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Photographs of Peru.

Photographs of Peru.

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Creator: Shockley, William Hillman, 1855-1925
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Dates: 1903 May-October.
1903 May 18
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Title devised by cataloger.
Typescript and manuscript inscription on versos.
Several images have duplicate photographic prints.
William Hillman Shockley (1855-1925) was a mining engineer and botanist. His son was William Bradford Shockley (1910-1989), winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1956.
Purchased from Serendipity Books on the Edwin J. Beinecke Book Fund, 2007.
Abstract:
Photographs by William Hillman Shockley that document a trip to Peru, May-October 1903, probably in support of mining interests. Images include views of urban and rural areas throughout Peru, as well as mining camps. Locations photographed by Shockley en route to and from Peru include Colón, Panama; Puente del Inca and Aconcagua in Argentina, and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Locations in Peru include Ancón, Arequipa, Asilio, Huanchaco, Juliaca, Limbani, Matucana, Monte Bello, Paita Bay, Salaverry, Santo Domingo, and Tirapata. Depictions also include the Vacamayo River and Surprise River, as well as the mountains of Huascarán Mountain and Las Cuevas. Informal portraits consist of indigenous peoples, including Aymara Indians and Quechua Indians, and self-portraits of Shockley and his colleagues.
Physical Description:
203 photographic prints : b & w ; 8.3 x 10.7 cm.
1 folder (15 photographic prints) : b & w ; 8.3 x 10.7 cm.
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Box 1
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Folder 8
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The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement.
Curatorial Area: Beinecke Library
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Object ID: 10507574
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