34 results found for: name:"Lillydahl, Sandy"

Gallery view

1970

Lillydahl, Sandy

Playa Giron (Bay of Pigs): Brigade members and others atop inactive tank

Playa Giron (Cuba) - After lunch, we visited the US invasion museum. The Brigadistas in the photo are climbing on an American tank captured during the invasion. The boys in the foreground are some Cuban students who met us at the museum. The indoor exhibits looked very familiar to us -- some of us were wearing Army Navy store clothing and equipment identical to what had been captured and put on display."

Sandy Lillydahl Venceremos Brigade Photograph Collection

1970

Lillydahl, Sandy

Brigade members arriving in Havana Harbor

Havana (Cuba) - "Taken the morning we reached Havana Harbor. A small launch filled with Cuban Venceremos Brigade staff motored out to greet us and accompany us to the pier. It was the first time we saw the orange shirts of the Venceremos Brigade."

Sandy Lillydahl Venceremos Brigade Photograph Collection

1970

Lillydahl, Sandy

Oriente Province, with Santiago de Cuba in distance

Cuba - "Several Cuban independence campaigns had begun in Oriente, and it was regarded as the most revolutionary province in Cuba. When our buses approached Santiago in the darkening evening, hundreds of people lined the road, carrying lit candles. It was a beautiful and deeply moving experience to ride for over a mile looking at their illuminated faces. The Venceremos Brigade represented their hopes for an ... more

Sandy Lillydahl Venceremos Brigade Photograph Collection

1970

Lillydahl, Sandy

Campesinos (one on horse) waving

Cuba - "Campesinos, the rural peasants of Cuba. If our assigned cane fields were a long walk from the camp, we'd hitch rides with campesinos driving farm machinery, and we often saw them on their horses. When asked 'what has the revolution done for you?' they would invariably smile and say 'I can read.' Bundles of books strapped across the rear of their saddles indicated their continuing studies in adult edu... more

Sandy Lillydahl Venceremos Brigade Photograph Collection

1970

Lillydahl, Sandy

Lourdes Chateloin and Dulce, Cuban women who worked with Brigade #6

Aguacate (Cuba) - "Their orange Venceremos Brigade t-shirts are printed with crossed machetes and one red star for the one million arrobas of sugar cane cut by the first brigade (25 pounds = 1 arroba). At the end of our stay in Cuba, we were given shirts with 3 red stars. Because we had increased the Venceremos Brigade's output by another 2 million arrobas. Lourdes was from Jaguey Grande, a small town near Playa Giron ... more

Sandy Lillydahl Venceremos Brigade Photograph Collection

1970

Lillydahl, Sandy

Eva Mondon cutting cane

Aguacate (Cuba) - "We cut sugar cane in pairs, each machetero following two rows of cane through the field. The leafy tops were slashed off and discarded on the sides of the rows, and the remaining canes were cut and stacked in piles to await pick up by the alzadora crews in trucks or ox wagons. The Cubans issued each of us thick blue grey work shirts, work pants, heavy gloves, straw hats, and work boots if we needed t... more

Sandy Lillydahl Venceremos Brigade Photograph Collection

1970

Lillydahl, Sandy

Meriendas: Mary (Cuban member), unidentified Brigade member, Elsie Morales, and Jay on snack break in cane field

Aguacate (Cuba) - "The red and white tin held squares of sweet cake... Mary was from Havana and had a small daughter whom she visited on weekends. We were each told to bring a metal file to Cuba to use in sharpening our machetes. One by one the files got lost in the fields until Jay possessed the only remaining file in Brigade 6. He kept it strapped to his belt, and we'd take turns sitting next to him to use it. Jay be... more

Sandy Lillydahl Venceremos Brigade Photograph Collection

1970 July 12

Rice, Barbara

Postcard of Renato, Cuban jefe of work brigade, seated on bench (postcard from Sandra Rice inviting Lillydahl to festival on Cambridge Common

Cambridge (Mass.) - "The card mentions a July 26 celebration on Cambridge Common in honor of the Cuban Revolution. Barbara and I participated with other returned Brigadistas in a guerilla theater skit on Cuban revolutionary history. The photo is Renato, the Cuban jefe (chief or leader) of our work brigade. Renato was from Oriente province and introduced us to the Oriente accent and Cuban leadership style.... more

Sandy Lillydahl Venceremos Brigade Photograph Collection