Santiago de Cuba: (1932). A unique album of 19 leaves of heavy black stock (7 x 5 1/2 inches) with 67 mounted b&w silver photographs of varying sizes (1 3/4 x 2 1/2 inches - 3 1/2 x 5 7/8 inches), all captioned in white ink. The album is titled and decorated in gilt on the upper cover, "PHOTOGRAPHS: SOUVENIR OF SANTIAGO, CUBA, and tied with a cloth lace. Very good. Item #50120
An earthquake of 6.7 magnitude struck the city of Santiago de Cuba at dawn on 3 February, 1932. Over half the buildings were destroyed or damaged, and reports of the deaths range to 1500. These photographs show the destruction to the commercial and residential buildings and the Cathedral, and the tents set up as temporary shelters. A few of the photographs were made by local commercial photographers just after the quake, and the remainder within days. All captions in Spanish.