexico, November 1965 (N-30/P-14)

Mexico, December 1970 (N-96/P-35)

Mexico, December 1971 (N-72/P-28)

Mexico, December 1971 continued (N-35/P-13)

Mexico, December 1971 continued (N-53/P-15)

Mexico, April 1975 (N-75/P-21)

Mexico, January 1976 (N-74/P-17)

Mexico, August 1979 (N-134/P-65)

Mexico, August 1979 (N-79/P-30)

Mexico, June and July 1982 (N-90/P-03)

Peru, April 1978 (N-115/P-37)

Peru, June and July 1984 (N-152/P-68)

Abraham Guillén Melgar Photographs In Other Collections

George Kubler Collection (N-25/P-08)

Henry E. Dobyns-Paul L. Doughty Collection (N-07/P-07)

Latin American Photographic Archive, Abraham Guillén Collection (N-170/P-42) Peru

Richard P. Schaedel Collection (N-04/P-55)

Cristóbal Campana Collection (N-0/P-43)

Sampiertri Collection (N-02/P-27)

Spain, May 1973 (N-91/P-32)

Spain, May 1973 continued (N-29/P-15)

USA, 1976 and 1977 (N-12/P-06)

USA, November 17, 1985 (N-15/P-0)

Miscellaneous and Experiments

Latin American Photographic Archive, Lantern Slides (N-15/P-05)

Latin American Photographic Archive, Vintage Photographs from the Ernest L. Crandall Collection (N-17/P-06)

Latin American Photographic Archive, Abrahan Guillén or Emilio Harth-terré Collections (N-10/P-02)

Mexico, Various Dates

Spain, May 1973



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Abby A. Gorin Photograph Collection, 1965-1978 | The Latin American Library at Tulane

By Abbye A. Gorin (March 1996)

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Collection Overview

Title: Abby A. Gorin Photograph Collection, 1965-1978Add to your cart.

ID: Image Archive/Collection 01

Primary Creator: Abbye A. Gorin (b. 1927)

Extent: 2478.0 Items

Arrangement:

20 Hollinger boxes and 1 folder in Manuscript Flat File Case 1

Inventory Compiled in March of 1996 by Abbye A. Gorin, Ph.D. architectural researcher-writer, photographer

The collection is inventoried in alphabetical order by country, date, city or historic site, and political subdivision. Each entry indicates the storage box number and the country and date of each grouping, followed by the total count of negatives and prints in the group. The first number in the column to the left is the item number of the entry (when two or more images are mounted together there is only one entry number). "N" represents the number of negatives in each entry (when possible two or three exposures of each view were made). Identification of the camera used is indicated by "R" for Rolleiflex which produces 2-1/4 x 2-1/4 negatives and "L" for Leica which produces 35mm negatives. "P" represents a print count. A notched negative usually indicates the negative printed. After the identifying numbers, each print is described.

Date Acquired: 10/01/1986

Subjects: Antiquities -- Guatemala, Antiquities -- Mexico, Antiquities -- Peru, Architecture, Church, Architecture, Colonial -- Mexico, Art, Primitive, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, Spain

Scope and Contents of the Materials

1965-1985.  The Abbye A. Gorin Collection includes photographs of people, city and country scenes, architecture, archaeological sites and pre-Columbian art in Spain, Mexico, Guatemala, Peru and the Museum of Mankind in England, taken during the years between 1965 and 1985. Gorin used two cameras in shooting the photographs in the collection: a Rolleiflex (purchased in 1954) with a fixed 3.5/75mm lens, and a Leica M-3 (purchased in 1963) with Leica Summicron 50mm, Summicron 35mm, and Elmarit 90mm lenses. She printed with a Bessler 23C enlarger (purchased ca. 1960) with a Beslon 4.5/10mm and Leitz Focotar 4.5/50mm lenses. The majority of film was processed by Gorin herself.

Subject/Index Terms

Antiquities -- Guatemala
Antiquities -- Mexico
Antiquities -- Peru
Architecture, Church
Architecture, Colonial -- Mexico
Art, Primitive
Guatemala
Mexico
Peru
Spain

Administrative Information

Repository: The Latin American Library at Tulane

Access Restrictions: Open to the public. No known restrictions.


