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United Fruit Company Steamship Service

Higher Level Record: 1984.106
ID Number: 1984.106.32 i,ii
Title: United Fruit Company Steamship Service
Title Type: published
Item Status: Permanent Collection     Legal Status: Permanent Collection
Object Name: maps (documents)
Collection Type: Cartography
Artist/Maker: General Drafting Corporation (delineator) -- More information
Redfield-Kendrick-Odell Company, Inc. (printer) -- More information, New York, New York
Date: ca. 1930
Process/Technique: color printing
Materials: ink
paper (fiber product)
Dimensions: 20 x 14 3/8 inches
Object Description Map showing United Fruit Company steamship routes between North and South American and the United Kingdom.
Label Text: Louisiana and Cuba: Multiple Perspectives 2010-01-19
United Fruit Company Steamship Service
ca. 1930; printed in color
by General Drafting Co., Inc., delineator
1984.106.32 i,ii
gift of Mrs. James P. Ewin Jr.

As a result of the Spanish-American War, Cuba became independent of Spain in 1898. With the resolution of the island’s independence struggle came a return to economic stability, but fluctuations in international market prices for sugar during the Great Depression sent Cuba’s economy into yet another downward spiral. Decades of economic hardship led to widespread social and political discontent culminating in Fidel Castro’s overthrow of the government in 1959 and the subsequent establishment of communism. In response to Cuba’s communist turn, the United States enacted an economic embargo in 1962. Cuban attachés were forced to withdraw from New Orleans, severing longstanding official connections. Following the 1962 embargo, many Cubans fled the Castro regime and resettled in the U.S.
Extent: 1 item
Acq. Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. James P. Ewin Jr.
Collection Theme(s): Coastal and Maritime
Steamboats and Steamships
Subjects: United Fruit Company -- More information
Steamboats and Steamships
Condition: Good

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