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Andrew Giel Photograph Collection


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Andrew Giel Photograph Collection, 1955-1959 | University of Miami Cuban Heritage Collection

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Title: Andrew Giel Photograph Collection, 1955-1959Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

ID: CHC5256

Creator: Giel, Andrew

Extent: 2.0 Boxes

Arrangement: The photographs in Box 1 are arranged chronologically and numerically in Box 2 in an effort to maintain Mr. Giel's original order.

Formats/Genres: Havana (Cuba) - Pictorial works, Photographs

Languages: Spanish;Castilian, English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Andrew Giel visited Cuba as a tourist 10 times between September 1955 and December 1959, traveling as far as Trinidad in Santi Spíritus. Fifty years later, Mr. Giel printed 8 x 10 enlargements from the original transparencies. Those prints are found in this collection. They include views from across the island, including Havana, Trinidad, and Santiago de Cuba. The collection also includes color prints of the black and white photography and photographic reproductions of Cuban postcards from the 1950s.

The 1955 slides were made with an Argus C4 camera and the later slides with a Leica IIIF.

Subject/Index Terms

Country life -- Cuba
Giel, Andrew
Historic buildings -- Cuba -- Havana

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: Requests to publish or display materials from this collection require written permission from the rights owner.  Please, contact for more information.

Acquisition Source: Gift of Andrew Giel, 2009, 2016 and 2018.

Acquisition Method: In 2009, Mr. Giel donated 74 black and white photographs of his travels to Cuba. In 2016, he donated 145 color prints. The 2018 donation consisted of photographic reproductions of tourist postcards from Cuba and Haiti, originally published in the 1950s, as well as reproductions of color photographs taken by Mr. Giel on trips to Haiti from 1956 to 1963.

Separated Materials: Materials related to Haiti were transferred to Special Collections when they were donated in 2018.

Original/Copies Note: A portion of this collection has been digitized.

Preferred Citation: Andrew Giel Photograph Collection, Cuban Heritage Collection, University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables,Florida

Processing Information:

The collection-level record created by Beata Bergen, August 2010.

Finding aid subjects terms assigned by Ana D. Rodríguez, February 2013.

Finding Aid Revision History: Updated by Juan A. Villanueva, January 2016. Updated by Amanda Moreno, April 2018.

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