An original photograph of a young fisherman with a cigarette in his mouth, titled in pencil in the remains of the mount, just outside the image, "Pescador de Acapulco". The photographer's signature was likely on the part of the mount that is missing, but we can say with certainty that this is a known image of the German-born photographer Hugo Brehme (1882-1954). There is a lot of fascinating information on the net about Brehme. Essentially he was very important in Mexican photography from the 1910's on to his death. Born and educated in Germany he spent some time photographing in Africa before turning to the New World and its exotic sights. For decades he photographed people, the natural landscape, and cities/famous landmarks, turning some of these images into mass-produced postcards, which proved to be quite lucrative. Brehme was considered a mentor of Manuel Alvarez Bravo, perhaps the country's best known photographer. Wilhelm Kahlo, the father of Frida, was a contemporary on the photography scene in the country. This photo is in good condition and is nicely framed, though without any proper archival materials or mat. the measurements are 13 3/4" by 10 3/4" photograph and 18" by 15" as framed.

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Vintage

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Hugo Brehme (1882 - 1954) original sepia toned photograph of fisherman by well known German born photographer

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