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Bahamas Photograph Album and Photographs

Photograph Album of Costa Rica, Panama, and Jamaica

Roxana Petroleum Corporation in Mexico Photograph Album, volume 1

Roxana Petroleum Corporation in Mexico Photograph Album, volume 2

Dominican Republic Photographs and E. W. Monroe Loose Photographs

Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Monticello, Indiana E. W. Monroe Photograph Albums

Photo Album: Boer War Afrikaners in Exile in Patagonia, Argentina

Puerto Rico: Spanish American War

Guatemala

Photograph Album Documenting a Sea Journey to Trinidad, Venezuela, and Grenada

West Indies aboard the Swedish American Line

Photos of the H.M.S. Dragon Cruises

Photo Album: Views of Trinidad and Jamaica

Photo Albums: Puerto Rico and Barbados

Photographs of South American and West Indies and "Costubrismos"

Photo Album: West Indies Sugar Bourgeoisie - Plantation Owners and Labourers

Photo Album: Holiday in Jamaica, photographed by George Hunter

Photo Album: Mitchell Family Photograph Album

Photo Album: Colombia Gold Mines Photograph Album

Photo Album: Ecuador

Miscellaneous

Photo Album: Bermuda

Photo Album: Caribbean - Panama Canal & Jamaica

Photographs: Voyage from Frederic Fenger's Sailing Classic Alone in the Caribbean (Box 1 of 2)

Photographs: Voyage from Frederic Fenger's Sailing Classic Alone in the Carribean (Box 2 of 2)

Photo Album: Turn of the Century Bermuda

Photo Album: French West Indies & U.S. Virgin Islands



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Latin American and Caribbean Photograph collection, 1880-1950 | University of Miami Special Collections

By William E. Brown, Jr.

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Title: Latin American and Caribbean Photograph collection, 1880-1950Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Predominant Dates:1880-1950

ID: ASM0304

Extent: 22.0 Boxes

Formats/Genres: Bahamas - Pictorial works, Buenos Aires (Argentina) - Pictorial works, Costa Rica - Pictorial works, Jamaica - Pictorial works, Latin America - Pictorial works, Mexico - Pictorial works, Monticello (Ill.) - Pictorial works, Negatives, Photograph albums, Photographs

Languages: English, Spanish;Castilian

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Latin American and Caribbean Photography Collection brings together various photographic materials owned by the University of Miami that depict these two regions. Currently, the collection holds a 1929 photograph album of the Bahamas made by Dr. and Adelande Dolley; a 1913 photograph album of Costa Rica, Panama, and Jamaica; a two-volume photograph album set of the Roxana Petroleum Corporation's activities in Mexico, dated 1920-1923; a set of 88 photographs of various parts of the Dominican Republic; and a collection of 739 photographs (most of which are in two photograph albums) from 1925 to the 1940s documenting the family and social life of Mr. & Mrs. E. W. Monroe and their three children while living in suburban Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1925 to 1929, and subsequently back at the family homestead in Monticello, Indiana.

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Florida - Race relations

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Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: Latin American and Caribbean Photography collection Collection Finding Aid © 2009 University of Miami. All rights reserved. Requests to reproduce or publish materials from this collection should be directed to asc.library@miami.edu.

Preferred Citation: Latin American and Caribbean Photography collection Collection, Special Collections, University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables, Florida

Finding Aid Revision History:

Revised by Rudo Kemper.

Container list by Marcia Evanson.


