El Principe de Gales"Ybor-Manrara" cigar factory, principal entrance .

Material Information

El Principe de Gales"Ybor-Manrara" cigar factory, principal entrance .
Burgert Brothers, 1917- ( Photographer )
Tony Pizzo Collection ( Contributor )
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Physical Description:
1 photograph ( 20 x 25 cm )


Subjects / Keywords:
Plant, Industrial ( Building, Structures ) ( nmc )
Cigar Industry ( lctgm )
Ybor, Vicente Martinez ( lctgm )
El Principe de Gales (Seventh Avenue at 18th Street) ( lctgm )
Bicycles & tricycles ( lctgm )
Streets -- Seventh Avenue ( lctgm )
Spatial Coverage:
Tampa |z 1271000 |2 ceeus
Hillsborough County |z 12057 |2 ceeus
United States of America -- Florida -- Hillsborough County -- Tampa


General Note:
"From those stairs and platforms Cuban, Spaniard, and American had the opportunity of hearing the best orators of that time." Spanish for Prince of Wales.Vicente Martinez Ybor was born in Valencia, Spain in 1818. Ybor began manufacturing cigars in Havana, Cuba in 1856, and his brand "El Principe de Gales" ("Prince of Wales") was at one time the most popular cigar label in the world. During Cuba's "Ten Years' War" (one of the many revolts or threatened revolts that rocked Cuba throughout the mid- to late 19th century), Ybor's questionable loyalty to Spain came under scrutiny, and his business enterprises were threatened. Ybor decided to open a factory in Key West, Florida, in 1869. While the climate and proximity to Cuban tobacco sources were excellent in Key West, labor unrest followed the industry to Florida. High emotions, fueled by the political rivalry between Cuban and Spanish workers, produced a stormy 15 years' sojourn for Ybor and his younger partner, Eduardo Manrara. The two began looking for other sites in Florida that might be more productive -- and peaceful -- for locating the cigar trade.
Funded in part by the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS), Ephemeral Cities Project.

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Source Institution:
University of South Florida
Holding Location:
University of South Florida, Tampa FLorida, Special Collection
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