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United Fruit Company


Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Alfred J. Snyder Collection of Guatemala Photographs

Identifier: Image Archive-Collection 38-(6)
Scope and Contents

1903 or 1904.  25 black and white photographs (7 1/2" x 6") taken by W.J. Stevens of the archaeological site of Quiriguá, Guatemala; also of the city of Antigua and railroad construction, collected by Snyder, the first New Orleans general manager of the United Fruit Company.

Dates: 1903 - 1904

Colombia Postcard Collection

Identifier: Image Archive-Collection 039-(29)
Scope and Contents 1908-1995. 395 vintage postcards of various cities from throughout Colombia: Barranquilla, Bogotá, Bucaramanga, Buenaventura, Cali, Cartagena, Honda, Manizales, Medellin, Pamplona and Popayán are some of the cities that can be found in the collection. The collection includes a variety of picture postcards produced by multiple publishers, including J.V. Mogollón and Tichnor Bros. in the United States; and E. V. Sperling, Leipzig. The postcards collectively feature scenes in black and white...
Dates: 1908-1995

Costa Rica Album

 Collection — Box 10, Album: 012
Identifier: Image Archive-Album-012
Scope and Contents

c. 1890-1900.  A photograph album of 24 leaves containing 30 gelatin silver prints photographs of Costa Rica by H. N. Rudd and Paynter Brothers photographers. They show views of San José including the National Theater, other Costa Rican towns, the United Fruit Co. building, and banana and coffee production. All photographs are identified with captions.

Dates: c. 1890 - 1900

John N. Teunisson United Fruit Company Photograph Collection

Identifier: Image Archive-Collection 35
Scope and Contents 1906.  35 mounted 7" x 9" black and white photographs taken in Louisiana, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, British Honduras, and Guatemala taken by John N. Teunisson.  Teunisson took these photographs during a quarantine tour of inspection of Central American fruit ports by U.S. health authorities as guests of the United Fruit Company. The photographs focus on public and domestic buildings, local bands, and hospitals.  These photographs were compiled into an album with the cover title, "With...
Dates: 1906

Letter Copying Book of L.Leon Löwe (fl. 1900)

 File — Box 1, Folder: 10
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 50-(10)
Scope and Contents 1900-1901 Bound volume of carbon copies of letters and operational reports most of which are from L. Leön Lowe, manager of the Central American Improvement Co. in Gualán, Gautemala, to company president in New Orleans, LA. The company is engaged in the building, maintenance, and operation of the railroad "Ferrocarril del Norte" between Puerto Barrios and El Rancho, with intent to extend the line to the capital according to the contract with President Estrada Cabrera. Dealings with the...
Dates: July 13, 1900-Dec. 1901

United Fruit Company in Cuba Collection

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 165
Scope and Contents 1926-1972. A collection of correspondence, ephemera, news clippings, and publications related to the presence of the Preston Division of the United Fruit Company in Cuba prior to, during, and just after the Cuban Revolution. Of note is a photocopy of a letter to the wife of President Richard Nixon from Mrs. Henry Gilbert Smith regarding political prisoners in Cuba. Henry Gilbert Smith ran a travel agency in Havana that became instrumental in helping Cuban families send their children out...
Dates: 1926-1972

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Costa Rica 2
Guatemala 2
Railroads -- Guatemala 2
Theaters -- Costa Rica 2
Antigua, Guatemala 1