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GLMS 73 - Robert K. LaPorte Photograph Collection

Introduction

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.

Biographical Sketch

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.

Inventory

Photographs included in the collection:

  1. C.L. AUSTIN
  2. JOSEPH BLOCK
  3. JOSEPH BLOCK
  4. L.E. BLOCK
  5. JOSEPH BLOCK
  6. J.J.H. BROWN AND KEEWATIN
  7. CALUMENT
  8. PHILIP R. CLARK
  9. D.M. CLEMSON
  10. CLIFFS VICTORY
  11. THOMAS F. COLE
  12. COLLINGWOOD
  13. JAMES DAVIDSON
  14. JAMES DAVIDSON
  15. ALVA C. DINKEY
  16. WILLIAM EDENBORN
  17. JAMES FARRELL
  18. HARRY L. FINDLAY
  19. EMORY L. FORD
  20. HENRY FORD II
  21. JOHN W. GATES
  22. E.G. GRACE
  23. E.G. GRACE
  24. HAGARTY
  25. Iron Ore Unloading Facilities, Conneaut, OH
  26. JOHNSTOWN
  27. B.F. JONES
  28. KEEWATIN
  29. LACKAWANNA
  30. JAMES LAUGHLIN
  31. LEHIGH
  32. LEHIGH
  33. GORDON C. LITCH
  34. E.G. MATHIOTT
  35. C.H. MCCULLOUGH, JR.
  36. MCKEE SONS
  37. DANIEL J. MORREL
  38. EDMUND W. MUDGE
  39. WILLIAM P. PALMER
  40. NORMAN B. REAM
  41. RESERVE
  42. HENRY H. ROGERS
  43. EDWARD N. SAUNDERS, JR.
  44. J.E. SCHOELLKOPF, JR.
  45. J.E. SCHOELLKOPF, JR.
  46. JOSEPH SELLWOOD
  47. SIR THOMAS SHAUGHNESSY
  48. SOUTH AMERICAN
  49. POWELL STACKHOUSE
  50. POWELL STACKHOUSE
  51. ROBERT C. STANLEY
  52. WILFRED SYKES
  53. JOSEPH H. THOMPSON
  54. THUNDER BAY
  55. TRAVERSE CITY SOCONY
  56. ENDERS M. VOORHEES
  57. RALPH M. WATSON