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[Box 1: Bahamas Photograph Album and Photographs, 1901, 1929],
[Box 2: Photograph Album of Costa Rica, Panama, and Jamaica, 1913],
[Box 3: Roxana Petroleum Corporation in Mexico Photograph Album, volume 1, 1920-1923],
[Box 4: Roxana Petroleum Corporation in Mexico Photograph Album, volume 2],
[Box 5: Dominican Republic Photographs and E. W. Monroe Loose Photographs, 1930-1950],
[Box 6: Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Monticello, Indiana E. W. Monroe Photograph Albums, 1925-1940s],
[Box 7: Photo Album: Boer War Afrikaners in Exile in Patagonia, Argentina, 1910],
[Box 8: Puerto Rico: Spanish American War, 1898],
[Box 9: Guatemala, 1944],
[Box 10: Photograph Album Documenting a Sea Journey to Trinidad, Venezuela, and Grenada, n/a],
[Box 11: West Indies aboard the Swedish American Line, September 20-October 1, 1941],
[Box 12: Photos of the H.M.S. Dragon Cruises, 1930-1932],
[Box 13: Photo Album: Views of Trinidad and Jamaica, 1880],
[Box 14: Photo Albums: Puerto Rico and Barbados],
[Box 15: Photographs of South American and West Indies and "Costubrismos", 1875-1889],
[Box 16: Photo Album: West Indies Sugar Bourgeoisie - Plantation Owners and Labourers, 1939-1940],
[Box 17: Photo Album: Holiday in Jamaica, photographed by George Hunter, 1950s],
[Box 18: Photo Album: Mitchell Family Photograph Album, 1910-1914],
[Box 19: Photo Album: Colombia Gold Mines Photograph Album, c.1915],
[Box 20: Photo Album: Ecuador, n.d.],
[Box 21: Miscellaneous],
[Box 22: Photo Album: Bermuda, 1900],
[Box 23: Photo Album: Caribbean - Panama Canal & Jamaica, 1907],
[Box 24: Photographs: Voyage from Frederic Fenger's Sailing Classic Alone in the Caribbean (Box 1 of 2), ca. 1911],
[Box 25: Photographs: Voyage from Frederic Fenger's Sailing Classic Alone in the Carribean (Box 2 of 2), ca. 1911],
[Box 26: Photo Album: Turn of the Century Bermuda, 1900],
[Box 27: Photo Album: French West Indies & U.S. Virgin Islands, 1910],
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Box 1: Bahamas Photograph Album and Photographs, 1901, 1929Add to your cart.
Folder 1: 14 Photographs of the Bahamas, 1901Add to your cart.
Item 1: Bahamas Photograph Album, by Dr. and Adelande Dolley, 1929Add to your cart.
Box 2: Photograph Album of Costa Rica, Panama, and Jamaica, 1913Add to your cart.
Item 1: Photograph Album of Costa Rica, Panama, and Jamaica, 1913Add to your cart.
Box 3: Roxana Petroleum Corporation in Mexico Photograph Album, volume 1, 1920-1923Add to your cart.
Item 1: Roxana Petroleum Corporation in Mexico Photograph Album, volume 1, 1920-1923Add to your cart.
Box 4: Roxana Petroleum Corporation in Mexico Photograph Album, volume 2Add to your cart.
Item 1: Roxana Petroleum Corporation in Mexico Photograph Album, volume 2, 1920-1923Add to your cart.
Box 5: Dominican Republic Photographs and E. W. Monroe Loose Photographs, 1930-1950Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Copy of Original Photograph Descriptions by Esperanza Varona, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Dominican Republic PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Dominican Republic PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Dominican Republic Photographs - Santo DomingoAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Dominican Republic Document - Camera Oficial de Comercio Agricultura e IndustriaAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Dominican Republic Photographs - Banica, Las Caritas, San Rafael del Llano, Barahona, Elias Piña, Jimani, Montecristi, San Juan de la MaguanaAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Dominican Republic Photographs - La Vega Real, Santiago de los CaballerosAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Loose Photographs (28) of Mr. & Mrs. E. W. MonroeAdd to your cart.
Box 6: Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Monticello, Indiana E. W. Monroe Photograph Albums, 1925-1940sAdd to your cart.

Description from American Social, Women's, Business & Literary History Catalogue by Carmen D. Valentino, American Historical Manuscripts:

"Collection of 739 black & white photographs, 1925 to 1933, documenting the family and social life of Mr. & Mrs. E. W. Monroe and their three children (Jimmy b. 1924; Luella b. c. 1916; and Billy b. c. 1909) while living in suburban Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1925 to 1929, and subsequently back at the family homestead in Monticello, White County, Indiana, 1929 to 1933. We note that one of the Monroes' named Argentine employees-Tomara-returned with them to Indiana and continued to work there as son Jimmy's nanny. White-ink captions identify over half the photographs; the subjects of many of the un-captioned scenes are easily inferred.

