Helen Kleinberg Photographs of the Partagas Royal Tobacco Company, Havana, Cuba

Collection Number: 6101 P

Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Helen Kleinberg Photographs of the Partagas Royal Tobacco Company, Havana, Cuba, 1998
Collection Number:
6101 P
Creator:
Kleinberg, Helen Royal Tobacco Company
Quantity:
0.2 linear ft.
Forms of Material:
Photographs.
Repository:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Language:
Collection material in English


ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

Partags is among the oldest extant brands of cigars, established in Havana in 1845.
The Catalan Don Jaume Partags i Ravell, migrated to Cuba and founded with the help of a Lloret de Mar businessman, Joan Conill, a smal tobacco factory in Havana in 1827, before establishing his own factory, Real Fabricas de Tabaco Partagas in 1845. The name, which translates as "Partagas Royal Tobacco Factory".
Don Juaume was murdered (supposedly by a jealous rival he'd been vying with in one of his love affairs) on one of his plantations in either 1864 or 1868 and his son Josep partagas took over the business.
The factory and brand were later sold and turned over several times. In 2002, Altadis bought a controlling share in the Cuban government-owned cigar distributor, Habanos SA, and instituted a number of changes in cigar production.
After making several changes to production, Partagas now offers two machine-made cigarillos (the Mini and the Club) and a brand of cigarettes.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Kleinberg, Helen
Royal Tobacco Company

Form and Genre Terms:
Photographs.


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Cite As:
Helen Kleinberg Photographs of the Partagas Royal Tobacco Company, Havana, Cuba #6101 P. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Box 1 Folder 1
6 photographs, 2 matted statements about the project, and some typed 'bullets' it appears to be the parts of a display