Fidel Castro's Class Photo, 1935

Castro, Fidel, Cuban communist revolutionary and politician (1926-2016). Albumen photograph, signed.

[Santiago de Cuba, 1935].

202 x 253 mm.


Fidel Castro's class photo in 1935. Castro is about nine years old, and stands at the centre of the group, marked by a faint pencilled X on the photograph.

El Colegio la Salle, a Catholic boys' boarding school, was located in Santiago de Cuba, the second largest city in Cuba and the site of Castro's later military successes in the Cuban Revolution. In the lower margin, eleven of the 67 boys depicted signed in yellow gel ink, including the autograph signature of Fidel, likely as part of a class reunion decades later.

Some light wear, otherwise good condition.