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Scenes of Havana, Cuba, in 1938

A man stands on bridge over Almendares River waving fish for sale at cars driving between Miramar and Vedado, Havana. Distant view of bridge and river below. Children sitting at edge of a pond in Havana’s Biltmore neighborhood, with a woman standing near them. Gardens around the pond. Swans and ducks swim in the pond. View of Monument, to the Victims of the USS Maine, with the Hotel Nacional de Cuba in the background. View of local market. People and horse carts in the market. People purchasing fruits, other items and foods, including live poultry.

Date: 1938
Duration: 2 min 6 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Old Havana, Cuba. Iglesia de la Cathedral, Street scenes, Castillo de la Fuerza, and Oriental Park Race Track, Marianao, Havana

Scenes of activity around the Iglesia de la Cathedral in Old Havana, Cuba. People entering and leaving the church. A man standing with a loaded cart. Military officers relaxing at table under tree in Old Havana. Soldiers marching into the ancient "Castillo De La Fuerza" (Castle of Strength) in Old Havana. A military officer walking in the area of the military garrison Castillo De La Fuerza located on the water in the port of Havana. Street scenes of Old Havana showing the Prado Promenade, with automobiles, pedestrians and a little black dog. Views of spectators crowding the Oriental Park Race Track, Marianao, Havana, Cuba. Horses and riders seen in various phases of horse racing: Going to starting gate, and finishing a race.

Date: 1938
Duration: 2 min 34 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
People gather around a Battleship Maine Monument during the celebrations of American Independence Day in Havana, Cuba.

On July 4th Cubans celebrate the American Independence Day in Havana, Cuba as a sign of U.S. friendship. People in colorful dresses during a parade. A crowd on the streets to watch the parade. A Battleship Maine Monument. People gather near the monument and hold posters. They hold the flag of Cuba and march.

Date: 1938, July 6
Duration: 57 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
The Casino de la Playa Orchestra, led by Guillermo Portela, with singer Miguelito Valdes playing maraccas at the Casino La Playa club in Havana Cuba.

Casino de la Playa Orchestra performing at the Casino La Playa in Havana Cuba. Various musical instruments are played and the orchestra is led by conductor Guillermo Portela . Cuban dance music in which singer Miguelito Valdes, here seen playing the maracas, is featured. (Later, in 1940, Valdes was hired by Xavier Cugat as a singer.) People seen sitting behind the musicians. Nighttime illuminations on buildings. Patrons dining and dancing.

Date: 1938
Duration: 4 min 3 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
A dance performance and musicians playing Cuban dance music in Casino de la Playa night club, Marianao Beach, Havana, Cuba

Casino de la Playa, a night club in Marianao Beach, Havana, Cuba. People sitting at tables. A man and a woman give a dance performance. Lights focused on the center. Audience cheer the dancers. Musicians of the Casino de la Playa Orchestra under Guillermo Portela play Cuban dance music. Men and women dance. A young Walfredo de los Reyes seen playing trumpet. Trombone, saxophone, and clarinet players also seen in close ups.and maraccas player and singer is Miguelito Valdes who would later be Xavier Cugat star singer in the early forties

Date: 1938
Duration: 2 min 40 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: Spanish
 
 
Night view of shops displaying goods for Christmas in Havana, Cuba, Lighted names of shops. Articles on display

Illuminated sign advertising ice cream. Automobile traffic on highway at night. Night view of a shopping area in Havana Cuba. Names of shops lighted. Christmas season decorations. Lamp shades, candle holders and other articles in display in a shop. A manequin of a woman displaying clothes. Manequins of babies in corner of a shop. Price tags are placed at base near the articles. Street scene in shopping district. Street car seen. Womens dress featured in window. Store window filled with baby dolls. 'Sloppy Joes Bar' letters lighted.

Date: 1938, December
Duration: 2 min 55 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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