The elder Monroes and their three children are captured here in a wide variety of social, recreational, and family settings with and without Argentine friends, fellow expatriate U.S. citizens, household servants, and local gauchos living in the Buenos Aires suburbs of Belgrano, Palermo, Lujan, and Zarate. Among occasions the Monroes and their peers clearly enjoyed we note equestrian events, Carnival, picnics (with animal half-carcasses roasted 'Asado'-style, on vertical spits), beach excursions, golf games, country estate weekends, and Argentine Independence Day. The Argentine portion of the album also pays considerable attention to young daughter Luella's activities with her Argentine & U.S. girlfriends who were involved in a Brownie troop, the Belgrano Girls School, and the local 'American' high school.

From 1929 to 1933 the Monroes lived in Chicago, Ill., and Monticello, Indiana. Subjects captured in the second section of the collection include family reunions, picnics (still with Asado-style roasts), Billy's matriculation at Purdue University, Billy's wedding, 1933 Chicago World's Fair visits, and Luella's first year at Depauw University-including a large group shot of her sorority there (Delta Zeta).

739 original black & white photographs, most measuring from 1.75 x 2.75 inches to 3.5 x 5.5 inches, affixed with black-paper corners to the black-paper leaves of 2 contemporary albums, both oblong octavo, bindings damaged (1 cover detached but present; 1 cover gone; I embossed "E. W. Monroe"). Of these 739 photographs, 470 photos document the Monroes' experiences in South America (mostly Argentina-but also including a view of 5 black workers at a Trinidad pitch lake), and 269 document their lives in or around Monticello, Indiana.

Together with: 28 loose photographs capturing events after LUella's marriage in the 1940's."

