United States Army Corps of Engineers photographs of Spanish fortifications around Havana, Cuba
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Extent1.5 linear feet (1 box and 1 portfolio box)
Black and white photographs, sized 12.5 x 18 cm. All are undated except one which is May 1899. Most photographs are stamped: "ENG DEP'T D of H." Some include text: "Spanish earthworks" and/or "Havana defenses." Some photographs pasted together to form panorama views. Each group of photographs was enclosed in an envelope listing name/description of image and negative number. Each envelope was annotated: "Position on Map by marginal cross-index." These groupings were retained during cataloging, as was the order within each group.
Biographical / Historical
These photographs of the Spanish defenses were probably taken after the Spanish-American War (1898 April-August), prior to beginning the public works projects.
- I. Loose photographs and other material
- II. Rolled panorama photographs
Immediate Source of Acquisition
- United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. United States Army Corps of Engineers photographs of Spanish fortifications around Havana, Cuba, circa 1899-1900: Guide.
- Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
- Description rules
- EAD ID
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