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Photos of the Mexican Revolution by Agustín V. Casasola

 Collection
Identifier: MS Group 313

Scope and Content

The photos included in this collection were acquired at the studio Fotografía Casasola before its holdings were transferred to the Mexican government. They are embossed with the original seal of the studio. One of the photos shows a woman that peers out of a train; it is a section of a larger photo. This photograph has been used to represent the adelitas, the women who accompanied revolutionary soldiers, and it has become one of the most emblematic images of the Mexican Revolution. The other photo shows a military group known as Los Rurales as they got ready to go to Aguascalientes on May 18, 1914. (Ortiz Monasterio, Pablo, ed. Mirada y Memoria. Archivo fotográfico Casasola. México: 1900-1940. Mexico City and Madrid: Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes, Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia, Turner, 2002.)

Dates

  • Circa 1914

Creator

Access

The collection is open for research.

Biographical/Historical Note

After working as a journalist in the most important Mexican nineteenth-century newspapers, Agustín Víctor Casasola (1874-1938) became a photographer. During 1913 and 1914, he took photos of events related to the Mexican Revolution. To some, he produced the most important visual testimonies of the revolutionary period. In 1976, Mexico's federal government acquired the Casasola Archive. The Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH) now holds the exclusive rights to the photos that constitute the Casasola Archive. (See Enciclopedia de México. Mexico City: Enciclopedia de México, 2000 y Pablo Ortiz Monasterio, ed., Mexico The Revolution and Beyond. Photographs by Agustín Víctor Casasola 1900-1940. New York: Aperture, CONACULTA-INAH, 2003.)

Extent

0.5 Linear feet (2 items)

Language of Materials

Spanish; Castilian

Abstract

Two photos embossed with the seal of the renowned photographic studio of Agustín Víctor Casasola. Through his photos, Agustín V. Casasola documented visually the Mexican Revolution.

Physical Location

University of Florida Smathers Library Building

Alternate Form of Finding Aid

This guide is available in Spanish at https://www.uflib.ufl.edu/findingaids/Spanish/msgroup313.pdf.

Acquisition Information

Prof. Efraín Barradas' gift in honor of Sylvia Rivera Viera. The photos included in this collection were acquired at the studio Fotografía Casasola before its holdings were transferred to the Mexican government.

Title
A Guide to the Photos of the Mexican Revolution by Agustín V. Casasola
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid created by Margarita Vargas-Betancourt
Date
May 2012
Description rules
Finding Aid Prepared Using Dacs
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida Repository

Contact:
George A. Smathers Libraries
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Gainesville Florida 32611-7005 United States of America
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