Cuba costume at the end of the 19th century.

Traditional Cuba costume. Caribic islands. American colonialism. Creole costumes. Spanish–American War.

A Wintergarden in Cuba.

Cuba costume at the end of the 19th century.

From the book: Our islands and their people as seen with camera and pencil by José de Olivares (1899).

Related: Mexican-American War by George Wilkins Kendall. Drawings by Carl Nebel.

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