Historic Photo of the Day: Refreshment in the Mountains

Awesome mountains!! Awesome country …. Puerto Rico!!


War Against All Puerto Ricans: Revolution and Terror in America’s Colony

Louise and Edwin Rosskam lived in Puerto Rico from 1945 to 1953.

Like the photographer Jack Delano, they initially arrived on a photo assignment – but they fell in love with the island, and decided to stay.

They took thousand of photos of Puerto Rican people, places and events – and left a wonderful record of life on the island, before one million cars and countless corporations invaded it.

The following image was taken in October 1945 by Louise Rosskam. There is innocence to it, and also an omen of things to come.

High up in the Cordillera mountain range, three corporations – Pepsi Cola, Coca Cola, and Royal Crown – were already staking their claim.

Roadside bar and soft drink counter, between Bayamón and Vega Alta

For an excellent summary of Louise Rosskam’s life and photography while in Puerto Rico, you can read David Gonzalez’s article in the New…

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About Dr. Rex

I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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