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Photo Album]: Souvenir of Cuba
Cuba 1925 - Oblong quarto. Measuring 10" x 12.5". String-tied black cloth over paper boards with "Photographs" stamped on the front board. Contains 12 sepia toned silver gelatin photographs measuring 7.5" x 9.5", some with captions. Near fine photo album with near fine or better photographs. According to an Inscription, a photo album compiled for famed Czech violinist, Jan Kubelik, after a tour in Cuba in March of 1925. The album contains 12 professionally taken 7.5" x 9.5" photographs depicting notable sites in Cuba. Some of these include Havana Harbor, La Cabana Fort, Prado Street, and Malecon Avenue. The photos show large views of the city's central park and a landscape photo with the Havana skyline in the distance. One photo shows a lovely scene of the Cauto River lined in palm trees as well as the Almendares River and a village of thatched huts from Pinar del Rio.Jan Kubelik was a Czech violinist and composer who wrote and performed up until his death in 1940. His 1925 tour was a major trip planned after taking time off during World War I. When planning a tour he would often head to the United States and Canada with side trips to Mexico and Cuba. This album was created as a souvenir by Juan Torroella to commemorate his 1925 tour.A wonderful collection of large photographs of Cuba with an interesting association.
      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
Last Found On: 2017-09-20           Check availability:      AbeBooks    


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