Reasons for consideration:
Carteles was published from September 1919 and in print until July 1960 by brothers Oscar and Conrado Massaguer. Carteles covered pre-revolution Cuban commerce, art, sports and social life. It is considered one of the most popular magazines in pre-Revolutionary Cuba. Beginning in 1924, Carteles became more active in Cuban politics with articles criticizing the government of Gerardo Machado. Carteles was a perfect example of the humor and graphic design that artists such as Horacio Rodríguez Suria and Andrés García Benítez, employed during this period as commentary on Cuban society and politics. Several prominent writers, such as Alejo Carpentier and Emilio Roig de Leuchsenring, also contributed to Carteles.
FIU’s Special Collections Department reports that researchers constantly request access to our issues of Carteles. This longstanding record of publication captures Cuban life. Creating a near complete run of all Carteles issues in one open-access digital platform will open up its use on a global scale.
Massaguer, Conrado; Massaguer, Oscar; Empresa Editora Carteles, .