Porte Publishing Company photograph collection, 1925-1936

Overview of the Collection

Title
Porte Publishing Company photograph collection
Dates
1925-1936 (inclusive)
Quantity
2 boxes
Collection Number
P0182
Summary
The Porte Publishing Company photograph collection contains photographs documenting travel to Europe, East Asia, Mexico, and various islands in the Pacific.
Repository
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT
84112-0860
Telephone: 8015818863
special@library.utah.edu
Access Restrictions

Twenty-four hour advanced notice encouraged. Materials must be used on-site. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Languages
English

Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Roy Trewin Porte was born in Woodstock, New Brunswick, Canada, on 8 May 1876. His love of press work came to him as a child when he prepared small printing jobs on a hand press in his mother's home. He moved to North Dakota and became a printer and editor of various papers. In 1916, he moved his family to Salt Lake City, Utah, to assume the position of secretary of the Ben Franklin Club. He published the first edition of the Price List which became well-known as The Franklin Printing Catalog. In 1924, Porte established the Porte Publishing Company to continue publishing the catalog. Porte traveled widely speaking before printing organizations and aiding in humanitarian efforts. Roy Porte died 21 July 1936.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Roy T. Porte, (1876-1936), was a printer and publisher who founded the Porte Publishing Company in 1924. Porte and his wife made numerous tours abroad from 1925 to 1936, speaking to groups on the art of publishing. The photographs in his collection were taken on those trips to the South Pacific, The Far East, and the Middle East.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

The library does not claim to control copyright for all materials in the collection. An individual depicted in a reproduction has privacy rights as outlined in Title 45 CFR, part 46 (Protection of Human Subjects). For further information, please review the J. Willard Marriott Library’s Use Agreement and Reproduction Request forms.

Preferred Citation

Collection Name, Collection Number, Box Number, Folder Number. Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library, The University of Utah.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Separated Materials

Manuscript materials were transferred to the Porte Publishing Company records (MS 0182).

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
1 1-2 Aboard Ship
  • 1-13: Porte and friends
  • 14-40: Activities on Board
  • 41-46: Ship's crew
  • 47-52: Ship "Carinthia"
1 3 Ceylon
  • 53-58: Porte with friends in Ceylon
  • 59-64: Ceylon natives
1 4 Egypt
  • 65-68: Porte with rout group in Egypt
1 5 Far East
  • 69-75: Porte in Far East
  • 76-83: Japanese people
  • 84-89: Japanese landscape and structures
1 6 Greece
  • 90-93: Porte in Greece
  • 94-96: Cities in Greece
  • 97-99: Ruins
  • 100-101: Statues
1 7 India
  • 105-111: Porte with tour group
  • 112-114: Indians
  • 115: Taj Mahal
  • 116: Ancient Napoli Coast of Italy
1 8 Mexico
  • 117-118: Mazatlan
  • 119-122: Texaco
  • 123-124: Convento San Angel
  • 125: Orizaba
  • 126: Porte at Xochimilco
1 9-13 Pacific Islands
  • 127-139: Porte with tour group
  • 140-203: Natives
  • 204-236: Dances
  • 237-253: Buildings
  • 254-287: Landscape
1 14 Miscellaneous
  • 291-307: Personal photos
1 15 Panama and Panama Canal
1 16 Edam Cheesemaking - North Holland Farm
1 17 Hawaii - Hilo, Honolulu, Kauai
2 1 Japan
2 2 Korea - Seoul
2 3 China - Peking, Great Wall
2 4 Hong Kong
2 5 Philippines - Manila
2 6 Philippines - Zamboanga
2 7 New Guinea - Port Moresby
2 8 Tasmania - Hobart
2 9 Australia - Sydney, Melbourne
2 10 Java, Batavia, Buitenzorg
2 11 Mazatlan, Cartagena, Guatemala, San Salvador
2 12 Singapore
2 13 Ceylon and Colombia
2 14 India - Benares, Bombay
2 15 India - Delhi
2 16 Miscellaneous
3 1 Oversize: Porte with Pacific Island Residents

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Personal Names

  • Porte, R. T.(Roy Trewin), 1876---Photographs

Geographical Names

  • East Asia--Photographs
  • Europe--Photographs
  • Islands of the Pacific--Photographs
  • Mexico--Photographs

Form or Genre Terms

  • Photographic prints--1920-1950