The Havana Archive

Basil Hyman
The Havana Archive
Booth-Clibborn Editions
Hard Cover
Visual Communication

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.