Publication: American Photo Studios, n d (ca 1925), Havana
String-tied oblong 10" x 12 3/4" stiff brown covers with photograph image of Havana harbor mounted on the front cover and titles stamped in dark brown, n. p. [48 pp.], with 48 tipped-in 6" x 8" collotype photographs that have been tipped-in with borders and captioned text beneath each one in brown ink. First edition of this uncommon 1920's ocean liner travel brochure to Havana opening with shots of Ward Line and P & O steamships entering and leaving the harbor. The American Photo Studios images encompass views during Havana’s Carnival, Hotel Plaza, Colon Park, the old city walls, the Santa Clara Convent, and the monument to the USS Maine on Malecon Drive. Also included are views of freshly built suburbs, stately homes on Fifth Ave., the Havana Country Club, Jockey Club, and even a view of the Hershey Company's sugar mill. One tiny "ding" to the margin of one page else all images are clean and bright with minor edgewear to the covers. Attractive images of a Cuba that used to be.
Inventory Number: 49345