Untitled Image (Woman Smoking a Cigar)
This image depicts a black woman, perhaps a hawker, with a basket on her head and smoking a cigar. This illustration is not specifically described, but is shown at the beginning of a chapter that discusses Cuban cigars and tobacco at length. Samuel Hazard (1834-1876) was an American publisher and bookseller from Pennsylvania, who collected engravings and prints. After joining the union army, he rose through the ranks as brevet major until he resigned on surgeon's certificate of disability in 1865. After, he traveled to Cuba and Santo Domingo as a correspondent of the Philadelphia Press during protracted conflict related to the decolonization of the Spanish Caribbean.
Samuel Hazard, Cuba with pen and pencil (Hartford, Conn., 1871), p. 212.
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