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A U.S. racial view of Cubans at the turn of the 20th cent.

By Ariana Hernandez-Reguant, History, Images, Race Add comments

Duke University Library’s digital collections includes a visual archive on the Emergence of Advertising in America, 1850-1920

Among the various card series that were included in Duke’s cigarettes at that time, there is one on “coins of all nations” that includes one on Cuba.  It is not dated, but it is probably pre-independence (the coin is described as being from Spain in circulation in Cuba), which means the cards are from some time between 1872 (beginning of the collection) and 1898. It is interesting that in contrast with Vera Kutzinski’s description of the young and sensual mulatta figure as typical of Cuban cigar images, the woman here presented as Cuban in U.S. tobacco is black and old…

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Images courtesy of Duke University’s Library and the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising and Marketing History. These images in particular can be found HERE.

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