Tuesday, June 3, 2008

1918 Cigar Factory in Ybor City Florida

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The postcard for today is a circa 1918 E. C. Kropp production showing the E. Regensburg & Sons Cigar Factory in Ybor City Florida. Ybor is a historic neighborhood in Tampa Florida that was developed by a group of cigar manufacturers beginning in 1885 and orginally populated by immigrants from Cuba, Spain and Italy. The cigar factories were the primary employers up until the 1930s and the Great Depression when the immigrants began to move away and accelerated their migration after World War II. In the late 1980s, the area began a redevelopment as a nightclub and entertainment destination. (Info thanks to Wikipedia. Be sure to go there and read the fascinating history of Ybor) This postcard can be found in my Florida listings along with 10,000 more post cards on my website, Moody's Postcards.

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