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Book X Print 47: Rebels at sugar mill; United States hostages, 1958 June

 Part of Collection — Box: 7, Folder: 759
Call Number: MS 650, Series I
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Rebels at sugar mill; United States hostages.
Rebels at sugar mill; United States hostages.

Scope and Contents

Top rows of frames depict a group of rebels in a requisitioned truck as they inspect the damage they have apparently done to building belonging to a sugar mill. Row two shows the rebels driving past a railroad car loaded with sugar cane that has been abandoned on the tracks, as well as a picture of Efigenio Ameijeiras sitting at table. The next row, frame 1, and the final, fourth row of frames show Ameijeiras and several other rebels, sitting at a table inside a wooden building; two of the men, sitting at the head of the table and facing the camera are probably part of the group of United States hostages taken earlier that summer. Row three shows Efigenio Ameijeiras and other rebels as seen through the front window of a jeep parked alongside a road. Frames 19 and 20 show a local black peasant balancing a bunch of bananas on his head and holding a plate of ground corn. The last frame in the third row shows the exterior of the wooden building where the hostages are being kept. At the front door stands an armed guard who is flanked by two hand-painted signs, apparently meant to throw off any suspicion of its use as a rebel hideout or a relic of the building's former use by Batista forces: (on the left) "Viva Batista y su ejército," (on the right) "La razón La justicia La tiene Batista."


  • 1958 June


Language of Materials

From the Collection:

The materials are in Spanish and English.

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