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Charles E. Doty photographs relating to Cuba and the Philippines

Creator:
Doty, Charles Edward, 1862-1921  Search this
Names:
Bilibid Prison (Manila, Philippines)  Search this
United States. Army  Search this
Photographer:
De la Carreros, Gomes  Search this
Depicted:
Estrada Palma, Tomás, 1835-1908  Search this
Extent:
509 Items (circa 509 negatives and positives, glass)
Culture:
Cubans  Search this
Filipinos  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
Havana Bay (Cuba)
Manila (Philippines)
Havana (Cuba)
Date:
circa 1898-1912
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs made and collected by Charles Edward Doty during his time stationed in Cuba (1899-1902) and the Philippines (1904-1906). Some of the Cuban photographs are marked by the Engineer's Department, with which Doty was employed, and some may relate to his official activities. The bulk of the photographs document the city of Havana as well as the harbor and ships (including wreckage of the USS Maine), American military personnel and installations, Spanish forts, a garotting machine and demonstration of its use, and the inauguration of President Tomas Estrada Palma. There are also images of reconcentradoes, farm families, and people involved in transportation, industry, and commerce. Most of the photographs were taken by Doty, but a few were obtained from other photographers, including a Mr. Miles and Gomez de la Carreros.

Doty's photographs made in the Philippines document the old walls and gates of Manila, churches, Bilibid prison, and Fort Santiago. There are also some portraits of Filipino people.
Biographical/Historical note:
Charles Edward Doty (1862-1921) was born in Ohio and began his career as a portrait photographer in Hamilton. He joined Company C of the 2nd US Volunteer Engineers as the company's photographer and traveled to Cuba with the unit. Following the Spanish-American War, Doty was a civilian employee posted with the Engineers Department, Division (later Department) of Havana, Military Government of Cuba. As the "official photographer of the United States government in Havana," his duties included documenting the modernization of Cuba under American governorship. Though Doty's work was interrupted by the termination of military govenrment in 1902, he returned during renewed American control in 1907-1908. In 1904, Doty entered the Philippine civil service, where he worked as a photoengraver for the Bureau of Printing. Aside from a break in 1907-1908, he remained in the Philippines until 1920, when illness forced his return to the United States.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 73-26A
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Additional Doty photographs are held in National Anthropological Archies Photo Lot 97, Photo Lot 8, Photo Lot 87-20, and in the Herbert William Krieger Papers.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Church buildings  Search this
Fortification  Search this
Cemeteries  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot 73-26A, Charles E. Doty photographs made in Cuba and the Philippines, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.73-26A
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3ba388270-3600-4907-86f0-e0c527965c44
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-73-26a
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Penoyer L. Sherman photographs of school buildings in the Philippines

Creator:
Sherman, Penoyer L., Jr  Search this
Extent:
37 Negatives (glass)
Culture:
Filipinos  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Negatives
Photographs
Place:
Manila (Philippines)
Date:
1900
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs made by Penoyer Levi Sherman for the Pan American Exposition in Buffalo, New York. Most document school buildings in Manila, though there are also images of a roof being raised, demolition of the outer walls of Manila, and rope making. A group portrait depicts native teachers in Manila.
Biographical/Historical note:
In 1900, the United States government board of the Pan-American Exposition appointed Frank F. Hilder to travel to the Philippines and gather material for the government's exhibit on American colonial territories at the 1901 exposition in Buffalo, New York. When Hilder arrived in Manila, he engaged the services of Penoyer Levi Sherman, a chemist and graduate from the University of Michigan who had moved to the Philippines with the Bureau of Goverment Laboratories. Hilder hired Sherman to make photographs for the exhibition, but Sherman had considerable difficulty making photographs in the hot, wet climate and was forced to delay his work.

During the delay, Sherman tried to gain an appointment as the Smithsonian's representative in the Philippines for a continuing program to collect artifacts, but the Smithsonian declined his services. By the time the photographic project resumed, Sherman apparently considered himself no longer under the employ of the Institution. It was perhaps for this reason that the negatives in this collection were given to the Smithsonian but the prints of school children were first sent to officials of the United States Bureau of Education. Sherman did not make prints for the negatives of the school buildings, because he claimed the furnished paper was unsatisfactory.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 138
Location of Other Archival Materials:
The National Anthropological Archives also holds Penoyer L. Sherman photographs of Philippine people (Photo Lot 106A).
Related photographs of schoolteachers and students in Manila are held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 97.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Schools -- Philippines  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot 138, Penoyer L. Sherman photographs of school buildings in the Philippines, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.138
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw37d9d9f4b-0472-4933-ac76-ec8beb81ab26
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-138
Online Media:

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