When graphic artist Eduardo “Lalo” Struck Cano caught his uncle discarding multiple wooden boxes containing what appeared to be glass slides, he stopped him. It turns out Lalo rescued a treasure trove of priceless photographs from the dustbin of history.
Lalo saved more than 2,000 glass stereoscope slides carefully packed in custom-made boxes and meticulously catalogued. Stereoscope images appear in 3D with a special viewer.
The slides capture scenes mostly from Mexico and Europe, among them, auto races in 1915, the burning of La Palacio de Hierro in 1914, beer deliveries by horse and carriage in Mexico City, and the Zocalo in Mérida.
This collection, never been shown in public before, can be viewed during Noche Blanca on Saturday, Dec. 12 at Door 54, the Café-Bistro-Gallery on the corner of Calle 35 and 54, two blocks east of the Hotel El Conquistador on the Paseo de Montejo. A few select images, printed on archival paper with archival inks, will be available for purchase.
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