Fidel Castro visits New York, 1959

In 1959, Fidel Castro came to New York, hired a public relations firm, ate hot dogs, kissed ladies like a rock star, and held babies like a politician. Loved by some, hated by others, his trips to the Big Apple were galvanizing.

01 Gladys Feijoo 19 year old Miss La Prensa of 1959 kisses Fidel Castro as he signs his autograph for her collection on April 22 1959 Fidel Castro visits New York, 1959
Gladys Feijoo, 19-year-old Miss La Prensa of 1959, kisses Fidel Castro as he signs his autograph for her collection on April 22, 1959
02 Fidel gets a taste of America as he wolfs down hot dog at the Bronx Zoo on April 22 1959 Fidel Castro visits New York, 1959
Fidel gets a taste of America as he wolfs down hot dog at the Bronx Zoo on April 22, 1959
03 Castro tosses a peanut to an elephant at the Bronx Zoo as he tours New York City on April 22 1959 Fidel Castro visits New York, 1959
Castro tosses a peanut to an elephant at the Bronx Zoo as he tours New York City on April 22, 1959

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