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Collection Inventories and Finding Aids

The Special Collections and Institutional Archives departments create finding aids for the Getty Research Institute's archival and visual resource collections and for a few historical records of the J. Paul Getty Trust. A "finding aid" describes the scope and contents of a group of records and provides an inventory of materials within the records.

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1Creator/Collector:  Unidentified
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 Title:  Album of Mexican and French cartes-de-visite  
 Dates:  between 1861 and 1880 
 Abstract:  The album of cartes-de-visite by mostly unidentified photographers, assembled during the time of the French intervention in Mexico by an unknown person, contains photographs of Pre-Columbian related statuary; portraits of 19th-century Mexican presidents, military, and political figures; studio portraits of indigenous people, street vendors, and other professions; portraits of figures associated with the French in Mexico; portraits of Napoleon III and family; and portraits of the compiler's family and friends. 
 Number:  2000.R.25 
2Creator/Collector:  Cruces y Campa (Firm)
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 Title:  Cruces y Campa Mexican carte-de-visite album  
 Dates:  1863-1866 
 Abstract:  The album contains 46 carte-de-visite photographs, most of which were taken by the Mexican photography studio of Cruces y Campa between 1863 and 1866 during the period known as the French Intervention when France occupied Mexico. The photographs are mostly Mexican occupational portraits, organized first by men and then women. Depicted are police officers, musicians, street vendors, and domestic workers. Also included are a portrait of a Mexican Kickapoo man and woman and five portraits of Mexican Kickapoo men. 
 Number:  2022.R.8