|Puerto Rico 1898-1998: A Century of Change and Uncertainty
Original prints, books, photographs, posters, and documents relating to the complex 100-year relationship between Puerto Rico and the United States before and after the turn of the century.
--- September 17 through November 15
Featuring : "Casitas: Gardens of Reclamation"
Presented in collaboration with the Center for Latino Arts and Culture, Rutgers University, and The Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter College, CUNY.
Puerto Rico 1898-1998 was made possible by a grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
"American Troops Landing at Arroyo, Puerto Rico, August, 1898" Photographer not credited. Published in Our Islands and Their People as Seen with Camera and Pencil. 2 vols., compiled by William S. Bryan.
Veterans of the war with Spain march past Old First Church on Broad Street, Newark, 1898. Blythe & Illig Collection, N.J. Division, The Newark Public Library
"A Colored Belle of Puerto Rico" Photographer not credited. Published in Our New Possessions, by Trunbull White. Chicago, J.M. Moore, 1898, p. 357.
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