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Cuban Resort Photograph Album, 1936.
Bernath Mss 107
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Title:

Cuban Resort Photograph Album, 1936

Creator/Contributor:

Online Archive of California

Abstract:

From dealer description: Photo album: Summer 1936 in a Cuban resort. A photograph album measuring 7 by 10 inches. Contains 32 leaves, each with a 4 3/4 by 7 1/4 inch photograph tipped-on, and one extra photo. A penciled inscription reads "Verano [Summer] 1936." Each photo is stamped on the back "San Miguel de los Banos. Fuente de Juventud [Fountain of Youth]." The photos were developed in Cardenas, Cuba. San Miguel de los Banos is a sulphur springs resort, surrounded by mountains, in west Cuba, about 15 miles from Cardenas and 90 miles from Havana. Its heyday was the first half of the 20th century; today only ruins of its former affluence survive, although it is still a tourist spot. These professional-quality photographs include five overviews of the area, and the activities of a young party of vacationers, enjoying the view from a treehouse, walking through a lush forest, admiring garden grotesques, and posing with a donkey and a Brahma bull. One young man in a sombrero rides a horse and a Brahma bull, holds the bull by the horns, and walks among the palm trees with a rifle. An older man, in two-piece bathing suit, descends the stairs to the springs. One photo is detached; the others are attached with photo corners.

Date:

1936 (issued)

Subject:

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Sulfur springs
Resorts
San Miguel de los Banos (Cuba)
Cuba -- Pictorial works

Note:

Use of the collection is unrestricted.
Purchase, 2004.
Use governed by UCSB Special Collections policy.
Cite as: [Identification of item], Cuban Resort Photograph Album, Bernath Mss 107. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.
Preliminary finding aid available in the Department of Special Collections.

Type:

Photograph albums.
Photographs.

Physical Description:

.2 linear ft.

Language:

Spanish

Identifier:

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

Use of the collection is unrestricted.
Use governed by UCSB Special Collections policy.