Box 7: Photo Album: Boer War Afrikaners in Exile in Patagonia, Argentina, 1910Add to your cart.
96 8 x 11 cm black and white photographs in 1910 Art Nouveau designed photo album showing Europeans (possibly Dutch) in Argentina.
Box 8: Puerto Rico: Spanish American War, 1898Add to your cart.
A collection of 19 2" x 3" photos, most likely by US infantry units that landed near Arroyo, Puerto Rico in 1898. Contains a photo of the Cathedral of Guayama, Puerto Rico.
Box 9: Guatemala, 1944Add to your cart.
Loose photographs of Guatemala.
Box 10: Photograph Album Documenting a Sea Journey to Trinidad, Venezuela, and Grenada, n/aAdd to your cart.
Box 11: West Indies aboard the Swedish American Line, September 20-October 1, 1941Add to your cart.
"An exquisitely bound album chronicling a cruise on the West Indies aboad the Swedish American Line from September20 - October 1, 1941.  The album was assembed by Charles W. Holton, former mayor Essex Falls, NJ (1930-1951) who was traveling aboard in a party of six. Holton was, among other things, an amateur photographer of considerable skill, and filled the album wih 136 slver gelatin photographs taken from the cruise; these are neatly laid on to album leaves and captioned in the Table of Contents. According to the log, the trip was broken up into three segments ater departing from New York: Nassau, Bahamas, Cap-Haitie, Hati, and Havana, Cuba. Each Segment of the trip is represened in photgraphs in roughly equal thirds, with te subjects varying from landmarks to elegant portrats of native women.  Te photgraphs of Haiti are paticularly striking, with excellent shots taken of the The Ctadel, Church at San Souci, and the Palace of Henri Christophe.  The album also includes a 7.5 page travel narratve, trip log,  as well as pamphlets and ephemera from the cruise tipped in." - Lorne Bair
Box 12: Photos of the H.M.S. Dragon Cruises, 1930-1932Add to your cart.
Photograph Album depicting the H.M.S. Dragon in several places in Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean, including: British Columbia, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Panama, Cuba, Bermuda, Haiti,
Box 13: Photo Album: Views of Trinidad and Jamaica, 1880Add to your cart.
Photographic album, depicting several images from the islands of Trinidad and Jamaica. There are no notes on the photographer and origin of the photographs outside of their general location.
Box 14: Photo Albums: Puerto Rico and BarbadosAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Puerto Rico American Missionary Association Tour, 1935Add to your cart.
235 photographs documenting the missionary tour
Folder 2: Souvenir of Barbados, n.d.Add to your cart.
12 photographs of various locations in the Barbados
Box 15: Photographs of South American and West Indies and "Costubrismos", 1875-1889Add to your cart.
"An album of 53 photographs of South America and West Indies with Watercolours of Costumes. 53 photographs laid together with12 watercolours of South American costumes on clean transparent panels (8 x 10 cm), 24 watercolours of characters and costumes on paper (23 x 15 cm) and 23 watercolours (all but one trimmed to image) of 'Tipos de Indios del Ecuador' with loosely inserted manuscript key. Aslo included are 4 small photograhs of Madeira, 8 photograhs and two engravings ( one damaged) of Teneriffe together with loosely inserted items:5 maps (four of railways) 1876?-1908, various letters and itineraries.  Photographs primarly of Colombia (with Views before and after the Earthquake of 18 May 1875), Ecuador and the Construction of the Panama Canal, 1889.  The photographs are mounted one, two or three to a page and range in dimmensions from approximatey 10 x 18 cm to 18 x 23 cm - those of the Panama Canal are the largest in size. Five views in the Virgin Islands and Jamaica are followed by scenes in Cucuta, Baraquilla and San Jose, Columbia, scenes during the construction of the Panama Canal (1889) ending with eleven views in Ecuador, mainly around Guyaquil.  The watercolours of costumes are laid into the back of the album. The Panama Canal was under construction by Ferdinand de Lespes between 1881 and 1889 when work stopped. The canal was completed by the United States between 1904 and 1914. The 1875 earthquake centered on Cucuta; up to 10,000 lives were lost." -- Descriptions from Jarndyce Antiquarian Booksellers
Box 16: Photo Album: West Indies Sugar Bourgeoisie - Plantation Owners and Labourers, 1939-1940Add to your cart.
An original photo album of an affluent sugar industry tycoon who was closely connected with the notorious Innes family of the MountGrace plantation in Jamaica, views centered mainly in the Dominican Republic during the oppressive era of Rafael Trujillo who ruled from 1927 to 1961, with some views from Cuba and Jamaica.
Box 17: Photo Album: Holiday in Jamaica, photographed by George Hunter, 1950sAdd to your cart.
Folio. Spiral bound red cloth titled gilt. 39 large (approximately 9.5"x9.5") glossy black and white gelatin silver prints mounted on oak tag leaves. Pictures centered around a luxurious vacation in Jamaica in the mid-to-late 1950s, several of the images set at the San Souci resort. The images feature attractive looking vacation-goers drinking around a pool or walking on the beach, shopping, a pool side Caribbean-style band, rafting, a few harbor and fishing village images, workers harvesting cane sugar cane or hauling banana by oxen, natives working on woven rugs and hats, and other pictures of both vacationers and indigenous people working. We know little about the photographer George Hunter other than he was obviously professional or very accomplished. A slick but pleasing view of Jamaica as a vacation spot.
Box 18: Photo Album: Mitchell Family Photograph Album, 1910-1914Add to your cart.
Mitchell Family Photograph Album: An Album with Original Photographs of a travel by a family from Virginia to Cuba, Jamaica, Culebra Cut Panama Canal, Venezuela, Trinidad, Martinique, Puerto Rico, and some European countries. Ninety-six of the photos are of Caribbean islands, Panama and Venezuela. Most South American views are identified, and some of the European as well. As for a breakdown, there are 20 images of Santiago, Cuba, 9 of Kingston, Jamaica, 18 of Panama, 13 of Venezuela, 17 of Trinidad, Barbados, & Martinique, 9 of Puerto Rico and 10 of the Bahamas. As to ownership, the album has a page with photos of a man and woman entitled "owners of this album" and giving Lynchburg, VA as their home. Later on there are two photos showing what looks like same two people, this time titled as "Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell". From the Photographs, it is clear that the owners were B.J. Mitchell (wife) and J. (likely John) H. Mitchell (husband) and a female S.L. Mitchell, born February 24 (no year given) who seems to be the photographer and album maker.
Box 19: Photo Album: Colombia Gold Mines Photograph Album, c.1915Add to your cart.
Box 20: Photo Album: Ecuador, n.d.Add to your cart.
Labeled Here and There and Everywhere and About Most Anything. "The photos begin with Gonzolas 'Parky' Aryoras second birthday party, birthday cake and new tricycle. The next photo shows 'Parky' with his grandpa. Caption notes that his 'Grandpa has been 8 times prime minister of Ecuador under many types of government and many men.' The next group of photos shows family members followed by the railway/landslide photos. A page with no photos contains the following: 'Not so long ago, one of those things which might happen to most any country-happened to Ecuador and as a result three hundred lives were lost - sorrow made for many and hard-ships were for all - But even with this the case a British Rail Road had to go on - and does today.' The railway/landslide photos show the landslide from different angles. There is a photo of one of worker that was killed by the slide, workers laying new track, chief eng. Ayova?, building of a bridge, a train full of natives returning from a days work etc ... The last photo of another valley through which the railway passes has a caption that ends with: 'God save us - for you never know when a slide will come.'" --Little Sage Books
Box 21: MiscellaneousAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Photograph: Steet Scene, La Guira, Venezuela, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Small Viewbook: Mexico, 1940sAdd to your cart.
Locations of photographs include: San Francisco, Plaza Mayor, La Merced, La Santa Cruz. One photograph has the following inscription: 'Eruption, del Volcano de Fuego, Julio 1945'
Folder 3: Photograph: Haiti - Dragon's Tail Beach, 1991Add to your cart.
Photograph with description: Dragon's Tail Beach, the longest stretch of unspoiled beach on Labadee, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line's exclusive port of call on the secluded north coast of Haiti, where passengers can enjoy exotic tropical refreshments at the beachfront, Dragon's Breath Pub.
Box 22: Photo Album: Bermuda, 1900Add to your cart.

