Posts Tagged ‘Puerto Rico’

Bizarre Foods – Puerto Rico

Icon Written by Cumba on June 8, 2009 – 7:04 pm

Two of my favorite programs on the Travel Channel are Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations and Andrew Zimmern’s Bizarre Foods. I may not always enjoy what they eat but I appreciate the glimpses into local cultures through the country’s cuisine. On June 9th, Bizarre Foods goes to Puerto Rico and from the previews, Andrew goes to [...]

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The Mentor Magazine – A Trip to Puerto Rico Articles

Icon Written by Cumba on February 7, 2009 – 12:56 pm

I recently posted a photo slide show with images from an old magazine called “The Mentor” published in 1921. The articles that accompanied the images have been scanned and I am posting them as a historical insight into Puerto Rico in 1921 as seen through an outsider’s point of view. The articles have been posted [...]

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Puerto Rico – early 1900’s Slideshow

Icon Written by Cumba on January 31, 2009 – 2:07 pm

These images are from the Library of Congress website. Most of the images were stereo view cards that were popular from the late 1800’s until the 1930’s. They were the predecessors of view masters. Stereo cards were comprised of two images that when viewed through the viewer gave a sense of seeing the images in [...]

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A Photographic Trip Through Puerto Rico in 1921

Icon Written by Cumba on January 28, 2009 – 8:27 pm

In my search for materials regarding Puerto Ricans, I sometimes come across old magazines with articles that give a glimpse into how the island and its people were perceived by outsiders. One of my purchases was a magazine from 1921 called “The Mentor,” a magazine of ‘intellectual appeal.’ They covered different topics and one of [...]

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Isabel Gonzalez and Puerto Rican Citizenship

Icon Written by Cumba on January 4, 2009 – 2:14 pm

On January 4, 1904, the Supreme Court ruled that Puerto Ricans were not illegal immigrants through the case of Gonzalez v. Williams. The Gonzalez in the case is Isabel Gonzales. I am always amazed at the bits of history that have gone overlooked and the contributions of regular every day people who changed the way [...]

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Pageant Honors Link to Puerto Rico’s Native Tribe –

Icon Written by Cumba on December 1, 2008 – 9:33 pm

Wow, I can’t believe that the New York Times had two articles on Puerto Rico one right after the other. More surprising is that it was a featured article on the front page of their web site and it had nothing to do with tourism. This article is about the Taíno influence on the island [...]

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Lorenzo Homar

Icon Written by Cumba on June 26, 2008 – 9:30 pm

Marichal dibujos y aguafuertes en el Instituto de Cultura PuertorriquenaOriginally uploaded by peacay A nice blog post about the great Puerto Rican Artist Lorenzo Homar with samples of his work can be found on

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Lamento Borincano

Icon Written by Cumba on June 22, 2008 – 12:29 pm

Lamento BorincanoOriginally uploaded by Moliniano This is one of the many images by this very talented young man that I found on Flickr. This particular photo fits so well with the lyrics to the song. Check out his work.

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Puerto Rico en los años 40

Icon Written by Cumba on June 7, 2008 – 9:13 pm

A nice collection of photos of puerto Rico in the 1940s set to Mark Anthony’s version of “Lamento Borincano”

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