Chinese Immigrants in Cuba: Documents from the James and Ana Melikian Collection

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1806 2015
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Created Date: 1926-11-01
Description: This is a Baby Photo. It was taken in a studio in Havana. It is written "For Enrique from Lidila".

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Description: This is a photograph of a Baby. It was taken in a studio in Havana. The writing on the back has been worn out.

The Chinese Immigrants in Cuba collection includes hundreds of original documents, manuscripts and photos covering the migration of 125,000 Chinese who signed up to be cheap labor in Cuba from 1847 until the later 1890s. The archive continues until the 1970s and records the Chinese community in Cuba and is rich with photos. This massive collection, from the archive of James and Ana Melikian Collection, is probably the largest one in private hands concerning Chinese in Cuba. At present the collection contains over 1341 records and about 8,000-9,000 pages.