• We are happy to call you during the auction and place bids on your behalf. To arrange phone bidding, please call Swann's bid department during business hours.

      (212) 254-4710 ext. 0
      Mon - Fri 10AM - 6PM

       

      Or, e-mail a list of lots with the sale number and your contact information to phonebids@swanngalleries.com. Be sure to include a phone number where we can reach you.

      Bids may also be submitted via fax. Send a list of lots with the sale number and your contact information to (212) 979-1017. You will receive a confirmation before the sale.
      Sale 2446 | Lot 103
      Price Realized: $2,750With Buyer's Premium
      Show Hammer Price
      • Click Image To Enlarge

      • Sale 2446 Lot 103

        CASTRO, FIDEL. Photograph Signed and Inscribed: "To my dear friend / Eduardo de la Torre, / a tireless fighter / for our country / Fidel Castro Ruz / 1955," in Spanish, bust portrait showing the young revolutionary clean-shaven except for a mustache. Signed in the image at bottom. 7x5 inches; slight silvering along top edge; owner's ink stamp on verso: "Propiedad de Gaston Bernal." Np, 1955

        Estimate $3,500 - 5,000

        Castro was arrested in 1953 and sentenced to 15 years in prison for his part in an ill-fated attack on the Batista regime. He was released in 1955 and almost immediately went to Mexico and the United States to revive his movement, raise money, and recruit supporters. This photo dates from that trip.


        Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $2,750

        Share