Princeton University Library Catalog

The Frederick S. Crocker collection.

Crocker, Frederick S., 1914-1972 [Browse]
Visual material
New Orleans : Middle American Research Institute, Tulane University, 2015.
34 art reproductions : color ; 51 x 41 cm + 1 volume (vii, 40 pages ; 28 cm.)
  • Publication (Tulane University. Middle American Research Institute) ; 71. [More in this series]
  • Publication / Middle American Research Institute ; 71
Summary note:
"In 1940, artist and architect Frederick S. Crocker, Jr. created a series of highly detailed watercolors to document how the diverse and colorful clothing of 31 highland Maya communities was worn. Most of the clothing came from the collection of a prominent American who had lived in Guatemala since 1917. At the time he was painting, some styles of clothing had radically changed, having been supplanted by factory-made clothing. Unfortunately, only twelve of the 34 images were published in Crocker's time. These were made in the early 1950s with a color lithography process that could not capture the subtle shading and fine detail of the original watercolors. For the first time, the complete collection is now available. Each of the 100 cased sets contains all 34 of Crocker's beautifully detailed watercolor paintings of the traditional clothing worn in 31 highland Maya communities. Reproduced through a high-resolution giclée process at their original 13x17 format, the images in this collection capture all the subtleties of shade and detail of the originals and are suitable for framing. Crocker's work was not limited to paintings but also included more detailed documentation. He visited the communities and, as an acute observer, made valuable notes on the clothing, its construction, how it was worn, and changes that were occurring at the time. Each set is accompanied by a catalog containing Crocker's introduction to the collection and his notes on each community's distinct clothing"--From publisher's website.
  • Title from box.
  • Catalog written by Frederick S. Crocker and edited by Robert M. Hill II.
  • Limited edition of 100 copies.
  • 12 of the plates originally published in 1952 under the title "Trajes of Guatemala".
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references.
1. San Pedro Sacatepéquez -- 2 & 3. San Juan Sacatepéquez -- 4. San Antonio Aguas Calientes -- 5. Comalapa -- 6. Patzicia -- 7. Sololá -- 8. Panajachel -- 9. Santa Catarina Palopó -- 10. San Antonio Palopó -- 11&12. Chichicastenango -- 13. Santa Maria Chiquimula -- 14&15. Nahualá -- 16. Momostenango -- 17. San Cristóbal Totonicapan -- 18. Sacapulas -- 19. Quetzaltenango -- 20. Almolonga -- 21. San Martín Sacatepéquez -- 22. San Sebastián -- 23. Santiago Atitlán -- 24. San Pedro La Laguna -- 25. San Lucas Tolimán -- 26. San Pedro Sacatepéquez -- 27. Todos Santos Cuchumatán -- 28. Santa Eulalia -- 29. Aguacatán -- 30. Nebaj -- 31. Cotzal -- 32. Palín -- 33. Tamahú, Tucurú, Tactic -- 34. Cobán.
Title of volume:
  • Frederick S. Crocker collection : the catalog
Running title of volume:
  • Trajes of Guatemala
  • 9780984202812
  • 0984202811
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