My father, Edward Roberts, was aboard the maiden voyage of the liner America, which left New York on August 10, 1940. I have some movies he took of life aboard as well as the shore visits, and will get them converted and uploaded soon… but in the meantime, here are a couple of images to share.

The first is from the Sans Souci restaurant (that’s Ed, second from left):

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And here they are in Sloppy Joe’s bar, with my dad at the far left:

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More to come on this page after I convert the two 7″ reels of 8mm film and host it on YouTube… some amazing footage!¬† If you’re looking for vintage images from Havana, there are some real treasures¬†by Ramiro Fernandez in the books Cuba Then and I Was Cuba.