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.

© Biblioteca Nacional de Venezuela
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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.

  • Year of submission: 1997
  • Year of inscription: 1997
  • Country: Venezuela
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