Monthly Archives: June 2013

Luca Martino

LUCA MARTINO: is about 45, and has been thirty-one years in Havannah. Is brother to Miguel Marino. Was brought from Lagos on board a Spanish vessel, which, almost immediately after it had sailed, was captured by a British cruiser. The … Continue reading

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“Real members of this African faith”

An advertisement for a 1950s Tropicana show conflates “voodoo” with Santería. The last line of the show’s description notes that “real members of this African faith” play batá drums during the performance. Katherine Hagedorn’s writings on the secularization of religious practices … Continue reading

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Catedral, La Habana

The crispness of these colors! And to see horse carriages in the Plaza de la Catedral. Catedral, la Habana William Henry Jackson c. 1900 Photomechanical print Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division

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