Collectie CHC5252 - Tom Pohrt Photograph Collection

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Tom Pohrt Photograph Collection


  • ca. 1845-1940s (Vervaardig)
  • 1845-1863; 1898-1920s (Vervaardig)


21 Boxes

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Tom Pohrt (b. 1953) of Ann Arbor, Michigan is an author and illustrator of children’s books.  He is also a collector of Cuban photographs, documents and memorabilia.

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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.


Arranged primarily by photographic print type.

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This collection is open for research.

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Requests to publish or display materials from this collection require written permission from the rights owner. Please contact chc@miami.edufor more information.

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The bulk of the collection consists of photographs purchased from or donated by Tom Pohrt in 2010.  Added to this group were one daguerreotype dating from 1852 that was donated earlier in that year by Mr. Pohrt, and two photograph albums that were purchased from him in November 2008.

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The photographs in this collection were acquired both by purchase and as gifts from Tom Pohrt, 2010-2014

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Sponsor Note: This collection was processed and digitized with generous support from The Goizueta Foundation.

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