Historic Photo of the Day: God Bless America

War Against All Puerto Ricans: Revolution and Terror in America’s Colony

 

This photo was taken in 1941 in the elegant El Escambrón ballroom/nightclub.

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El Escambrón was the swankiest “American style” venue in Puerto Rico at the time.

With World War II raging, it was also a time of heightened patriotism and military indoctrination.

Of historical interest: El Escambrón is the place where Police Chief Riggs invited Pedro Albizu Campos to lunch, and offered him $150,000 to “go easy on the Nationalism stuff.”

 

2 Comments on “Historic Photo of the Day: God Bless America

  1. Those headpieces most be pretty heavy on their heads. What a load to carry.

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  2. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    God Bless America … “Of historical interest: El Escambrón is the place where Police Chief Riggs invited Pedro Albizu Campos to lunch, and offered him $150,000 to “go easy on the Nationalism stuff.”

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