Book IX Prints 11-16: Swimming pool at the Hotel Presidente; monument to Tomás Estrada Palma, 1960 June
Scope and Contents
Photographs of tourists cavorting at the swimming pool of the Hotel Presidente, located on the Avenida de los Presidentes (also known as "G" Street) in el Vedado, Havana, across the street from what is today Cuba's Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores (MINREX), a banker's former home. Prints 15 and 16 clearly show the monument to Tomás Estrada Palma on the street in front of the pool area of the hotel. Estrada Palma was Cuba's first President, installed in an uncontested election in 1902, held during the first U.S. military occupation of Cuba (1898-1902). This is significant because all monuments to republican-era political figures were desecrated by government order in early 1961. Today, only the pedestal still stands, topped by the statue of Tomás Estrada Palma's bronze shoes, which workers were not able to remove from the base of the pedestal. See also Prints 17 and 35.
- 1960 June
- From the Collection: Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
- From the Collection: St. George, Andrew, 1924-2001
- From the Collection: Stone, David C.
Language of Materials
The materials are in Spanish and English.
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