Box and Folder Listing


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[Box 1a: Costa Rica, August 1983 (N-48/P-10)],
[Box 1b: England, February 1977 (N-14/P-06) ],
[Box 2: Guatemala, February 1974 (N-78/P-23) ],
[Box 3: Mexico, November 1965 (N-30/P-14)],
[Box 4: Mexico, December 1970 (N-96/P-35) ],
[Box 5: Mexico, December 1971 (N-72/P-28) ],
[Box 6: Mexico, December 1971 continued (N-35/P-13)],
[Box 7a: Mexico, December 1971 continued (N-53/P-15)],
[Box 7b: Mexico, April 1975 (N-75/P-21) ],
[Box 8: Mexico, January 1976 (N-74/P-17) ],
[Box 9: Mexico, August 1979 (N-134/P-65) ],
[Box 10a: Mexico, August 1979 (N-79/P-30)],
[Box 10b: Mexico, June and July 1982 (N-90/P-03) ],
[Box 11: Peru, April 1978 (N-115/P-37) ],
[Box 12: Peru, June and July 1984 (N-152/P-68)],
[Box 13a: Abraham Guillén Melgar Photographs In Other Collections ],
[Box 13b: George Kubler Collection (N-25/P-08) ],
[Box 13c: Henry E. Dobyns-Paul L. Doughty Collection (N-07/P-07) ],
[Box 14: Latin American Photographic Archive, Abraham Guillén Collection (N-170/P-42) Peru ],
[Box 15: Richard P. Schaedel Collection (N-04/P-55) ],
[Box 16a: Cristóbal Campana Collection (N-0/P-43) ],
[Box 16b: Sampiertri Collection (N-02/P-27) ],
[Box 17: Spain, May 1973 (N-91/P-32)],
[Box 18: Spain, May 1973 continued (N-29/P-15) ],
[Box 19a: USA, 1976 and 1977 (N-12/P-06) ],
[Box 19b: USA, November 17, 1985 (N-15/P-0) ],
[Box 19c: Miscellaneous and Experiments ],
[Box 19d: Latin American Photographic Archive, Lantern Slides (N-15/P-05) ],
[Box 19e: Latin American Photographic Archive, Vintage Photographs from the Ernest L. Crandall Collection (N-17/P-06) ],
[Box 19f: Latin American Photographic Archive, Abrahan Guillén or Emilio Harth-terré Collections (N-10/P-02) ],
[Box 20a: Mexico, Various Dates ],
[Box 20b: Spain, May 1973 ],
[All]

Box 13a: Abraham Guillén Melgar Photographs In Other Collections Add to your cart.

Peru Copied by Gorin, 1983

For Gorin's master's thesis, "Research for Planning, Design, and Restoration: The Role of Historical Documentary Photography," University of New Orleans, 1985, a selected group of social scientific photographs by master photographer Abraham Guillén (Peru 1901-1985) was analyzed to demonstrate how documentary photographs, a reservoir of information barely touched by researchers, are primary informational resources. This group of study prints was also used to write "The Art of Documentary Photography: Abraham Guillén Melgar (b. 1901)" (unpublished paper) and "Chan Chan, Peru (A.D. 950-1440)" (unpublished paper), the later based on her 1984 field study in Chan Chan and environs. The groups are arranged: Yale, Kubler, Dobyns-Doughty, and the Latin American Photographic Archive.

Yale University, Art and Architecture Library, Slide and Photographic Collection Peru, 1966 Identification guided by original Guillén labels.

Through the kindness of George Kubler, Ph.D., and Helen Chillman, librarian in the Yale Art and Architecture Library, Gorin was given access to the Abraham Guillén photographs. To reproduce any of these images one must obtain permission from Yale.

