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Photographs can be found in almost every archival collection held by the Cuban Heritage Collection. Listed here are digital collections that are comprised almost entirely of photographs. These include images from Cuba and the Cuban diaspora spanning from the 19th to the 21st century.

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Cuban Photograph Collection

Photographs acquired individually or in small groups are organized into this general photograph collection, which includes images from Cuba and from around the world documenting the Cuban diaspora.

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Cuban Photograph Album Collection

Contains primarily travel and family photograph albums of Cuba from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

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Manuel R. Bustamante Photograph Collection

Over 600 black and white photographs of buildings, landscapes, street scenes, and other views from all parts of Cuba, primarily from the turn of the 20th century.

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Ramiro A. Fernández Collection

Photographs collected by Ramiro Fernández that document Cuban life, history, and culture from the 1890s through the 1950s.

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Rolando Laserie Papers

Photographs documenting the career of Cuban-born singer Rolando Laserie (1923-1998) in Cuba and in exile, including images of many other Cuban musicians and entertainers.

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Estus H. Magoon Collection

Over 1,600 photographs primarily from the 1930s and 1940s that document sanitation and public health projects in Latin America and the Caribbean, showing technical processes and construction sites but also living conditions and scenic views of several countries that include Cuba, Nicaragua, Panama, Venezuela, Colombia and Jamaica.

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Tom Pohrt Photograph Collection

Photographs from Cuba in the 19th and early 20th centuries, including albumen prints, daguerreotype and ambrotype portraits, stereographs, and color slides.

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Asela Torres Photography Collection

A selection of photographs of Cuban and Hispanic performing artists in Miami as captured by photographer Asela Torres in the 1970s.

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Marcelino Amador Photograph Collection

Photos of race car devier Marcelino Amador, many at Oriental Park Racetrack in Marianao, Cuba dating from the 1910s and 1920s.

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Andrew Giel Photograph Collection

Views of Cuba from Havana to Santiago from between 1955 and 1959, photographed by Andrew Giel who visited Cuba as a tourist 10 times during that time. Fifty years later, Mr. Giel printed 8 x 10 enlargements from the original slide transparencies. Digital versions of these prints are included in this collection.

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William González Photograph Collection

Views of various places in the Havana and Matanzas provinces, including some aerial views, from the first half of the 20th century. Scanned from slides collected by Mr. González.

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Bernard Iglesias Photograph Collection

Portraits and group photographs by Mr. Iglesias of Cuban exile personalities primarily from Miami's business sector, principally from the 1990s and 2000s.

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Augustus C. Mayhew, Jr. Photograph Collection

Photographs of the Mayhew and McAbee families during their time living in the American colony of La Gloria in the province of Camagüey, Cuba from 1901 to 1952.

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Arva Moore Parks Photograph Collection

Images captured by Miami historian Arva Moore Parks of Cuban exile owned restaurants, stores and other businesses in Miami in the 1960s.

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Carmen Puig Papers

Primarily 19th century and early 20th century photographs of the Ramsden and Cox families. Jennings Cox was the American engineer who ran the mines at Daiquirí, Cuba who is credited with inventing the daiquiri cocktail in 1898.

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Valentín Rivas Photograph Collection

Images from the 1900s of streets, fortifications and other Havana sites.

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