Vintage Photos Capture Life in Cuba in 1983

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Fred W. McDarrah was the first staff photographer at The Village Voice, and an essential chronicler of the Beat Generation and counterculture movements from the 1960s. In 1983, he visited Cuba and captured everyday life, street scenes and people of the country (mostly in Havana).

Pedestrians walk past cars parked in front of the Cubatur travel office (on Calle 25 near Calle L), Havana.

A 1955 Buick Special parked in front of a single-story residence off Via Blanca, near Varadero.

A dilapidated 1952 Chevrolet Deluxe parked outside a residential mansion in the Miramar neighborhood, Havana.

View, across the Malecon, of the historic Hotel Nacional de Cuba (architects McKim, Mead and White, 1930), Havana.

Nighttime view of a neon sign marking the 130th anniversary of the birth of Jose Marti, Havana.

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