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Inquiry Question

Historical Context



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Visual Evidence

Photo 1: Ybor Cigar Factory, c. 1886-90.

[Graphic] Photo 1 with link to higher quality photo. (National Park Service)

When Vicente Ybor built this three-story factory in 1886, it was the tallest building in the Tampa area. The June 9, 1886, issue of the Tampa Guardian declared that there was "not a more substantial structure in the state of Florida."

Questions for Photo 1

1. What does the appearance of the factory indicate about Ybor's expectations for the cigar-making industry in Tampa?

2. What evidence does the photo provide that indicates Ybor's status as a cigar manufacturer at the time?

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