A TISKET A TASKET: A GIRL AND HER BASKET IN MATANZAS, CUBA

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An adolescent girl, holding a basket of flowers, poses for her portrait at Castro Brothers studio in Matanzas, Cuba. The girl is wearing a bracelet and clutches flowers in her left hand. Interestingly, the Cabinet Card Gallery has a cabinet card in its collection taken by a Matanzas photographer named C. Ruiz de Castro. It is unknown whether C. Ruiz de Castro is one of the Castro brothers who created the cabinet card above. To view other Cuban cabinet cards, click on the category “Cuba”. 

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Published in: on April 20, 2014 at 12:19 pm  Comments (2)  
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  1. This cabinet card was NOT taken at Castro Brothers studio. It was taken at “Castro e Hijos,” which means Castro and Sons. This studio was in Matanzas, Cuba. There was also a photographer in Matanzas, Cuba in the 1880s named C. Ruiz de Castro. His photos usually said “Castro” and “Contreras 41” (street address) below the photo, and “C. Ruiz de Castro, fotografo (photographer), Contreras 41, Matanzas” Castro is a common surname in Cuba.

  2. The next to the last sentence on my previous comment should read:

    His photos usually said “Castro” and “Contreras 41” (street address) below the photo, and “C. Ruiz de Castro, fotografo (photographer), Contreras 41, Matanzas,” on the back.


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