"Excellent vernacular photograph album with over eighty images capturing life, scenery, and architecture on a trip through turn-of-the-century Bermuda. [Various locations in Bermuda.] February 1900. [40]pp., largely two gelatin silver photographs per page, plus a handful of loose photographs. Contemporary leather album...A fascinating photographic record of turn-of-the-century Bermuda, with contemporary manuscript captions beneath most photographs. The first page is titled in manuscript, 'Bermuda February 1900.' The first few photographs show the open-sea voyage to the island, with the majority of the remainder of the album devoted to the port, people, buildings, landscape, and landmarks ranging acrosse the entirey of Bermuda - from Ireland Island, around the western end to South Shore Park, past Bel Terre, Hamilton, and Spanish Point, all the way to the eastern extreme at St. Georges Island.

The photos feature various street views (one along Cedar Avenue), royal palms, a banana tree, several ships at port including the H.M.S. Terror (not the famed Franklin expedition ship but a later British gunboat), a screw palm, the 'Oldest church on the Islands,' a rubber tree, a few views in various parks, a mahogany tree, two of the governor's bodyguards, the 'Entrance to the Bishop's Palace,' rock quarries, a 'Birdseye view of Hamilton,' various homes, a 'Birdseye view from Bel Terre,' the shopping district in St. Georges, 'Fortifications on Ireland Island,' and much more. Perhaps the most interesting photograph shows a native man playing a banjo on the street, accompanied by a small native child playing tambourine. The same lady appears in several of the photographs, which are presumably taken by her traveling companion. The photos begin with the travelers' arrival on the island and ends with their departure. One of the photos towards the end of the album reads, 'Last view of the land of the lily and the rose.' An excellent collection of vernacular photography from a period in Bermuda's history not often seen in pictures." -William Reese Company

