A series of vintage photographs capture Hemingway during his residence in Cuba, where he spent his time with his wife, his cats and the locals, fishing with Gregorio Fuentes, the inspiration for his novel The Old Man and the Sea, and received the Nobel Prize in Literature in October 1954:
July 1940. Photo by Lloyd Arnold/Hulton Archive.
Ernest Hemingway with a local man in Cuba, circa 1945. Photo by Popperfoto.
Ernest Hemingway and his fourth wife, Mary Welsh, hold their pets in jai alai baskets on the Hemingway farm in San Francisco de Paulo, Havana, Cuba, March 1946. Photo by Underwood Archives.
Ernest Hemingway and his friend Gregorio Fuentes who inspired him for his novel ‘The Old Man and the Sea,’ Cuba, 1950s. Photo by Francoise De Mulder/Roger Viollet.
Ernest Hemingway with Gregorio Fuentes, the inspiration for ‘The Old Man and the Sea,’ 1950s. Photo by Philippe Giraud/Sygma.