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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • CARNAVAL EN LA HABANA, 1941

Cuban Legation: 1917

Cuban Legation: 1917

Washington, D.C., circa 1917. "Cuban Legation sitting room." The new embassy in Meridian Hill. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Still there, still Cuban!

From Washingtonian Magazine in 2008: "A mansion on 16th Street near Meridian Hill Park, acquired by Cuba in 1916, still sits there nearly 50 years after Fidel Castro’s revolution with a brass plaque indicating that it is technically under the auspices of the Swiss but houses a Cuban Interests Section." The address is 2630 16th St NW.


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Just Stifling

All the air left my chest when I looked at this.

Do you suppose

That the good Ambassador would be kind enough to offer us a good Cuban cigar?

 
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