• The Havana Archive
  • The Havana Archive
  • The Havana Archive
The Havana Archive
By Basil Hyman Hardback / 160 pp ISBN978-1-86154-329-5 9 ΒΌ x 12 December 2013

 This lavishly illustrated book includes photographs, postcards, flyers, tickets and brochures, which conjure up the atmosphere of Cuba’s past times and places and some of those associated with it. Divided into two parts; the first, a visual Archive, which was the property of a Chicago gangster Grover Dullard, is a vignette of Prohibition and proof of Havana’s attractions for the Mob; and the second, an extraordinary collection of printed material from pre-revolutionary Cuba, which paint a picture of its heyday.

Many books have been published about pre-revolutionary Havana but this book is different because Basil Hyman captures its essence by telling the story through his outstanding Archive and unusual collection of colloquial ephemera.