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Portrait of Spanish officer on staff to Gen. Blanco of Cuba 1880 in uniform

Biography

Ramón Blanco was absent from Cuba when the Grant’s visited. However, he assured they were well attended by various staff members. These appointed members of Blanco’s administration entertained the Grants with multiple balls, receptions and dinners. They also accompanied the Grants on tours of Cuba’s sugar, coffee and tobacco plantations. Here, the Grants observed hundreds of slaves at work. Both General and Mrs. Grant describe their stay in Cuba as a magnificent and luxurious experience. Much of their time was spent enjoying the hospitality at the rich residences of the Spanish Cuban regime. Mrs. Grant was impressed by the attention of the Spanish officials. She described them as “charming gentlemen” that she hoped to meet again.

Donor

Ulysses Grant Dietz

Studio

S.A. Cohners, Calle de O'Reilly, 62 Habana, Rue de Rivoli, 59 Paris

Date

1877

Object Type

Image

Format (Original)

Cabinet Card

Format (Digital)

PDF

Physical ID

Grant_World_Tour_060

Digital ID

Grant_World_Tour_060

Digital Publisher

Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version).

Repository

Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library, Mississippi State University Libraries.

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Copyright protected by Mississippi State University Libraries. Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required.

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For more information on the contents of this collection, email usgpresidentiallibrary@library.msstate.edu.

Spanish officer on staff to Gen. Blanco of Cuba

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