Last year, we acquired the Tom Pohrt Photograph Collection, an invaluable collection of photographic images of Cuba . With funding from The Goizueta Foundation, the entire collection has been digitized. We are excited to announce that the digital collection is now available for online viewing.
The Tom Pohrt Photograph Collection includes photographs from Cuba in the 19th and 20th century collected by Mr. Pohrt: albumen prints, including a group of images from an album dating from 1859 through the early 1860s of the lighthouses of Cuba and attributed to the studio of C.D. Fredricks; daguerreotype, ambrotype, carte de visite, and cabinet card portraits, the earliest dating from about 1845; stereographs taken by George Barnard around 1863; over 200 glass stereographs from the late 1890s to the 1920s; and 35 color slides from the 1940s. Barnard’s images include several prints that are among the earliest known photographs documenting slavery in 19th-century Cuba.