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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.
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.