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Augustus Le Plongeon
Photographing the Governor’s Palace
1876
Collodion print


The Getty Research Institute, Augustus and Alice Dixon Le Plongeon photographs, 1873–1910

J. Paul Getty Museum

Excerpt from The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles:

Augustus Le Plongeon Photographing the Governor’s Palace, Alice Dixon Le Plongeon (English, 1851–1910), 1876. Collodion print. The Getty Research Institute, Augustus and Alice Dixon Le Plongeon photographs, 1873–1910, 2007.R.8.1

Here, Alice has recorded Augustus photographing the east facade of the Governor’s Palace in Uxmal, a process that took several days. (See his panorama of the palace here.) His jaunty pose belies the laborious and precarious nature of the task.


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Augustus Le Plongeon, French-American, (1826-1908)
b. December 13, 1826
d. 1908

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