Cuba Then: Rare Vintage Photos of Cuba before the Revolution 

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Isabel Raphael (Conde Nast) features a photo gallery with images from the new edition of Cuba Then: Rare and Classic Images from the Ramiro Fernandez Collection. Born in Havana, Ramiro A. Fernández is the author of I Was Cuba. A former photography editor at Time, Inc., he is the owner of more than 3,000 vintage Cuban photographs. The introduction was written by award-winning poet Richard Blanco (author of Looking for The Gulf Motel and For All of Us, One Today.) Raphael describes the book here:

Cuba in the nineteenth century was defined by its vibrant nightlife, heady music, and a life of dancing, sports, politics, and struggle. The new book [. . .]showcases the colorful culture of Cuba before Castro with images from one of the largest archive of vintage photographs from the island nation.

From the earliest daguerreotypes to glamorous shots of movie stars…

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