Tag Archives: 20th century

Santa en la revista Social, diciembre de 1919

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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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Street vendor

Street vendor and patrons: Havana, Cuba ca. 1950 Photograph Joseph Janney Steinmetz Collection, State Library and Archives of Florida

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Lydia Cabrera and a group of informants

Lydia Cabrera (second from right) with a group of informants n.d. Photograph Cuban Heritage Collection. Collection: Lydia Cabrera, University of Miami Libraries

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Catedral de La Habana

Catedral de La Habana, Cuba 1910-1930 Photograph Manuel R. Bustamante Photograph Collection, Cuban Heritage Collection, University of Miami Libraries

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Found photograph

Another Plaza de Armas find. Stamp on back reads: “Foto JOSEITO ESPECIALIZADO EN PIÑATAS, FOTOGRAFIAS DE NIÑOS Y BODAS. CERRO, #1211 (altos), esquina a Tejas TELEF. M-7189”

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Havana theater listings

Havana theater listings, Social, July 7, 1920, 5.

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“African Cuba”

Interesting observation of self-identification amongst Cubans of African descent in the 1940s. From “Cuba’s Tin Pan Alley,” Life, October 6, 1947

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