[Photograph of a waterfall on Cuba.]The place on Cuba from Havanna where Lopes was taken & shot by Spanish troops. Lopez was leader of Spanish American filibusters who invaded attempting to destroy Spanish rule there [ink mss. on reverse.]
Sepia photograph, 315 x 250mm (12½ x 9¾"), mounted on board. Backboard toned.
A photograph of a forest waterfall, apparently where the filibuster Narciso López (1797-1851) was captured. In August 1851 López arrived on Cuba with several hundred men, hoping to stir rebellion with the backing of the Southern states of the United States. When this failed he and his men were captured, most executed, the rest sent to work in mining labor camps. The modern Cuban flag was designed by López and Miguel Teurbe Tolon and carried on this expedition.
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