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In pictures: archive photos of Cuba's Havana from the early 1900s

Street vendors, mounted police, and walking on the Malecon…
Jul 8th 2012, 2:00 PM 9,527 18

IN RECENT MONTHS, we’ve brought you archived photographs depicting street scenes in New York in the early 1900s and life in 20th century Ireland.

This weekend, we’ve compiled a series of images collected in the archives of the United States Library of Congress which were taken in and around Havana, Cuba. The photographs were taken in the years surrounding the country formally gaining its independence from the US in 1902, and some of the iconic buildings featured (such as the city’s cathedral and the Hotel Inglaterra) are still in use today:

From the archives: Photos of life in early 20th century Ireland >

In pictures: New York City street scenes from the early 1900s >

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