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Eduardo Cruz Photograph Collection, circa 1881-1891, undated

MS 247

Collection Summary

Creator: Cruz, Eduardo, 1860-1939
Collection Name:Eduardo Cruz Photograph Collection,
Inclusive Dates: circa 1881-1891,
Physical Description:.25 linear feet
Abstract:Studio portraits, mostly cartes-de-visite and cabinet cards, of Eduardo Cruz and other young men and women, probably his friends and classmates. Most are identified by name and were taken by professional photographers in the Laredo, Texas area, ca. 1881-1891.
Collection Number:MS 247
Language: Materials in English
Repository: University of Arizona Libraries, Special Collections
University of Arizona
PO Box 210055
Tucson, AZ 85721-0055
Phone: 520-621-6423
Fax: 520-621-9733

Biographical Note

A dry goods merchant, Eduardo Cruz was born in 1860 in Nuevo Leon, Mexico and immigrated to Laredo, Texas in 1881. He was married to Margarata Vidaurri, owned a dry goods store, and died in Laredo in 1939.

Scope and Content Note

Studio portraits, chiefly cartes-de-visite and cabinet cards, of Eduardo Cruz and friends, in the Laredo, Texas area, ca.1881-1891. The photographs are inscribed, in Spanish, with greetings to Eduardo from the subject. Surnames include Garza, Garcia, Joseph, Seguin, Schrader, Perez, Olvera, Quintana, Chapa, Pena, Salinas, Trevino, Quiroz, and Zaragoza. Photographers from Laredo are Tomas K. Hamilton, J. Villareal, and Stephenson. Other photographers are Louis de Planque (Corpus Christi), M. Rodriguez Perez (Eagle Pass), and Jose R. Mendez (Matamoros, Mexico).


This collection is organized into one series
Series I: Photographs, ca. 1881-1891, undated



There are no restrictions on this collection.


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Access Terms

Personal Name(s)
Cruz, Eduardo--Portraits
Hamilton, Tomas K., Photographer
Planque, Louis de, Photographer

Geographic Name(s)
Laredo (Tex.)--Social life and customs--Pictorial works

Mexican-Americans--Texas--Laredo--19th century--Portraits
Portrait photography--Texas

Administrative Information

Credit Line

Eduardo Cruz photograph collection (MS 247). Special Collections, University of Arizona Libraries.

Container List

Series I: Photographs, circa 1881-1891, undated
This series is arranged topically.
11 Portraits--Eduardo Cruz, cartes-de-visite, 1883-1891
12 Portraits--Eduardo Cruz, cabinet cards, 1886, undated
13 Group portraits with Eduardo Cruz, ca. 1880s, undated
14 Portraits--Women, 1885-1886, undated
15 Portraits--Men, Identified, A-L, 1882-1883, undated
16 Portraits--Men, Identified, M-R, 1881-1891, undated
17 Portraits--Men, Identified, S-Z, 1881-1887, undated
18 Group portraits--Men, 1882-1883
19 Portraits--Men, unidentified undated