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Spring 2002


This article brings to light the historical context of El Paso’s unknown and uncelebrated connection to the legendary Casasola family photo dynasty in Mexico. The local El Paso Casasola portrait studio photographer and owner did not capture iconic Mexican Revolutionary images like those of his contemporary famed photographer family members in Mexico City, but instead he recorded the visual memory of ordinary individuals and families residing in the US/Mexico border region.


The El Paso County Historical Society

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Casasola photography; Alfonso Casasola; studio photography; photo portraits; photography history; El Paso History; border history; photo studios, immigration



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