About this blog

This blog is designed to provide more information on the items that are uploaded into Southern Methodist University’s digital collections.

I work for the Central University Libraries (CUL) as the digital collections developer. Each month, we upload hundreds of digitized photographs, works of art, manuscripts, imprints, and more that are held by our seven special libraries into our CUL Digital Collections web site and our Flickr: The Commons photostream.

I hope you will enjoy looking at these rare items in a “virtual” format. We would love to hear what you think about the items in our digital collections, and how you are using them.

Cindy Boeke, Digital Collections Developer, Central University Libraries, SMU

9 Responses to About this blog

  1. Brad says:

    What is the header photo? It looks like a panoramic photograph, or has it been cropped for the layout? Can you provide title, photographer, date, format, subject info on the About this blog page?

    Thanks, Brad

  2. Hi, Brad. This photo is Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico, ca. 1910, by Eugenio B. Downing. It is from the DeGolyer Library’s Giesecke collection of photographs of Mexico.

    You may view it at:

  3. I’m sorry but this is not Saltillo Coahuila, surely is another city in Mexico, I live in Saltillo I have a big collection of old photos of my city and I’m 100% sure Saltillo.

  4. We have changed the title to [Town Square, Mexico] while we try to determine the precise location. If anyone has any information about the place depicted in this photo, please let us know.

  5. Victor Hugo Ramirez says:

    Hello, this is actually the city of Zacatecas, Zac. It was taken in 1910, the garden was named appreciated Hidalgo Garden (now defunct). Currently the main square of the city. On the right, we see the “Alley of the Bells”, and the building is the French hotel. As a curiosity, iron benches were made in this city by the prisoners in the jail of Santo Domingo.

  6. Thank you for clarifying the location. We now have it listed as Zacatecas, Zacatecas (province), Mexico.

    • Victor Hugo Ramirez says:

      is a pleasure to work with your institution. Receive a big welcome.

      • Victor Hugo Ramirez says:

        hello, I can help them identify the images that are on file and are not defined specifically as Zacatecas or Durango? I think I can do it, hopefully accept. GREETINGS.

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