Vintage Slides Depicting Life in Cuba, 1955

All I know about this gallery of 35mm Kodachrome slides is that they purport to depict scenes from Cuba in 1955. If true, that means these were taken during the reign of Fulgencio Batista — and about four years before Fidel Castro’s revolution ousted him from power.

If I had to guess I’d say that these slides were shot by a foreign tourist on a sightseeing trip. Most of these photographs capture buildings and other landmarks in Cuba, and very few Cubans are actually seen.

Since I know so little about the island, I can’t even make any educated guesses as to what is shown here (although I think one of these slides shows the American embassy in Havana), but if you can then please leave a comment below. What I can say is that there a ton of sweet vintage automobiles to gaze at.

For more great galleries, click here!