Item 411: 411/N-2L/P-1 Ayacucho, Huari: Tomb in the Tiahunacoide style, Huari culture.Add to your cart.
Item 412: 412/N-2L/P-1 Cajamarquilla, Lima: View of holes in the ground for grain or tuber storage (Schaedel, 03 September 1983).Add to your cart.
Item 413: 413/N-2L/P-1 Cajamarquilla: View of unidentified ruins.Add to your cart.
Item 414: 414/N-2L/P-1 Chan Chan (near Trujillo), La Libertad: Tschudi, interior view of adobe ruins showing audiencas, a modern term for U-shaped rooms believed to be used as administrative offices or meeting rooms given by the Chan Chan-Moche Valley Project 1969-1974. Adobe walls are decorated with patterns made of mud plaster; in the background are the remains of once high walls that characterize the site. See 397 for possible origin of U-shaped rooms.Add to your cart.
Item 415: 415/N-2L/P-1 Chan Chan: Tschudi, interior view showing remains of surrounding high walls in the background, mud plaster frieze of sea coast birds in the foreground at ground level, and restored walls.Add to your cart.
Item 416: 416/N-2L/P-1 Chan Chan: Tschudi, interior view, possibly a courtyard, showing remains of a high wall in the background. Example of mud plaster frieze in circle pattern.Add to your cart.
Item 417: 417/N-2L/P-1 Chan Chan: Tschudi, classical shaped audiencas (Robert Feldman, 05 March 1984) decorated with stylized sea coast birds.Add to your cart.
Item 418: 418/N-2L/P-1 Chan Chan: Tschudi, interior view showing weathered down adobes coated with hydraulic cement-based mortar for erosion protection, n.d. but probably 1966. See also 379.Add to your cart.
Item 419: 419/N-2L/P-1 Chan Chan: Tschudi, interior view of adobe ruins showing room divisions and decorative mud paster wall reliefs of coastal birds.Add to your cart.
Item 420: 420/N-2L/P-1 Chan Chan: Tschudi, decorative wall reliefs of geometric patterns and a frieze of stylized coastal birds at ground level in mud plaster.Add to your cart.
Item 421: 421/N-2L/P-1 Chan Chan: Tschudi, detail of restored adobe wall decorated with stylized mud plaster fish and birds.Add to your cart.
Item 422: 422/N-2L/P-1 Chan Chan: Tschudi, detail of interior wall frieze of stylized sea birds in mud plaster.Add to your cart.
Item 423: 423/N-2L/P-1 Chan Chan: Probably Tschudi, detail of interior wall decorated with stylized birds in mud plaster, n.d. but probably 1966.Add to your cart.
Item 424: 424/N-2L/P-1 Chan Chan: Tschudi, detail of interior wall decorated with stylized birds designed to fit the corner of a room.Add to your cart.
Item 425: 425/N-2L/P-1 Chimú blackware: Ceramic, stirrup spout bottle representing a house with decorated pillars. A monkey at the base of the spout is characteristic of Chimú design vocabulary. In Museo Nacional de Arqueología y Anthropología, Lima.Add to your cart.
Item 426: 426/N-3L/P-1 Copacabana (near Lake Titicaca), Bolivia: Portrait, Abraham Guillén, lower right. Rock formation, "The Gallow," a name perhaps given by Guillén or at least perpetuated by him.Add to your cart.
Item 427: 427/N-2L/P-1 Puno (near Lake Titicaca), Puno: Palace on Isla del Sol.Add to your cart.
Item 428: 428/N-2L/P-1 Sacsayhuamán, Cuzco: Aerial view of the site, 1943. See E. George Squier, Peru: Incidents of Travel and Exploration in the Land of the Incas, p. 470.Add to your cart.
Item 429: 429/N-2L/P-1 Sillustani (near Lake Titicaca), Puno: Chullpas (burial chambers).Add to your cart.
Item 430: 430/N-2L/P-1 Sillustani: Detail of chullpas showing highly finished stonework.Add to your cart.
Item 431: 431/N-2L/P-1 Tambo Colorado, Ica: Aerial view of the palace and plaza complex.Add to your cart.
Item 432: 432/N-2L/P-1 Tambo Colorado: Section of residential or storage area.Add to your cart.
Item 433: 433/N-2L/P-1 Tambo Colorado: Interior room with windows framed with step-like design similar to window design at Mesa Verde, Colorado, USA.Add to your cart.
Item 434: 434/N-2L/P-1 Pachacamac, Lima: Templo de Pachacamac, remains of murals of marine life on monumental steps, 1938.Add to your cart.
Item 435: 435/N-2L/P-1 Pachacamac: Templo de Pachacamac, remains of a mural in blue, black and red on the grand staircase. No longer in existence.Add to your cart.
Item 436: 436/N-2L/P-1 Ayacucho, Huari: Monolith, human figure, stone, appears to be broken at the waist, in the pueblo Pacae K'aja near the ruins.Add to your cart.
Item 437: 437/N-2L/P-1 Callejón de Huaylas (near Chavín de Huantar), Ancash: Human-like head with the appearance of a long neck, but possibly a tenon head, stone.Add to your cart.
Item 438: 438/N-2L/P-1 Callejón de Huaylas: Monolith, bust of human form, stone.Add to your cart.
Item 439: 439/N-2L/P-1 Chavín, Ancash: Bas-relief of feline figure probably inspired by a puma, stone.Add to your cart.
Item 440: 440/N-2L/P-1 Chavín: Incised zoomorphic figures found during the 1966 restoration work, stone.Add to your cart.
Item 441: 441/N-2L/P-1 Chavín de Huantar, Ancash: Anthropromorphic head, a tendon head, stone, 1955.Add to your cart.
Item 442: 442/N-2L/P-1 Cuzco, Cuzco: Inca sculpture, two animal figures, stone. From the Church of San Francisco. See E. George Squier, Peru: Incidents of Travel and Explorations in the Land of the Incas, p. 458.Add to your cart.
Item 443: 443/N-2L/P-1 Huamachuco, La Libertad: Human head with head band or hat and earrings, possibly a tenon head, stone.Add to your cart.
Item 444: 444/N-2L/P-1 Lambayeque, Lambayeque: Vessel with spout decorated with four human figures carrying a human figure on a litter, ceramic. In Museo Nacional de Arqueología y Antropología, Lima.Add to your cart.
Item 445: 445/N-3L/P-1 Mochica culture (same as Moche): Stirrup spout bottle in the form of a complex mountain scene with seated human figures, ceramic.Add to your cart.
Item 446: 446/N-3L/P-1 Nepena, Ancash: Three figures, one human head, in situ at the temple in Santa Cerro Blanco, other two designs are unidentified, ceramic.Add to your cart.
Item 447: 447/N-2L/P-1 Pallasca, Ancash: Atlas column in shape of zoomorphic seated figure, stone, in Museo Larco.Add to your cart.
Item 448: 448/N-4L/P-1 Paracas culture: Detail of stylized elaborated anthropomorphic figure, textile, probably Paracas.Add to your cart.
Item 449: 449/N-3L/P-1 Paracas culture: Detail of stylized anthropomorphic figure, textile, probably Paracas.Add to your cart.
Item 450: 450/N-2L/P-1 Piura, Piura: Stylized seated human figure with warrior crown on his head, earrings, and arm ban, ceramic, Vicus culture.Add to your cart.
Item 451: 451/N-2L/P-1 Piura: Anthropomorfic figure with almond shaped eyes, standing, ceramic.Add to your cart.
Item 452: 452/N-2L/P-1 Pucara, Puno: Human figure, standing, stone.Add to your cart.
Item 453: 453/N-2L/P-1 Puno: Two animal figures with long tails carved in relief on a stone slab (Guillén, capachica stone).Add to your cart.
Item 454: 454/N-2L/P-1 Sillustani, Puno: Monolith, figure of a lizard in relief on a rock.Add to your cart.
Item 455: 455/N-2L/P-1 Tiahuanaco (southern region of Lake Titicaca), Bolivia: Female figure in seated position with legs tucked under her body, stone.Add to your cart.
Item 456: 456/N-2L/P-1 Tiahuanacoid culture: Anthropomorphic vessel with wide open mouth and stylized eyes, half black and half white, characteristic of Tiahuanacoid style, ceramic.Add to your cart.
Item 457: 457/N-2L/P-1 Tiahuanacoid culture of Huari: Human figure with head decoration, standing, ceramic, Huari.Add to your cart.
Item 458: 458/N-2L/P-1 Vilcashuamán, Ayacucho: Incised double zigzag pattern, stone.Add to your cart.

