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Cuban postcards

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-3695

Scope and Contents

The collection includes twenty postcards depicting scenes in Cuba in the early twentieth century. The postcards show images of rural life as well as the city of Havana and include images of shark fishing, a boneyard, and a man milking a burro.

Dates

  • circa 1910-1920

Biographical / Historical

These post cards were collected by Mary Frances Riggs, born in Clinton, Iowa, in 1872. She was a school teacher in Iowa and Nebraska for approximately seventeen years before moving to Idaho in 1908. In 1910, she married Henry Chiles Riggs; she returned to teaching to support her children after his death in 1925. She died in 1969.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet (20 postcards )

Language of Materials

English

Overview

Postcards depicting scenes in Cuba in the early twentieth century.

Provenance

Gift of Linda Riggs Allen, 2012

General

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Processed by

Martha Bace, 2012

Source

Title
Guide to the Cuban postcards
Status
Coll Lvl Complete
Date
November 2012
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266
205.348.0500