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Sale 2446 | Lot 103
Estimate: $3,500 - $5,000
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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.