The Benson Latin American Collection

Fred and Otto Vogel Photographs, circa 1902-1914

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Vogel, Frederick
Title: Fred and Otto Vogel Photographs
Dates: circa 1902-1914
Abstract: Family photograph and picture postcard collection of German immigrants and restauranteurs Fred and Otto Vogel in and around Mexico City at the beginning of the 20th century.
Accession No.: 1994-14
Extent: 112 photographs and postcards
Language: English
Repository: Benson Latin American Collection, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Sketch

Brothers Fred and Otto Vogel migrated from Germany to the U.S. then Mexico in the late 19th or early 20th century. They owned a restaurant business in Mexico, but left again for the U.S. during the Revolution.

Scope and Contents Note

Fred and Otto Vogel family's photograph collection consisting of 38 original photographs of family members, their home, restaurant, and scenes in Mexico City, and 74 picture postcards of Mexico City and surrounding cities in the early 1900s.


Access Restrictions


Use Restrictions

Standard copyright restrictions apply.

Index Terms

The Vogel Photographs are classified under the following Subject Headings:
Mexico--Description and travel--photographs

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Cite as: Fred and Otto Vogel Photographs, Benson Latin American Collection, University of Texas Libraries, the University of Texas at Austin.

Box and Folder Inventory

I. Postcards

box folder
1 1 1. Miniature views of: Edificio-Correos, México, D.F.; Catedral/Sagrario; Monumento-Juárez; Columna de la Inependencia; Palacio de Bellas Artes; Lago y Castillo Chapultepec; Piramide "El Sol"-Teotihuacán; Palacio Nacional, México D.F.; Xochimilco, México D.F.
2. El Zócalo, México D.F. (376)
3. Catedral (Posta 440)
4. Catredral (101)
5. Palacio Nacional (223)
6. Palacio de Bellas Artes (Yáñez 84-N)
7. Palacio de Bellas Artes (Yáñez 375)
8. Palacio de Bellas Artes (Yáñez 901-N)
9. Palacio de Bellas Artes (Yáñez 78-N)
10. Palacio de Bellas Artes (Yáñez 500-N)
10.1. Palacio de Bellas Artes, its dome under construction (4877)
11. Columna de la Independencia (Yáñez 113)
12. "Panorámica" [Av. Reforma] (110)
13. Monumento a la Revolución (347-N)
14. Estatua de Carlos IV (Yáñez 100)
15. Castillo de Chapultepec (Yáñez 690)
16. Monumento a Obregón (Yáñez 885)
17. Hotel Gillow (Posta 1496)
18. Hotel Reforma (Yáñez 906)
19. Panorama de la Ciudad de México hacia los volcanes (Yáñez 384)
20. El Ixtaccíhuatl [mujer blanca] 9Osuna 1715)
21. El Popocatépetl (Yáñez 246)
22. El Popo (1819)
[2 copies]
23. Xochimilco, D.F. (604)
24. Xochimilco, D.F. (Yáñez 638)
25. Xochimilco (Yáñez 70)
25.1. Xochimilco [girl in a canoe]
26. Xochimilco (10)
27. Xochimilco ["Gloria"]
28. Xochimilco ["Lupita/Alicia"]
29. Taxco: Catedral (Vallejo 455)
30. Miniature view of Uncle Fred's restaurant: Schloss Stolzenfels
31. Tepotzotlán, México (Osuna 79)
32. Tepotzotlán, México (Osuna 659)
33. Tepotzotlán-interior (Osuna 671)
34. Tepotzotlán-altar mayor
35. Tepotzotlán-frente del altar mayor (Osuna 1654)
36. Tepotzotlán-detalle-interior (Osuna 1673)
37. Puebla. Catedral de Puebla (Osumna 1319)
38. Puebla. Catedral de Puebla (Osumna 1321)
39. Puebla. Catedral de Puebla (Osumna 1322)
40. Puebla. Catedral de Puebla (Osumna 1537)
41. Puebla. Catedral-interior (Osumna 1333)
42. Puebla. Catedral-interior (Osumna 1073)
43. Puebla. Fuente colonial (Osuna 1560)
44. Puebla. Convento de Sta. Mónica, patio de las novicias (MF 71)
45. Puebla. Patio del exconvento de Santa Mónica (Posta 2009)
46. Puebla. Panorama de Puebla (Osuna 1758)
47. Puebla. Capilla del Rosario, Santo Domingo (Osuna 1425)
48. Puebla. Bibloteca del Estado (Osuna 1787)
49. Puebla. Casa del Alfeñique (Osuna 1380)
50. Puebla. Casa del Alfeñique (Osuna 1390)
51. Puebla. Plaza del Charro (MF 265)
52. Puebla. Estación de gasolina, Paseo Bravo
53. Cholula [Atlchololollan], Puebla. La Antigua Roma de Anáhuac, la Ciudad de los 365 Templos (Silva)
54. Cholula. Casa del Sol ["Tonalcalli" nombre primitivo]. (Cerro de Quetzalcóatl). Posteriormente, "Maichihualtépec" [Cerro hecho a mano]; hoy, Santuario de Ntra. Sra. de los Remedios
55. Cholula. Pirámide de Cholula (Osuna 1519)
[2 copies]
56. Cholula. Pirámide de Cholula (Nieto 316)
57. Cholula. Santuario de S.S. de los Remedios (15)
58. Cholula. Capilla Real-interior-de Cholula (Osuna 1528)
59. Monterrey. Panoramic view looking toward Cerro de la Silla (23-P)
60. Monterrey. Palacio Municipal
61. Tampico. Plaza in front of Cathedral
62. Tampico. Street scene at intersection at plaza
63-67. [Unidentified photos of groups, laborers, and a river scene]
68. Santa Elena Canyo9n, 2000 feet deep. Cave, 200 ft. in diameter, on Mexico side
69. St. Catherine's Chapel, "The Church on the Rock" Camp St. Malo (Hoffman 152)

