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SAVE FOR R.V. - Fantastic Lot of  Pre-Castro Cuban Ephemera 1 of 2

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More than a decade before Hemingway discovered it in 1939, Cuba was THE destination for international jet-setters looking for gambling and nightlife in a topical paradise. All of that came to an end as the seeds of revolution fomented in the late 1950s and Castro came to power, but this eclectic lot of ephemera offers a glimpse of that bygone era. Most items are souvenirs from a New Year's Eve holiday taken in 1928.

You are purchasing ALL items depicted in two identical listings (split to show all items) for the single price listed above at quantity = 1. They include:

- National Lottery ticket, 12/31/28
- 2 copies of same brochure: Memories from a Night at the Tropicana, Havana - 16 pages with b/w photos showing spectacular open-air dining and dancing terraces, Club Room casino, orchestra, gardens and showgirls. Mid-1950s, in Spanishand English.
- "What's What This Week in Havana" for 12/30/28-1/5/29 - 14-page booklet published by Times of Cuba Includes daily happenings, shopping and services, tips on local customs, centerfold map of Havana. Condition: First page detached.
- Racing program and two grandstand tickets (one Lady, one Gentleman) from Havana-American Jockey Club, Oriental Park, 12/30/28. Spanish and English, marked with patron's picks.
- Ticket to Fronton Jai-Alai game, same trip
- "Cuban American Guides Tours" pamphlet - 28 page pamphlet detailing local attractions. Some funny Spanglish, many ads. Condition: Back page marred from being stuck to another page at one time.
- Valet ticket for steamer trunk, Hotel Plaza, Central Park, 1/2/29
- Pack of 20 "Havana Miniatures" - b/w mini postcards depicting historic Havana and Cuban countryside. Condition: Near mint.
- Small b/w photo, Gran Casino Nacional, December 1928Sheet music: "Guantanamera" (Lady of Guantanamo) (c) 1966 Lewis Music Publishing
PLUS two non-Cuban freebies:
- Sheet music: "No Can Do" from Copacabana Revue, (c) 1945 Robbins Music Corporation
- Postcard featuring same image from Copacabana New York, 1951.

General condition unless otherwise noted: Age-appropriate for paper ephemera. Tears, foxing, discoloration. All in all, a wonderful collection!

SIZES - Havana America Jockey Club racing program-4"x12" folded ,7 races
Hotel Plaza baggage tag-3"x 6"
Copacabana,New York Post card-3 1/4 x 5 1/2
Havana Times of Cuba-map and info of Havana-5 1/2 x 7 1/2
10072 lottery ticket-7x4
Cuban American Guides Tours-5x8
Fronton Jai-alai stub-3x4
Grand Stand Gentelman entrance stub-4x2
Grand Stand Lady entrance stub-4x2
National Casino Picture-2x3
Havana Miniatures x 20 pictures 2 1/2 x 3 1/2
No Can Do song sheet- 9x12
Guantanamera song sheet-8 1/2 x11
Tropicana club programs,color is black,pink,gold,velvet feel cover-9x11

See adjacent listing for more photos but order entire set from this listing only.

SAVE FOR R.V. - Fantastic Lot of Pre-Castro Cuban Ephemera 1 of 2


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