The Manuel R. Bustamente Photograph Collection consists primarily of over 600 black and white photographs of Cuba from the early 1900s to the 1930s. Many of these images were published by New York-based Munson Steamship Line in its Cuba Review magazine. The Munson Steamship Line ran a passenger and cargo service between New York and Cuba.
The photographs in the Bustamante Photograph Collection depict various aspects of the life, architecture, and culture of Havana and other Cuban cities and towns at the turn of the 20th century. Also in this collection are several photographs of Cuba dating from the 1950s and 1960s and color snapshots from the 1990s.