Scope and Contents note Photographs depicting villages and people of the San Blas Islands made or collected by Gilbert Tower during his work in Panama. The prints are mounted on unbound pages, probably from an album.
The records include reports to the Department of State from diplomatic representatives of the United States stationed abroad and may consist of notes, correspondence, clippings and other materials exchanged with foreign officials
Scope and Contents The L.F.S. Lipp Photograph Album documents Lipp’s trip to Mexico in 1914. The album consists of photographs of Mazatlan, Altata, San Blas, Santa Rosalia, Mexico City, Ensenada, Oaxaca, San Luis Potasi, the Gulf of Mexico, Salamanca, Cape San Lucas, La Paz, and Guadalajara. Of particular interest are photographs of street vendors selling milk, wood, chickens, straw, candles, and water. Also included are photographs of thatch buildings, cactus, Judas dolls (life size effigies which represent problems in the world), fireworks, pottery shops, rurales (the Mexican Rural Guard), the Sanatorium Guadalajara, and more. The album is compiled almost entirely of photographs of local people. There are only a handful of photographs of tourists. Many of the album pages have short one or two words captions in pencil in English and sometimes Spanish.
Copy of a plan offered by Francisco Xavier de Borbon concerning the reduction of pasturage in San Blas. The document also includes a brief history of the Californias, mentioning the Russian presence, and an account of the economic condition of San Blas. Statistical tables include a listing of the ships which serviced the port