Habana Province - Caballero de Paris

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Title

Habana Province - Caballero de Paris

Subject

Habana Vieja

Description

"His real name was José María López Lledín, a native of Lugo in Spain, where he was born in 1899 into a wealthy family. Some say he lost his mind when, during the trip from Spain to Cuba, the vessel sunk and he lost his family. Others claim that after he settled in Cuba in 1910, he was jailed, in 1920, in El Castillo del Principe for a crime he did not commit.
Either way, after his release, for many years throughout the 1950s he wandered the streets of Havana, the victim of worsening dementia. He was instantly recognizable by his mane of greying hair, a shaggy beard, long nails and an elegant black cape. With him he carried a portfolio containing his treasures: gifts, pens and coloured pieces of card, which he bestowed on passers-by."

Creator

Francisco G. Gómez

Date

8-15-2007

Rights

© Raíces Cultural Center

Format

jpeg

Language

en

Identifier

Cuba07.jpg

Coverage

Havana Province, Cuba

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Original Format

Digital Image

Physical Dimensions

1512 × 2016

Files

Cuba07.jpg

Citation

Francisco G. Gómez, “Habana Province - Caballero de Paris,” Raíces Cultural Center Digital Archive, accessed April 25, 2024, https://archive.raicesculturalcenter.org/items/show/371.

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