Carlos Villasana and his passion for collecting

Carlos Villasana and his passion for collecting

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Carlos Villasana and his passion for collecting

Carlos Villasana, iconographic researcher and writer, shared part of his collection of postcards and photographs of the Historic Center of Mexico City. During the talk, which was carried out as part of the activities of Museum Night of the Object of the Object Museum (MODE), the chronicler recalled that collecting is a passion that was given to him since he was a child.

Villasana said that the beginning of the bond he developed with the Downtown Mexico City is related to a photograph of Guillermo Kahlo, where you can see the building of Boker House, place where his grandparents met.

“For me, start collecting about Boker House, having invoices and photos was like recovering the past. That’s where my interest comes from, those places that make us so emblematic, so common, but so different, “he commented.

For the collector, postcards and photographs are a way of seeing what the people who walked the streets were like, what the transport was like and many other aspects of the daily scenes that were captured in these graphic documents.

Boker House, 1907. Carlos Villasana’s Archive