Collection of Latin American photographs of the 19th Century
Documentary heritage submitted by Venezuela and recommended for inclusion in the Memory of the World Register in 1997.
This is the most comprehensive historical collection of nineteenth-century Latin American photography in existence anywhere in the American continent. The collection takes the form of 8,000 titles depicting a great variety of subjects. These include, urban development in major populated centres, ports, landscape, rural life and important personalities. All the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean are represented.