Box 23: Photo Album: Caribbean - Panama Canal & Jamaica, 1907Add to your cart.
"Album of Thirty-One Original Platinum and Silver Print Photographs Showing a trip by a Group of Chicago Businessmen Touring Panama at the time of the Construction of the Panama Canal and also Puerto Rico, Cuba and Kingston, Jamaica at the time of the Earthquake there. 1907. Oblong Folio (28.5 x 40 cm). 25 black heavy card stock leaves. The album contains twenty mounted large platinum prints each ca. 18.5 x 24 cm (7 1/2 x 9 1/2 in.) and eleven mounted smaller gelatin silver prints each ca. 11 x 16 cm (4 1/2 x 6 1/2 in.) or slightly smaller. All images captioned in white manuscript on mounts. Original black pebbled cloth album by The Heinn Co...This album which documents the construction of the Panama Canal and the 1907 Kingston Earthquake includes images of: Chicago Party (of business men); Landing Place (La Marina) San Juan, P.R.; Group at Panama R.R. Station; Native Huts, Panama; A very small part of old French machinery at Empire, Canal Zone; Steam Shovel at Gatun, Canal Zone; View from Ancon, Panama, showing reservoir and Hotel Tivoli; Part of Culebra Cut; Part Old Spanish Cemetery, Panama. 'no pay no stay;' Ruins of oldest church in Panama; Avenue of Royal Palms near Rio Cobre Hotel, Spanish Town, Jamaica; Street Scene in Kingston, Jamaica, showing effect of earthquake (1907); Harbour, Santiago, Cuba; the Morro, Santiago, Cuba; Scene in Guantanamo Harbour, Cuba; Drawbridge at Cabanas, Havana; Laurel Ditch, Cabanas, Havana, Cuba; Sunset, close of th elast day of the trip; Disembarking into boats; U.S. Warships at Gunatanamo; Public Square, San Juan; after the earthquake; Tivoli Hotel, Ancon, C.Z.; Kingston inhabitants; Empire, C.Z.; Culebra Cut, March 2, 1907; Kingston Kids; Morro Castle, Havana; Sunset. The U.S. formally took control of the canal property on May 4, 1904, but construction of the Panama Canal would take another 10 years before completion." -The Wayfarer's Bookshop
Box 24: Photographs: Voyage from Frederic Fenger's Sailing Classic Alone in the Caribbean (Box 1 of 2), ca. 1911Add to your cart.
Archive of 109 original photographs taken during the voyage described in Frederic Fenger's sailing classic, Alone in the Caribbean. It features Grenada, Carriacou, and other Caribbean locations. Box includes copy of book, Alone in the Caribbean by Frederic Fenger.
Box 25: Photographs: Voyage from Frederic Fenger's Sailing Classic Alone in the Carribean (Box 2 of 2), ca. 1911Add to your cart.
Archive of 109 original photographs taken during the voyage described in Frederic Fenger's sailing classic, Alone in the Caribbean. It features Grenada, Carriacou, and other Caribbean locations.
Box 26: Photo Album: Turn of the Century Bermuda, 1900Add to your cart.

"A fascinating photographic record of turn-of-the-century Bermuda, with contemporary manuscript captions beneath most photographs. The first page is titled in manuscript, 'Bermuda February 1900.' The first few photographs show the open-sea voyage to the island, with the majority of the remainder of the album devoted to the port, people, buildings, landscape, and landmarks ranging across the entirety of Bermuda - from Ireland Island, around the western end to South Shore Park, past Bel Terre, Hamilton, and Spanish Point, all the way to the easten extreme at St. Georges Island.

