In December 1941, photographer Jack Delano visited Bayamon and took these pictures
Category: Puerto Rico
“Corozaleños” will definitely recognize the beautiful hills and scenery in these pictures.
San Juan is an important seaport and a hot spot for tourists because of its long and colorful history.
Welcome to San Juan in the 1940’s! In the forefront you see beautiful trees, nice cars, paved…
This is a process that destroys the leaves and makes sugar cane easier to harvest.
A disabled man walking around El Fangitto, “The Mud”, on crutches.
A woman stands with her child and dog on one of the boardwalks of “El Fangitto”.
A pharmacists awaits customers in an apothecary store in Lares, Puerto Rico.
Utuado, Puerto Rico (vicinity). Hurricane shelter near the house of a farm laborer.
A family in the house they will soon be forced to abandon in Santurce, PR.
Woman in front of her home in Santurce that she was being forced to abandon.
Utuado, Puerto Rico. Children in the slum area. January, 1942 by Jack Delano.
Woman working on a pineapple plantation in Manati, Puerto Rico.
A “majordomo” (foreman) on a sugar plantation in Manati, Puerto Rico.
Stringing tobacco in a tobacco barn. Barranquitas (vicinity), Puerto Rico.
An orchestra, or band playing in the “Escambron,” a nightclub in San Juan.
This picture shows a woman working in a needlework factory near San Juan, PR.
A street scene in the slum area of the hill town of Lares, Puerto Rico. January, 1942.
Houses in the slum area known as “El Fangitto” (The Mud) in San Juan, P.R.
In the fishing village of Puerto Real, many women take needlework to do at home.
Boys eating sugarcane in the small fishing village of Puerto Real, Puerto Rico.
Children sitting on one of the boardwalks which are as sidewalks in the slum area.
In Guanica, Puerto Rico this was the standard lunch of a plantation worker.
Farm laborer working in a sugar field near Guanica, Puerto Rico in January 1942.
Street vendor selling pork products on a street in Santurce, Puerto Rico. 1942.
Seamstress working in the Everglades needlework factory, San Juan.
Yabucoa, Puerto Rico. Sugar workers at a strike...
Yabucoa, Puerto Rico. At a strike meeting. January 1942.
San Juan, Puerto Rico. Children in the slum area known as El Fangitto.
The fountain where Columbus first quenched his thirst in Puerto Rico.
The original title of this photograph was “Dusky Belles in Porto Rico.”
This picture shows a Puerto Rican fisherman carrying long strings of fish.
This picture shows the port of Ponce, Puerto Rico as it looked in...
The first company of native Puerto Ricans enlisted in the American Colonial Army.
El Morro’s castle wall after being struck by a 13-inch shell during the bombardment of San Juan
Panning for gold was a popular form of employment for Puerto Rican...
An upper class Puerto Rican home with palm trees in the front yard.
Puerto Rican mail carrier on horseback waits to pick up mail at a post office.