The Central Highway, La Carretera Central

Material Information

The Central Highway, La Carretera Central
Uniform Title:
The Bryant Slides Collection
The Bryant Slides Collection, Cuba
Unknown ( Photographer )
Publication Date:
Physical Description:
35 mm


Subjects / Keywords:
Automobiles -- Cuba -- 1950-1960
Roads -- Cuba -- 1950-1960
Trees -- Cuba -- 1950-1960
Highway markers -- Cuba
Cuba -- Description and travel
Spatial Coverage:
Cuba -- Caribbean region


General Note:
The slides were taken on collecting trips sponsored by the William L. Bryant Foundation, where books, music and art indigenous to the regions were gathered. The are organized by geographical location.
General Note:
The Central Highway was commissioned by President Machado and presented and approved by the Cuban Congress in 1925. Construction began in 1927 The price of the construction was $75,870,000, or more than $107,000 per mile. (705.6 miles) The highway almost runs the entire length of the island from Pinar del Rio, all the way to Santiago de Cuba. It cover a distance of just over 700 miles.

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Central Florida Libraries
Holding Location:
University of Central Florida
Rights Management:
All rights to images are held by the respective holding institution. This image is posted publicly for non-profit educational uses, excluding printed publication. For permission to reproduce images and/or for copyright information contact Special Collections & University Archives, University of Central Florida Libraries, Orlando, FL 32816 phone (407) 823-2576, email:
Resource Identifier:
Sheet 84: 18