7004624 Map of Cuba

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  • Comprises a large island of the same name and several smaller islands; area was inhabited by Ciboney, Guanahatabey and Taino (Arawaks) when Columbus arrived in 1492; Spanish colonized in 1511, native people soon died; Africans were brought here as slaves for plantations; official language is Spanish.

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  • UF Republic of Cuba
  • UF Cuba, Republic of

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Stereographs, Caribbean Islands (Cuba, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, & Saint Vincent and the Grenadines)

File consists of stereographs depicting scenes, famous locations, and structures from islands in the Carribean, such as castles, plantations, gardens, lakes, and floods.

3 stereoscopic photographs by Underwood & Underwood
4 stereoscopic photographs by Keystone View Co.
1 stereoscopic photograph by Strohmeyer & Wyman
1 stereoscopic photograph by Universal View Co.
1 stereoscopic photograph by Quaker Oats Co.
2 stereoscopic photographs by unidentified publishers

Grand and Central America tour album

Black cover and pages.Album manufactured in New York by F.L. Schafuss & Co. Photographs glued in. Handwritten notations in black ink. Includes panoramic photographs and one navigational chart for sailing. Some loose photographs.

Photographs are travel snapshots from a cruise aboard the S.S. Vigilancia, a steamship that traveled from New York to Vera Cruz, Mexico. There are photographs of the popular sites and activities in Cuba, Bahamas and Mexico, including bullfighting, shoe shining, street scenes, cattle ranches, restaurants, mahogany, rubber, cocoa and banana trees, canoeing, vendors, Pico de Orizaba, markets. cathedrals, monuments, etc.
Other notable photographs are of the interior of The Grand Hotel, Wreck of the USS Maine at Havana, Monument to Cubans executed by the Spanish at Fort Cabana, ox-carts, and horse-drawn trams. Photographs taken at The Sequential Great Bull Fight, Havana. Vera City Mexico, Frontera Tobasco Mexico, Monte Cristo, Balancan, San Carlos, Santa Margarita, Vega Canal, Calle de Mayo and Mexico City.

Spanish-American war album

Black cover album with grey pages. Photographs glued in. Bound together by screwposts. Some photographs are torn, cut, cracked; many are loose or coming loose. Many pages are left blank; approximately ten to fifteen pages from the back of the album, there is a newspaper clipping of Princess Elizabeth holding baby Princess Anne (b. 1950).

Album belonged to a nurse from Alexander Ontario who served in Cuba during the Spanish-American War. Some are amateur travel photographs and some appear to be taken with the purpose of being sold as a souvenir, featuring text.
Included are images of Havana, the coast, harbour, buildings, monuments, etc; the Red Cross Building, a U.S. hospital, a man dead on a stretcher, bullfights, and locals. Possibly a photo of Theodore Roosevent delivering the U.S. Soldiers.
Also included are an invitation, a newspaper cutout of an illustration of The Cane-bottom'd Char by W.M. Thackeray and an unidentified pressed plant leaf.

Mercury deluxe album snapshots

This yellow paper photo album, "Mercury deluxe Album Snapshots", is printed in blue, and held by a blue plastic binder. The photographs show examples of early-20th century residential architecture, and are captioned "Santos (Brasil) 1950 new suburb" and "2nd house we lived in, in Cuba."

Mercury Photo Service Ltd.