The Cuban Photograph Collections include over 5,000 photographs which span a wide range of historical topics related to Cuba and the Cuban Diaspora. We invite you to search and browse each of the collections separately or search across all collections by clicking on the collection title or the "BROWSE ALL" button.
Visit specific photograph collections within the Cuban Photograph Collections:
The Cuban Photograph Collection
Spans a wide range of topics related to Cuba and the Cuban diaspora. Highlights include historical images from the War of Independence against Spain (1895-1898), and photochroms important to the history of photography taken in Cuba at the end of the Spanish-American War by renowned American photographer William Jackson
The Cuban Photograph Album Collection
Contains primarily travel and family photographs from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Rosa Abella Photograph Collection
Donated by Cuban Heritage Collection pioneer Rosa Abella, this collection consists mainly of collectible reproductions of Cuban emblems and calendar cards of revolutionary figures.
Jorge Aguayo Photograph Collection
Photographs of the School of Library Sciences of the University of Havana, Cuba.
Marcelino Amador Photograph Collection
Photos of race car driver Marcelino Amador, many at Oriental Park Racetrack in Marianao, Cuba.
Rosa Corpión Photograph Collection
Photographs of a 1965 event of the Comité Católico Cubano (Cuban Catholic Committee) in Dallas, Texas.
Cuban Medical Photograph Collection
Photographs of Cuban hospitals as well as portraits of important figures in Cuban medicine such as Carlos J. Finlay.
Andrew Giel Photograph Collection
Andrew Giel visited Cuba as a tourist 10 times between September 1955 and December 1959. Fifty years later, Mr. Giel printed 8 x 10 enlargements from the original slide transparencies. Those prints are found in this collection. They include views from across the island, including Havana, Trinidad, and Santiago de Cuba.
Georgina Golik Photograph Collection
Views of Havana and Marianao taken in 1988. Donated by Richter Library employee Georgina Golik.
María Gómez Carbonell Photograph Collection
Contains 19th century portraits and group photographs of important Cuban figures, mainly related to the Cuban War of Independence, including "Mambises a la carga." Donated by educator and founder of Cruzada Educativa Cubana María Gómez Carbonell.
William González Photograph Collection
Views of various places in the Havana and Matanzas provinces, including some aerial views.
Bernard Iglesias Photograph Collection
Portraits and group photographs of Cuban exile personalities primarily from the business sector. Donated by Zoe Blanco Roca.
J. Lipscomb Photograph Collection
Photographic reproductions of paintings of the city and harbor of Havana by famed artist Frédéric Mialhe, 1810-1881.
Jorge Nuñez Bengochea Photograph Collection
Photographs of buildings and late 19th century graduating classes of the University of Havana. Donated by Cuban exile librarian and poet Ana Rosa Núñez.
Arva Moore Parks Photograph Collection
Images of Cuban exile owned restaurants, stores and other businesses in Miami in the 1960's.
Valentín Rivas Photograph Collection
Circa 1900 photographs of streets, fortifications and other Havana sites.
Jim Robinson Photograph Collection
Photographic reproductions of magazine covers and popular Cuban product advertisements, taken from the holdings of CHC periodicals.
Sunny Storm Photograph Collection
Two interiors of artist Amelia Piláez's residence in Havana. Donated by librarian Rosa Abella.