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Susan D. Greenbaum, Afro-Cubans in Ybor City: A Centennial History (Tampa: [s.n.], 1986)

Cuban Barber

Many Cubans worked from home as semiprofessional barbers in addition to their work in the cigar factories. The barbershop of Jose Toribio Lara (left) became known as the "consulate" because it was a traditional gathering place where men met and held discussions.

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