Browse by Box:

[Box 1a: Costa Rica, August 1983 (N-48/P-10)],
[Box 1b: England, February 1977 (N-14/P-06) ],
[Box 2: Guatemala, February 1974 (N-78/P-23) ],
[Box 3: Mexico, November 1965 (N-30/P-14)],
[Box 4: Mexico, December 1970 (N-96/P-35) ],
[Box 5: Mexico, December 1971 (N-72/P-28) ],
[Box 6: Mexico, December 1971 continued (N-35/P-13)],
[Box 7a: Mexico, December 1971 continued (N-53/P-15)],
[Box 7b: Mexico, April 1975 (N-75/P-21) ],
[Box 8: Mexico, January 1976 (N-74/P-17) ],
[Box 9: Mexico, August 1979 (N-134/P-65) ],
[Box 10a: Mexico, August 1979 (N-79/P-30)],
[Box 10b: Mexico, June and July 1982 (N-90/P-03) ],
[Box 11: Peru, April 1978 (N-115/P-37) ],
[Box 12: Peru, June and July 1984 (N-152/P-68)],
[Box 13a: Abraham Guillén Melgar Photographs In Other Collections ],
[Box 13b: George Kubler Collection (N-25/P-08) ],
[Box 13c: Henry E. Dobyns-Paul L. Doughty Collection (N-07/P-07) ],
[Box 14: Latin American Photographic Archive, Abraham Guillén Collection (N-170/P-42) Peru ],
[Box 15: Richard P. Schaedel Collection (N-04/P-55) ],
[Box 16a: Cristóbal Campana Collection (N-0/P-43) ],
[Box 16b: Sampiertri Collection (N-02/P-27) ],
[Box 17: Spain, May 1973 (N-91/P-32)],
[Box 18: Spain, May 1973 continued (N-29/P-15) ],
[Box 19a: USA, 1976 and 1977 (N-12/P-06) ],
[Box 19b: USA, November 17, 1985 (N-15/P-0) ],
[Box 19c: Miscellaneous and Experiments ],
[Box 19d: Latin American Photographic Archive, Lantern Slides (N-15/P-05) ],
[Box 19e: Latin American Photographic Archive, Vintage Photographs from the Ernest L. Crandall Collection (N-17/P-06) ],
[Box 19f: Latin American Photographic Archive, Abrahan Guillén or Emilio Harth-terré Collections (N-10/P-02) ],
[Box 20a: Mexico, Various Dates ],
[Box 20b: Spain, May 1973 ],
[All]


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