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Winthrop, Beekman, 1874-1940 [Photograph album of Puerto Rico in 1900s]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09840 Author/Creator: Winthrop, Beekman, 1874-1940 Place Written: Puerto Rico Type: Photograph album Date: 1905-1908 Pagination: 1 album, 130 photographs ; 68 p. ; 8.25 x 10.25 cm. Order a Copy

One photograph album consisting of cyanotypes, silver prints and printing-paper photos dated 1905 to 1908 related to Beekman Winthrop's governorship in Puerto Rico. Images depict the colonization by the American government; developing infrastructure; construction of railroads, buildings, and roads. Portraits include those of Taino people, Puerto Ricans and American engineers, land surveyors and ranchers.

Photographs within the album note locations within the island. Exact names of towns have not been determined. There are a variety of images of nature. Condition of photographs vary.

Winthrop, Beekman, 1874-1940

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