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Vistas Mexicanas

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS P 248

Scope and Contents

Collection includes 58 photographs of Mexico places and lifestyle from between 1880 and 1900. Possibly includes selenium toned platinum prints.


  • approximately 1880-1900


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Vistas Mexicanas must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical / Historical

Briquet was a French photographer that worked in Mexico. He was commissioned to photograph the railways being constructed at the start of Porfirio Diaz's presidency. He also shot natural portraits of Mexican life and images depicting the growth of cities and the development of the country through the turn of the century.


1 folder (0.02 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Physical Location

L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah 84602.

Other Finding Aids

Partial inventory available.


Photographs (Photograph Archives).

Register of Vistas Mexicanas
Abe Austin
2012 February 23
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States