Día de Reyes
"Day of Kings" (caption translation). This lithograph shows the annual festival held on 6 January with Africans and their descendants dancing and playing a repertoire of musical instruments openly in the streets of Havana. Frédéric Mialhe (1810-c. 1861), also Federico Mialhe, was a French landscape painter and draughtsman. He went to Cuba on by invitation of the Real Sociedad Patriótica. He designed three sets of lithographs from 1838 to 1854. The publisher, Bernardo May, claimed ownership of this image and sold them under his own name. For a discussion on the image see Emilio Cueto, Mialhe's Colonial Cuba (Miami: The Historical Association of Southern Florida, 1994), p. 105. See also image ILN026.
"Plate XVI" in Album pintoresco de la isla de Cuba (Havana[?]: B. May y Ca., 1851[?]).
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"Día de Reyes", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed February 27, 2020, http://www.slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item/2163