GLMS 73 - Robert K. LaPorte Photograph Collection
“GLMS 73 - Robert K. LaPorte Photograph Collection.” Finding Aids. BGSU University Libraries, 25 July 2019, lib.bgsu.edu/finding_aids/items/show/2769. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.
|GLMS 73 - Robert K. LaPorte Photograph Collection
|The .33 cubic feet of material in this collection was donated to the HCGL by Robert K. LaPorte of Verona, New York in 1994. Literary and property rights were donated to the public. Photocopying is permitted for purposes of conservation and research.
|Robert K. Laporte, a project engineer at the VA 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.
|Scope and Content
|This .33 cubic foot 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.
|Photographs included in the collection: