Thousands of Historical Mexican Photographs Now Part of an Electronic Catalogue

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MEXICO CITY.- More than half of the 900,000 historical images safeguarded by the INAH National Photographic Library are available to general public worldwide thanks to a new electronic catalogue available on the Internet. Images from the most important Mexican photographic collections can be consulted and acquired without having to travel to the facilities at Pachuca, Hidalgo. After several months of hard work creating the catalogue cards, the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) integrated the virtual catalogue available at http://fototeca.inah.gob.mx where images captured by more than 2,000 authors can be admired. This project strengthens the divulgation task conducted by INAH regarding documentary heritage, testifying for social, political and artistic episodes as well as the daily life, evolution of landscape, urban development and the gradual transformation of the identity of inhabitants. The aim