This cabinet card portrait of a young to middle aged woman was taken at a photographic studio located in Trinidad, Cuba. She poses next to generic chair and in front of a poorly painted backdrop. She holds a small hand fan. The photographers name, according to a stamp on the reverse of the image, is Tomas Gil Gzalez. The street address of his studio was Calle De Desengano 73. Interestingly, “Desengano” translated to English means disillusionment or disenchantment. Most of us, at some time in our lives, have found our way to Disillusionment Street.  SOLD

Published in: on October 16, 2020 at 12:01 pm  Comments (3)  
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  1. I think, she is quite young, an that chair seems symbolic to me, like a message as “Missing you, my fiancé!” or something like that.

  2. Gzalez is likely an abbreviation for the last name Gonzalez. At that time it was common to use both paternal and maternal surnames. The photographers last name is most likely Gil-Gonzalez.

  3. The reason why the street is called Desengaño is very simple – it’s the street that connects the church in the upper part of Trinidad with the cemetery which is located at the lower end of Desengaño street.

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