Robert K. LaPorte Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: GLMS-0073

Collection Overview

Abstract

This collection is composed of 58 black and white photos of Great Lakes vessels. These 8 x 10 photos were taken at Indiana Harbor, Indiana in the early 1950s.

Dates

  • circa 1950-1951

Extent

.33 Cubic Feet (1 half legal manuscript box)

Creator

Scope and Contents

The collection is composed of 58 black and white photos of Great Lakes vessels. These 8 x 10 photos were taken at Indiana Harbor, Indiana in the early 1950s. Each of the photos was taken by Robert K. LaPorte on a 4 x 5 Speed Graphic Camera equipped with a 127mm f/4.7 Kodak Ektar lense mounted in a Supermatic X shutter.

An item-level inventory is linked to this finding aid in the External Documents section.

Biographical Sketch

Robert K. Laporte, a project engineer at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Syracuse, New York at the time of this collection’s donation, began his career as a naval engineer in the early 1950s. The bulk of donated photos were taken during the summers before and after LaPorte’s second year of college, as a cadet engineer aboard the JOSEPH BLOCK in 1950 and the E.J. BLOCK in 1951.

Conditions Governing Access

No known access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Researchers using this collection assume full responsibility for conforming to the laws of libel, privacy, and copyright, and are responsible for securing permissions necessary for publication or reproduction.

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was donated to the HCGL by Robert K. LaPorte of Verona, New York in 1994.

Creator

Source

Title
Guide to the Robert K. LaPorte Photograph Collection
Author
Mark Sprang
Date
February 2018, November 2018
Description rules
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Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English