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Cuba, ca. 1858: Rider refreshing and cleaning his horse at "La Punta," the entrance to Havana Harbor. Note the full-masted sailboat in the far distance. [Charles DeForest Fredricks, 8 1/2" x 6 1/2" albumen print]
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Cuba, 1866: A bird's eye view looking out over "El Prado", in Havana, with a tree lined boulevard extending toward the Morro Castle in the distance. [Photographer unknown, 6 1/2" x 8 1/2" albumen on board]
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Cuba, ca. 1878: An unidentified plantation residence with seated group on side veranda and volanta (carriage) and calesero (carriage driver) in the foreground. [Castro y Lavacalerie Fotografos, Habana, 7 1/4" x 9 1/4" albumen on printed board.
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Cuba, ca. 1880: A calesero, or carriage driver, with an empty volanta,an indigenously designed carriage with two oversized wheels made to go through deep mud. Matanzas Province. [Photographer unknown, 9" x 6 3/4" albumen print]
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Cuba, 1883, A Spanish military blockhouse located between Júcaro and Morón, Camagüey Province. [Miles, 8" x 10" platinum print]
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Cuba, 1885: Cuban mother and children recently freed from a Spanish concentration camp, living in a limestone cave with front wall constructed of tied palm fronds, Matanzas. [Miles, 8" x 10" platinum print]
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Cuba, ca. 1885: Horses bathing at La Punta, the entrance to the Havana Harbor. [Photographer unknown, 8" x 10" albumen print]
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Cuba, ca. 1885: Julio Sanguily , location unknown. Sanguily was a "Mambi" general in the 1st Cuban Independence War, 1868-1878. In the 2nd Independence War, the Spanish imprisoned him preemptively. [Photographer unknown, 4" x 6 1/2" cabinet card.
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Cuba, 1885: Pre-independence HQ for the Spanish Army's engineers, this building later became the office U.S. Maj.Gen./Brig.Gen. William Ludlow, Military Governor of Havana. Havana Harbor. [Photographer unknown, photo, 5" x 7" silver print on board]
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Cuba, 1886: A rural Cuban-African family. Titled "Los Mas Viejos" (The Elders). [José Gómez de la Carrera, 8 1/2" x 6 1/2" albumen print]
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Cuba, 1886: A rural view showing the acquisition and transporting of water. Location unknown. [Photographer unknown, 8" x 10" silver print on board]
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Cuba, 1888: Family outing on ox-driven cart near Havana. [José Gómez de la Carrera, 7 1/2" x 9 1/2" albumen print]
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Cuba, 1891: Door-to-door street vendors making house calls. [José Gómez de la Carrera, 8" x 10" albumen print]
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Cuba, 1892: Royal Palm avenue leading to an unidentified residence or plantation in the environs of Havana. [Photographer unknown, print, 8 1/2" x 9" silver print on board]
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Cuba, 1892: Bird's eye view of the back bay area of Havana Harbor with railroad station. [Photographer unknown, photo: 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" silver print on board]
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Cuba. Feb. 3, 1894: Ambrosio Morejón, brother of Gonzalo Morejón,on his horse, "Atila," Matanzas. The brothers were associated with the Junta Revolucionaria Cubana. [Photographer unknown, 4" x 6 1/2" cabinet card]
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Cuba, ca. 1895: Looking north on the still unpaved "El Prado", Havana. [Photographer unknown, 8" x 10" gelatin silver print]
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Cuba, 1895: La Punta, Havana, with the La Glorieta bandshell in the center, El Paseo del Prado on the left, and the beginning of El Malecón on the right. [Photographer unknown, 9 1/4" x 17 1/2" albumen silver print diptych]
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Cuba, 1895: Portales de Caiguanabo, southern entrance, Pinar del Río Province. Che Guevara hid in these limestone caves in western Cuba during the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962 [José Gómez de la Carrera, 8" x 10" gelatin silver print]
020
Cuba, 1895: Plantation alley view with volanta carriage and passengers in a Royal Palm avenue, location unknown. [Photographer unknown, 8 1/2" x 7 1/2" albumen on board.
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Cuba, ca. 1895: Unidentified group with the American and Cuban flags crossed in the upper background of the image. Location unknown. [Photographer unknown, 2 1/4" x 3 3/8" tintype]
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