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  • ICAA Record ID
    760323
    TITLE
    Nada se salvó de la conocida casa artística
    IN
    Excélsior : El periódico de la vida nacional (México, D. F., México). -- Feb. 7, 1930
    DESCRIPTION
    p. 1
    LANGUAGES
    Spanish
    TYPE AND GENRE
    Newspaper article – Reviews
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
    "Nada se salvó de la conocida casa artística." Excélsior: El periódico de la vida nacional (Mexico City), February 7, 1930.
    TOPIC DESCRIPTORS
    fires; Mexican; photographers; studios (work spaces)
    NAME DESCRIPTORS
Synopsis

This newspaper article reports the fire that occurred at the studio of the German photographer Hugo Brehme on February 6, 1930. The text refers to the background information about the studio of Emilio Lange who (on that same location) was the victim of a similar fire. The article describes the manner in which the fire started and spread, in addition to the imminent material losses which the destruction of Brehme’s estate implies. In spite of having insurance for fifteen thousand pesos, the cultural equipment and values suffered a total loss.

Annotations

This article concerning the fire that burned down the œuvre of Hugo Brehme (1882-1954) provides access to related information such as the fact that said studio previously belonged to the Swedish photographer Emilio Lange, who was also the victim of a fire. In both cases the article explains the irreparable loss of materials of both noted photographers who worked in Mexico toward the end of the 19th and the middle of the 20th century. In addition, because of the thorough description of the fire, it is possible to realize how dangerous the location was, particularly the neighboring building La Guardiola, where the fire started. The article helps to date Brehme’s photography before and after the fire, as well as the association of photographers, about which we know very little.

Researcher
Rebeca Monroy
Team
CURARE, Espacio crítico para las artes, Mexico City, Mexico
Location
Instituto de Investigaciones Bibliográficas : Biblioteca Nacional/Hemeroteca Nacional. México D.F., México