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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?

THE 100-YEAR-OLD PHOTO BLOG | History in HD is a vintage photo blog featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1950s. The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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