Cuban women beauty contestants, in bathing suits, walk along a path through gardens and pose for pictures, on a windy day in Havana Cuba. Contestant, number one is chosen as the winner, Miss Cuba, to represent Cuba at the International Beauty Pageant in Miami, Florida. Male judges stand around her as Miss Cuba smiles and a woman takes her measurements with a tape measure.
Graveyard overlooking a rural village in Cuba. Cross monument. Recent grave marker dated 1934. Grave digger, an old man, is deep in a new grave he is digging. He wipes his face and smiles. (Note: film transferred backwards).
President of Cuba Dr.Ramon Grau San Martin with cabinet officials at the Presidential Palace in Havana, Cuba. A group of Cuban Government officials seated and standing in two rows pose for photograph. Dr.Ramon Grau San Martin, President of Cuba, who is forced to resign in a crisis, seated with other officials on Terraza Norte (North Terrace) of the Presidential Palace on Avenida de las Misiones in Havana. (Among the cabinet is Secretary of Interior, Dr. Antonio [Tony] Guiteras --born in Philadelphia, USA.) A large crowd gathered outside. Vehicles among the crowd. Government officials climb up the stairs and enter the building. Guards stand on either side of the stairs. The officials inside the building. The officials on North Terrace of the Presidential Palace and a large crowd outside.
U.S. Ambassador to Cuba Jefferson Caffery makes his first official visit to Cuban President Carlos Mendieta, Havana. Procession of cars escorted by Cuban soldiers on horseback moves along road. Jefferson Caffery exits the car at entrance of a building. Cuban soldiers lined up. Jefferson Caffery being greeted by President Carlos Mendieta.
Revolution in Cuba. Exterior of a buildings in an area. Revolutionaries gather outside the buildings. Firing in the area. Vehicles on the street. Student clashes with the military. Clashes take toll of human life and threaten the government's program.
USS Maine (ARC-1) arrives at Havana harbor in Cuba. Historical Reenactment of USS Maine sinking. Monumental buildings and street scene of Havana. The American flag flutters.