Fac=simil of the album presented to Lady Caperton by the Directorate of the Port of Montevideo, 1918

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Fac=simil of the album presented to Lady Caperton by the Directorate of the Port of Montevideo
Date (inclusive): 1918
Collection number: 94/327
Physical Description: 1 album (31 photographic prints) : gelatin silver, 26 x 34 cm (album)

Photographs are mounted on leaves of heavy white paper, within decorative borders printed in brown.

Bound in dark brown leather padded covers, stamped in gold; inner gilt dentelles; red silk endpapers.

Spec. Coll. copy: in modern beige cloth clamshell box.
Abstract: Facsimile of the photograph album documenting a luncheon hosted by the port directors of Montevideo at the Park Hotel on March 2, 1918 presented to Lady Caperton, wife of Admiral William Banks Caperton of the United States Navy.
Language: Finding aid is written in English.
Language of the Material: Materials are in English.
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Fac=simil of the album presented to Lady Caperton by the Directorate of the Port of Montevideo (Collection Number 94/327). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

Scope and Content

Facsimile of the album presented to Lady Caperton, wife of Admiral William Banks Caperton of the United States Navy, during Admiral Caperton's "visit of friendship" to Montevideo in spring 1918 As Commander in Chief, Pacific Fleet, Admiral Caperton was in charge of patrolling the east coast of South America aboard the USS Pittsburgh, to prevent encroachment by German raiders during World War I. His patrols also served a diplomatic function, as he often made visits of friendship to the countries of South America to develop goodwill between the United States and her allies. The album documents a luncheon hosted by the port directors of Montevideo at the Park Hotel on March 2, 1918, during one of these visits. A richly-decorated album, in an ornamental "coffer," was formally presented to Admiral Caperton for his wife on June 14, 1918. The facsimile album contains the texts, in English and Spanish, of the March luncheon speeches given by John A. Smith on behalf of the port directors, and by Admiral Caperton; a list of the names of guests attending the luncheon; and the comments of John A. Smith and Admiral Caperton at the June formal presentation of the album. The album also contains photographs of the USS Pittsburgh; of Admiral Caperton, his wife, and daughter, Miss Alice Caperton; the eleven members of the First Directorate of the Port of Montevideo; the hotel dining room where the luncheon was held; the facade of the Park Hotel; and a 5-panel photographic panorama of the Playa Ramirez, where the hotel is located. The album concludes with two photos of the presentation ceremony of the album, and three close-up photos of the album and accompanying box which were given to Lady Caperton.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Caperton, William Banks, 1855-1941 --Photographs.
Pittsburgh (Cruiser : CA-4) --Photographs.
Park Hotel (Montevideo, Uruguay) --Photographs.
Montevideo (Uruguay) --Photographs.

Genres and Forms of Material

Photographic prints.
Photograph albums.
Panoramic photographs --Uruguay --Montevideo.
Gelatin silver prints.

Related Material

Part of the Photograph Album Collection (Collection 94)   in UCLA Library Special Collections.