The photos feautre various street views (one along Cedar Avenue), royal palms, a banana tree, several ships a port including the H.M.S. Terror (not the famed Franklin expedition ship, but a later British gunboat), a screw palm, the 'Oldest church on the Islands,' a rubber tree, a few views in various parks, a mahogany tree, two of the governor's bodyguards, the 'Entrance to the Bishop's Palace,' rock quarries, a 'Birdseye view of Hamilton,' various homes, a 'Birdseye view from Bel Terre,' the shopping district in St. Georges, 'Fortifications on Ireland Island,' and much more. Perhaps the most interesting photograph shows a native man playing a banjo on the street, accompanied by a small native child playing tambourine. The same lady appears in several of the photographs, which are presumably taken by her traveling companion. The photos begin with the travelers' arrival on the island and end with their departure. One of the photos towards the end of the album reads, 'Last view of the land of the lily and the rose.'" -William Reese Company

Box 27: Photo Album: French West Indies & U.S. Virgin Islands, 1910Add to your cart.
"Album from French West Indie and U.S. Virgin Islands. Unknown Photographer. Album of 9 silver-gelatin photographs by a professional, taken in Martinique and Saint Thomas in Circa 1910. Martinique & Charlotte Amalie: Privately photographed, ca 1910. First edition. 10" x 13 1/2" oblong, black boards with a printed cover label. The photographic images vary in size from 9 1/2" x 7 3/4" to 4 1/2" x 3 3/4" and are mounted onto black cardstock leaves with typewritten captions. This album contains 9 silver-gelatin prints, taken by a professional and featuring a panoramic view of Martinique and Charlotte Amalie. In Port de France, Martinique, large professional views show the city as seen from Calvary Hill Chapel, Mount Pelee volcano and the town of Saint-Pierre, the busy market place, and the statue of Napoloeon Bonparte's wife, Josephine, erected in 1859. Plus four striking city views of Charlotte Amalie in St. Thomas, then part of the Danish West Indies, evoke a sense of nostalgia, its principal street adorned with ironwork awnings and balconies and well-dressed locals gathered in front of the telegraph office." -Buckingham Books

Browse by Box:

[Box 1: Bahamas Photograph Album and Photographs, 1901, 1929],
[Box 2: Photograph Album of Costa Rica, Panama, and Jamaica, 1913],
[Box 3: Roxana Petroleum Corporation in Mexico Photograph Album, volume 1, 1920-1923],
[Box 4: Roxana Petroleum Corporation in Mexico Photograph Album, volume 2],
[Box 5: Dominican Republic Photographs and E. W. Monroe Loose Photographs, 1930-1950],
[Box 6: Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Monticello, Indiana E. W. Monroe Photograph Albums, 1925-1940s],
[Box 7: Photo Album: Boer War Afrikaners in Exile in Patagonia, Argentina, 1910],
[Box 8: Puerto Rico: Spanish American War, 1898],
[Box 9: Guatemala, 1944],
[Box 10: Photograph Album Documenting a Sea Journey to Trinidad, Venezuela, and Grenada, n/a],
[Box 11: West Indies aboard the Swedish American Line, September 20-October 1, 1941],
[Box 12: Photos of the H.M.S. Dragon Cruises, 1930-1932],
[Box 13: Photo Album: Views of Trinidad and Jamaica, 1880],
[Box 14: Photo Albums: Puerto Rico and Barbados],
[Box 15: Photographs of South American and West Indies and "Costubrismos", 1875-1889],
[Box 16: Photo Album: West Indies Sugar Bourgeoisie - Plantation Owners and Labourers, 1939-1940],
[Box 17: Photo Album: Holiday in Jamaica, photographed by George Hunter, 1950s],
[Box 18: Photo Album: Mitchell Family Photograph Album, 1910-1914],
[Box 19: Photo Album: Colombia Gold Mines Photograph Album, c.1915],
[Box 20: Photo Album: Ecuador, n.d.],
[Box 21: Miscellaneous],
[Box 22: Photo Album: Bermuda, 1900],
[Box 23: Photo Album: Caribbean - Panama Canal & Jamaica, 1907],
[Box 24: Photographs: Voyage from Frederic Fenger's Sailing Classic Alone in the Caribbean (Box 1 of 2), ca. 1911],
[Box 25: Photographs: Voyage from Frederic Fenger's Sailing Classic Alone in the Carribean (Box 2 of 2), ca. 1911],
[Box 26: Photo Album: Turn of the Century Bermuda, 1900],
[Box 27: Photo Album: French West Indies & U.S. Virgin Islands, 1910],
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