A handsome Cuban gentleman with a handlebar mustache poses for his portrait at the Mariano, Gonzalez, and Blanco studio in Cienfuegos, Cuba. Cienfuegos is a city on the southern coast of Cuba and is about 160 miles from Havana. The man is well dressed and wears an intensely serious expression. The photo studio belonging to Mariano, Gonzalez, and Blanco exhibited at the Exposition of Pan America (1901) that was held in Buffalo, New York. The exposition was basically a Worlds Fair. The exposition was very much in the news after President William McKinley was shot there at the “Temple of Music”. McKinley died eight days later from effects of his gun shot wound. The assassin was Leon Czolgosz, an anarchist. McKinley was succeeded by Theodore Roosevelt. This photograph measures about 8 1/2″ x 5″ and is in very good condition (see scans).


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