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A large group of men and women around a man and a woman dancing c. 1900-1920 Photograph George Ranch Museum Collection, University of North Texas Libraries

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Saw this gem at the Brooklyn Museum in the “Behind Closed Doors” exhibit. Enlarged (wall size) stereograph by New York photographer Taylor E. Lamson of a reception room in Havana, circa 1860. In the collection of Hermes Mallea.

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Saw this gem at the Brooklyn Museum in the “Behind Closed Doors” exhibit. Enlarged (wall size) stereograph by New York photographer Taylor E. Lamson of a reception room in Havana, circa 1860. In the collection of Hermes Mallea.

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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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I love the emotion in this image, but I could do without the original title. A Group of Typical Cuban Negros, near Havana ca. 1899 Stereograph Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress

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I love the emotion in this image, but I could do without the original title. A Group of Typical Cuban Negros, near Havana ca. 1899 Stereograph Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress

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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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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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Abakuá

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Py5KwcwQAtI?feature=oembed&w=500&h=374] Abakuá, 1962, dir. Bernabé Hernández (Source: https://www.youtube.com/)

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María Luisa

Fugó de la casa de su ama el dia 21 de febrero, una negra nombrada María Luisa, como de 32 años, alta, flaca, los dientes picados á carabalí, habla el francés y el español, se sabe que suele llevar licencia … Continue reading

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