Pan-American Photograph Collection
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Extent8.5 linear feet (9 boxes)
The photographs depict a wide range of industries, including agriculture, logging, mining, petroleum, communications, banking, and various manufacturing industries. The photographs often show laborers and craftsmen at work in local agricultural and industrial activities. The collection also documents daily life in the cities and towns of the Caribbean, Central American, and South American countries during the early twentieth century. The collection is divided into two series. The first series contains photographs of national industries that were submitted by government officials. The second series contains photographs documenting the activities of companies that operated in Latin American countries, typically donated by the company itself.
- Series I. Industries of various Latin American countries, ca. 1934
- Series II. Companies operating in Latin American countries, 1913 - 1934
British Honduras photographs: Gift of British Honduras Acting Colonial Secretary, November, 1934.
Jamaica photographs: Gift of Jamaica Colonial Secretary’s Office, September 10, 1934.
Trinidad photographs: Gift of Trinidad Acting Colonial Secretary, July 17, 1934.
Uruguay photographs: Gift of Consul General for Uruguay, March 29, 1934.
Venezuela photographs: Gift of Consul General of Venezuela, July 7, 1934.
First National Bank of Boston: Gift of Prof. G.B. Roorbach, May 10, 1934.
National City Bank of New York photographs. Gift of National City Bank of New York, April 12, 1934.
Caracoles Tin Mining Company of Bolivia album: Gift of Guggenhem Brothers, May 9, 1934.
Nitrate mining in Chile photographs: Gift of Nitrate Corp. of Chile, in liquidation, May 11, 1934.
International Telephone and Telegraph Co. photographs: Gift of ITT, May 18, 1934
Source unknown for remaining photographs.
By: Maggie Hale
- Business Historical Society. Pan-American Photograph Collection, 1913-1934: A Finding Aid
- Baker Library
- EAD ID
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