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Cuba: Pre- & Post Revolution Photographic Collection

Identifier: PICT-2003-003

Scope and Content

The collection contains 4 black and white photographs from pre- and post-Revolution Cuba. One photo was taken by Muñiz Photography of a 1957 Havana nightclub performance by dancers and musicians. One photo is an unsigned and undated portrait of Fidel Castro. The two remaining portraits are of Ernesto "Che" Guevara in post-Revolution Cuba. One of these photos is a 1960s print by Osvaldo Salas and the other, a 1968 print by Transworld Features Syndicate. Osvaldo Salas (1914-1992) is widely recognized as having been one of the world's great press photographers. Salas was invited to Cuba by Fidel Castro in 1959 to photograph the Revolution. He became the chief of the photo department of the newspaper Revolución. His son, Roberto, became one of Castro's personal photographers.


  • 1957-1968

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Copy Restrictions

Duplication of print and photographic material is allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for copyright compliance. For more information see the Photographs and Images Research Guide and contact the Pictorial Archivist.


4 items (1 box) : 4 black-and-white photographic prints

Language of Materials

Spanish; Castilian


This collection contains photos of pre- & post-Revolution Cuba, including nightclub performers in Havana (1957) and 1960s portraits of Fidel Castro and Ernesto "Che" Guevara.

Physical Location

B2. Shelved in Big Box location by Pictorial Number.
Finding Aid of the Cuba: Pre- & Post Revolution Photographic Collection, 1957-1968
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Finding aid is in English

Repository Details

Part of the UNM Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections Repository

University of New Mexico Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections
University Libraries, MSC05 3020
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque NM 87131