The Benson Latin American Collection

Tabasco Rubber Plantations Photograph Collection, c.1904

Descriptive Summary

Creator Tabasco, Mexico
Title Tabasco Rubber Plantations Photograph Collection
Dates: c.1904
Abstract 84 black-and-white photographs of three rubber plantations in the state of Tabasco, Mexico.
OCLC Record No. 33286149
Extent 84 photographic prints; 4x5 in. to 6½x8½ in.
Language English
Repository Benson Latin American Collection, The University of Texas at Austin

Scope and Contents Note

Eighty-four black and white photographs depicting views circa 1904 of three rubber plantations in the state of Tabasco, Mexico: El Coco, Constancia, and Mercedes, near Frontera on the Gulf coast. Some of the photographs were made by C. B. Waite or Adams Hermanos ‪(‬Fotografía Americana‪)‬. Owners, administrators, and laborers are pictured in individual and group photographs; R.A. Morrell appears in photographs of both El Coco and Constancia. Thirty-four images of El Coco plantation depict its headquarters, main house, camp laborers' houses and families, church, stable/grainery, dock, landing, rubber trees, coconut plants, banana trees, and livestock. Thirty-one photographs of Constancia plantation show its headquarters, workers, camps, rubber nursery, transplanted trees, grasslands, store, seashore, forest, and wild rubber trees. Four pictures of Frontera are of the plaza, native houses and coconut palms, and the main street. Thirteen views of the Mercedes plantation show rubber trees, the tree nursery, Mercedes camp, the superintendent and his house, and livestock. Two shots of San Juan Bautista show riverboats at dock.


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Index Terms

The Tabasco Rubber Plantations Photograph Collection is classified under the following Subject Headings in the University of Texas Libraries catalog:
El Coco plantation--Photographs
Constancia plantation--Photographs
Mercedes plantation--Photographs
Plantations--Mexico--Tabasco (State)--Photographs
Rubber--Mexico--Tabasco (State)--Photographs
Tabasco (Mexico : State)--Photographs
Frontera (Tabasco, Mexico)--Photographs
Waite, C. B. (Charles Burlingame)
Adams Hermanos ‪(‬Fotografía Americana‪)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Cite as: Tabasco Rubber Plantations Photograph Collection, Benson Latin American Collection, University of Texas Libraries, the University of Texas at Austin.

Box and Folder Inventory

Tabasco Rubber Plantations Photograph Collection, c.1904

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