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A typical middle-class home

Guide to the Bryant Slides Collection, 1940-1981 ( Guide to the Collection )

Material Information

A typical middle-class home
Uniform Title:
The Bryant Slides Collection
The Bryant Slides Collection, Cuba
Physical Description:
35 mm
Unknown ( Photographer )
Publication Date:


Subjects / Keywords:
Camaguey (Cuba) -- 1950-1960
Houses -- Cuba -- Camaguey -- 1950-1960
Tinajones -- Cuba
Camaguey (Cuba) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
Spatial Coverage:
Cuba -- Caribbean region -- Camaguey


General Note:
The slides were taken on collecting trips sponsored by the William L. Bryant Foundation, where books, music and art indigenous to the regions were gathered. The are organized by geographical location.
General Note:
This photograph is of a typical middle-class home in Camaguey. The large earthen jars in front of the home is very popular in the region and is called a tinajóne. The tinajóns were first used to store grains, wines, and oils brought to Cuba by Spanish immigrants that settled in the area in the 1700s. The permanent lack of water of the first settlements changed the function of the tinajones from the traditional use to serving as water storage containers. It is popularly believed that during the 19th century, every single house in Camaguey used to have at least one tinajon. The water being stored was used for drinking and to cooking.

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Central Florida Libraries ( SOBEK page | external link )
Holding Location:
University of Central Florida ( SOBEK page | external link )
Rights Management:
All rights to images are held by the respective holding institution. This image is posted publicly for non-profit educational uses, excluding printed publication. For permission to reproduce images and/or for copyright information contact Special Collections & University Archives, University of Central Florida Libraries, Orlando, FL 32816 phone (407) 823-2576, email: speccoll@mail.ucf.edu
Resource Identifier:
Sheet 27: 18
System ID:

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