Charles E. Doty photographs made in Cuba and the Philippines, circa 1898-1912
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Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.73-26A
Creators:
Doty, Charles Edward, 1862-1921
Dates:
circa 1898-1912
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
509 Items
circa 509 negatives and positives
glass
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
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 recreational photographs taken in the Philippines document the old walls and gates of Manila, churches, Bilibid prison, and Fort Santiago. There are also some portraits of Filipinos.

Biographical/Historical note
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.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies note
Digital surrogate is available online. Copy negatives of some photographs are available with the collection.
Author
NAA Staff

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 73-26A

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Preferred Citation note
Photo lot 73-26A, Charles E. Doty photographs made in Cuba and the Philippines, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Location of Other Archival Materials
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.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
The photographs were probably donated to the United States National Museum by Charles Doty in 1912 (USNM accession 54342). They were turned over to the Smithsonian's central photographic laboratory in the early to mid 20th century. They were returned to the Department of Anthropology in 1973.

Keywords
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Havana Bay (Cuba) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Manila (Philippines) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Church buildings Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Havana (Cuba) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fortification Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cemeteries Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cubans -- depicted Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Filipinos -- depicted Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bilibid Prison (Manila, Philippines) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
De la Carreros, Gomes Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Estrada Palma, Tomás, 1835-1908 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. Army Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
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Suitland 20746
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