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Fritz Henle "Mexican Studies" Photograph Collection


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ID: Image Archive/Collection 24

Primary Creator: Fritz Henle (1909-1993)

Extent: 45.0 Items

Arrangement: 2 Hollinger boxes

Date Acquired: 10/28/1986

Scope and Contents of the Materials

1940s.  45 black and white photographs (10 1/2" x 13")  of city and country scenes, indigenous people, workers, famous personages, archaeological sites and architecture of Mexico.

See also the companion book, Mexico: 64 photographs, by Fritz Henle, which included this passage on the origin of the photographs:  "In 1936, Henle saw Mexico for the first time and, impressed by the paradoxical countray with its centuries-old cultures and its revolution into modernism, he started plans for this photographic essay.  In 1943, at the invitation of the Mexican government, he went back to do a photodocumentary job, a camera sketch book." -- from the preface by John R. Whiting.

Click the link below for the Voyager catalogue record.

Collection Historical Note

Fritz Henle was born in Dortmund, Germany in 1909.  He settled in the United States in 1936.  As a photographer, he was an early contributor to Life Magazine, and thereafter produced images for other popular serials including:  Henle produced work for a range of clients, including Harper's Bazaar, Glamour, Mademoiselle, Town and Country, and Holiday. His career as a freelance photographer spanned more than 60 years during which time he amassed a collection of over 110,000 negatives.  Henle worked in fashion, industry, travel, and portraiture and represented in his vast collection are scenes from Europe, India, Japan, USA, Caribbean, and Mexico.  He is known also for his use of the of 2 1/4" square format film in the Rolleiflex camera and his work has been published in over 20 books.

Administrative Information

Repository: The Latin American Library at Tulane

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

Other URL: http://voyager.tcs.tulane.edu/vwebv/holdingsInfo?bibId=330459

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Item 1: Mexican tank commander.Add to your cart.
Item 2: Mexican sailor.Add to your cart.
Item 3: Mexican armory.Add to your cart.
Item 4: Worker in a munitions plant.Add to your cart.
Item 5: Mexican miners.Add to your cart.
Item 6: Mexican oil refinery, in Atzcapotzalco, near Mexico City.Add to your cart.
Item 7: Lombardo Toledano.Add to your cart.
Item 8: Children's Hospital.Add to your cart.
Item 9: High school.Add to your cart.
Item 10: Little boy from Coyoacán.Add to your cart.
Item 11: Little girl from Coyoacán.Add to your cart.
Item 12: Young charros.Add to your cart.
Item 13: Young shepherd.Add to your cart.
Item 14: Laundry day in Taxco.Add to your cart.
Item 15: Young mother.Add to your cart.
Item 16: Peasant from Michoacán.Add to your cart.
Item 17: Tortillas - the daily bread.Add to your cart.
Item 18: Textile plant.Add to your cart.
Item 19: Textile plant (Pure wool cloth is brought out to dry, Tillet Brothers shop in Cuernavaca).Add to your cart.
Item 20: Silversmith from Taxco.Add to your cart.
Item 21: Pottery from Iguala.Add to your cart.
Item 22: Taxco.Add to your cart.
Item 23: Mexico City - Avenida Madero.Add to your cart.
Item 24: National Palace, lighted in honor of the President's speech on "La Noche del Grito."Add to your cart.
Item 25: Pyramid of the Sun, Teotihuacán.Add to your cart.
Item 26: Convent Acolman.Add to your cart.
Item 27: The church of Los Remedios.Add to your cart.
Item 28: Landscape near Pachuca.Add to your cart.
Item 29: The valley of Toluca.Add to your cart.
Item 30: La Quebrada, Acapulco.Add to your cart.
Item 31: Dolores del Río.Add to your cart.
Item 32: Storm over Taxco.Add to your cart.
Item 33: Chavez, the conductor of the Mexican Symphony Orchestra.Add to your cart.
Item 34: Mexican minstrel.Add to your cart.
Item 35: Mariachis in Taxco.Add to your cart.
Item 36: Huasteca Indian girl.Add to your cart.
Item 37: Totonaca Indian girl from the Sierra Puebla, with embroidered shawl.Add to your cart.
Item 38: Stone statue at the National Museum.Add to your cart.
Item 39: Sculpture at the Pyramid of the Sun.Add to your cart.
Item 40: Diego Rivera.Add to your cart.
Item 41: Old woman from Iguala.Add to your cart.
Item 42: Nieves, model of Diego Rivera.Add to your cart.
Item 43: José Clemente Orozco.Add to your cart.
Item 44: A tepozán tree in the ruins of Taxco Hacienda.Add to your cart.
Item 45: Nieves, a model of Diego Rivera.Add to your cart.

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