The story of the Cuban cigar industry after the War of 1868-78 involves a flurry of mergers and annexing among the survivors, many new companies, and an increased foreign (German, British and American) involvement. Over time I hope to post pictorial exhibits with a more historical bent that tell that story. Meanwhile, for your viewing pleasure, a sampling of important cigar companies and their labels. Unfortunately, less than 20% of this particular collection has been photographed. If you enjoy this exhibit, be certain to visit other Cuban exhibits, most of which are more complete.

        Because top brands (marcas) have almost mythical importance in Cuban cigar history, they are included when pictures are available.


A National Cigar Museum Exclusive

© Tony Hyman

is OPEN while under construction

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