The Benson Latin American Collection

W.S. Adkins Photographs, c. 1901-1952

Descriptive Summary

Creator Adkins, W.S.
Title W.S. Adkins Photographs
Dates: c. 1901-1952
Abstract Photographs and postcards showing scenes in Mexico and Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles.
OCLC Record No. N/A
Extent 66 photographs
Language English
Repository Benson Latin American Collection, The University of Texas at Austin

Scope and Contents Note

66 photographic images, including photographic prints and postcards, showing scenes in Mexico and Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles.


Access Restrictions


Use Restrictions

Standard copyright restrictions apply.

Index Terms

The W.S. Adkins Photographs collection is classified under the following Subject Headings:
Mexico--travel and description--Photographs
Curaçao (Netherlands Antilles)--Travel and description--Photographs

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Cite as: W.S. Adkins Photographs, Benson Latin American Collection, University of Texas Libraries, the University of Texas at Austin.

Box and Folder Inventory

List of Photographs

1 1. Mountainscape: "Road to Saltillo." Lone car on unpaved road, 1920s-1930s?
2. Unidentified mountain range,
glossy print
3. Another mountain range,
glossy print
4. Unidentified valley, showing enclosed areas in foreground
5. Postcard. Glossy print of Tijuana, Mexico.
Aerial photo by Steffa, no. 564.
6. C.B. Waite photo no. 93, "Tehantepec women, velvet and gold,"
copyright 1901
7. C.B. Waite Photo no. 1197, "Ruinas del Palenque." Monoliths in the patio of palace,
copyright 1901
8. Desert scene: cacti and unique "trees"
9. Cuautla, Mor. Photograph by Hugo Brehme, Mexico D.F., 1938?
10. Hugh Brehme photo no. 225, "La Candelaria, D.F.," showing campesino beside organ cacti alongside church
11. Tlalnepantla, fachada lateral
12. Hillside view of city of Monterrey
13. H. Brehme photo no. 2446, "Pico de Orizaba," as seen from native village
14. H. Brehme photo no. 1650, "El Pico de Orizaba," seen beyond valley
15. H. Brehme photograph no. 175, of Pachuca, Hidalgo, showing villagers walking toward town
[see also -Q- GZ 917.2 B747mTS, pg. 92]
16. H. Brehme photo no. 6192 of Atoyac, Veracruz
17. H. Brehme photo no. 7120, "Ruinas de Chichén Itzá, Yucatán
18. H. Brehme photo no. 281, roof-level view of Mexico City with both Iztaccíhuatl and Popocatépetl visible in distance
19. Brown-town print no. 16, of detail of lateral sculpture on "Monumento a Cuauhtémoc," the torture scene
20. Replica of ornately carved panel [in the style of Chichén Itzá?]
21. Aztec. "Piedra de los Sacrificios," excavated 17 December 1791
22. Chichén Itzá. Cultura Maya. Edificio Anexo a Las Monjas, Chichén Itzá
23. Chichén Itzá. Cultura Maya-Tolteca. El Castillo
24. Xochicalco, Morelos, Mexico. Basamento de la Serpiente Emplumada
25. Teotihuacán, Mexico: view of pagentry
26. Ancient wall in unidentified village
27. El Arbol de Tule [largest ahuehuete tree in Mexico], estado de Oaxaca
28. Aqueduct. "Acueducto de los Remedios," estado de México
29. Distinctive tree, unidentified, "west of Tehuacán"
30. Palm trees at unidentified shoreline
31. View at Orizaba plaza
32. Tamazunchale, S.L.P., México, before highway was paved through village
33. View of unidentified village
34. Unidentified ruins, aparently partially excavated
35. View of Popocatépetl
36. View of Iztaccíhuatl under shadowy clouds
37. Popocatépetl seen from different perspective
38. Desert scene with cacti
39. Desert area "west of Tehuacán"
40. Close-up of horned owl perched on awning of Munich Bar, Calle Gante, Mexico City, June 1941.
Photo by R.W. Barker
41. Same as 40, but smaller
42. Small photo of owl, taken in Bogotá, 1938-1939
43. Owl perched atop pipe, Ecuador, "about 1940"
44. Close-up of same owl, Ecuador
45. Enlargement of no. 44. Ecuador, "Dr. Tappolet, about 1940"
46. Curaçao, 1940s[?].
Foto "Tjon" Studio "Luxor"
47. Another view of Curaçao seen from bridge.
Foto "Tjon" [3 copies]
48. Curaçao, building N.V.Overz.Gas- en Elect. Mu., shoppers in foreground
49. Greeting card, copy of original drawing by Sánchez Felipe, "Costa del Lago Maracaibo, Venezuela"
50. Greeting card, copy of original drawing by Sánchez Felipe, "Plaza Baralt, Maracaibo, Venezuela"
51. Christmas card, copy of original drawing by Sánchez Felipe, "Edificio tropical, Maracaibo, Venezuela"
52. Refinery site, Curaçao, 1952.
Foto "Tjon"
53. Refinery site, Curaçao, 1952.
Foto "Tjon"
54. Brown-town photo of street scene, Curaçao, 1952.
Photo by Gevaey
55. Postcard photo of "The Synagogue," Curaçao, 1952. Foto "Tjon"
56. Scharloo Bridge, Curaçao, N.A., 1952
57. Coast of Westpunt, Curaçao, N.A., 1952
58. View of church, adjacent cemetery Curaçao, 1952.
Foto "Tjon" [2 copies]
59. Unidentified structure, Curaçao, 1952
60. Rural setting, natives' thatched-roof huts, Curaçao, 1952.
Foto "Tjon"
61. Desert plants in bloom, Curaçao, 1952.
Foto "Tjon"
62. Cactus, "A typical Curaçao plant," 1952
63. Newspaper. Four-page issue, 1 February 1952, of Beurs-en Nieuwsberichten, Curaçao
64. Mounted Christmas card, Tampico, México, "Original pencil sketch, " Dr. J.A. Mekel, Aguila Company geologist
65-66. Shell gorget[?], 2 copies