II. Vogel Family Photographs

box folder
1 2 1. Uncle Fred Vogel, wife Emma
2. Daughter Amalia Vogel
3. Aunt Emma, Uncle Fred's wife
4. Young lady in elegant white dress
5. Luz Obrera de Carrasco, amigo de la Sra. Laura B. de Vogel
6. Uncle Fred Bogel
7. Ungle Fred Vogel
8-10. Politicians at "Gambrinos," Uncle Fred's restaurant in Mexico City, attended by Victoriano Huerta, Félix Díaz, and Gen. Aureliano Blanquet
[see postcard #30 and mounted photograph #32]
11. Frederick Vogel, Puebla
12. "Uncle Frederick Vogel"[?] with man in naval uniform
13. Unidentified operation
14. Unidentified group of children, women, and men
[very fragile]
15. Group photo of Brunhilda's classmates, teacher, 9/24/1913
16. Group photo: "German" gathering
17. Fountain in the Alameda
18-19. Pánuco market
20. Pánuco "official shoemaker"
21-27. Pánuco bullfight, "day before Christmas," 1902
28. Fred and Emma Vogel with daughter Laura [at residence in San Antonio, Texas?]
29. Unidentified, six young boys in uniform with military instructor
30. Unidentified, five boys in uniform with instructor juggling wooden clubs
31. Unidentified group of cadets, young girls, young women, and the Grand Dame
32. Schloss Stolzenfells, Colonia Roma, restaurant of Friedrich Vogel
33. Unidentified setting, men, women and children posed in a semi-circle under festive decorations
34. Large group of you-to-old men seated, reclining, and standing. Description in German. Photographer Kahlo, 9 February 1902
35. Otto Vogel with workmen at artesian well dug in Puebla about 1909, with added family information: Brunhilda born in Mexico City, Luisa born in Puebla, and Otelia buried in Puebla.