Collection CHC5313 - Raymond Labonte Photograph Collection

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CHC5313

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Raymond Labonte Photograph Collection

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  • 1940-1945 (Creation)

Extent

2 Boxes

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Biographical history

Raymond Labonte was an US Army Officer that was stationed in Cuba at the San Antonio de los Baños US Army Air Base during the 1940s. Passionate about land and sky photography, he captured scenes of Havana and its surroundings as well as daily life in the US Army Base.

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The Raymond Labonte photograph collection contains photographs taken by US Army officer Raymond Labonte during his time stationed at the US Army Air Base near Havana, Cuba during the 1940s. The collection documents Havana and Matanzas through the lens of a US Army officer, with unique aerial photographs of Havana and shots of many of the Havana area social clubs frequented by Americans at the time, including Miramar Yacht Club, Havana Biltmore Country Club, Havana Yacht Club and Tropicana Night Club. The collection also includes a US Army Air Corps Aerial Photographic Section scrapbook kept by Labonte.

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The 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.edu for more information

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  • English
  • Spanish

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Purchase, 2007.

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Selected materials from this collection have been digitized.

https://merrick.library.miami.edu/cubanHeritage/chc5313/

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