Monday, July 13, 2009

From the archives

Here are three scanned photos I bought from a Havana bookseller who had lots of photos from newspaper and news agency archives.

This one, with Fidel Castro and former Nicaraguan defense minister Humberto Ortega, is undated; it has a Juventud Rebelde stamp on the back and says they are at 26th of July celebrations in Holguin.

This crowd picture has a stamp on the back from Bohemia magazine, dated May 1959, and the caption, “All races, all creeds, all ages lent color to the great welcome given to the leader Fidel Castro.”

This one is dated December 24, 1948, and has this caption on the back: “An aspect of the reception give in Santa Clara to the ex-President of the Republic, General Fulgencio Batista, now senator for the province of Las Villas, where he appears surrounded by a group of friends at the entrance to the city.”


Anonymous said...

On a separate note, the wires are carrying news that Jorge Luis Prats will be performing this week at the Caramoor Festival in NYC. They mention that Mr. Prats now resides outside of Cuba. Can anyone offer any details about his departure from Cuba?

Vecino de NF

Anonymous said...

where is this bookseller located at? i'll be on holiday in cuba soon and would like do browse his archive.