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Book V Print 30: Fidel Castro traveling from Washington, D.C., to New York City, 1959 April

 Part of Collection — Box: 4, Folder: 354
Call Number: MS 650, Series I
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Fidel Castro traveling from Washington, D.C., to New York City.
Fidel Castro traveling from Washington, D.C., to New York City.

Scope and Contents

Contains two identical contact sheets. Fidel Castro and accompanying officials on the train north from Washington, D.C. to Princeton, New Jersey, where Fidel will give a number of public speeches to increasingly larger crowds of Americans. From New Jersey, Fidel continued to New York City where Columbia University's invitation that Fidel Castro speak drew such interest that the location had to be moved to Central Park and finally to Boston where Fidel visited and gave a speech at Harvard University. Here, in frames 25-33, Fidel Castro is seen eating in the dining car with Rufo López Fresquet, the first Minister of the Treasury under the revolutionary government, at his side. Frames 5-7 show Fidel's arrival at the station and remaining frames 6-8 appear to show seats in the salon where Fidel will deliver an address in New York City (for other images related to that address, see Print 39). See also Prints 31, 32, 33, 37, 38, 39, 41, 43 and 44.


  • 1959 April


Language of Materials

From the Collection:

The materials are in Spanish and English.

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