Salvador Rodriguez Cigars ,
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1953 2012

1953 2012


The Salvador Rodriguez cigar factory was built in 1903 but is better known as the Charles the Great factory, named after Rodriguez’s most well known cigar brand. Today, the factory is owned by the Tampa Sweetheart’s Cigar Company.

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All prints, 11x14 and smaller, come with a decorative white mat. Unless otherwise specified, the historic photo and modern photo are printed on the same sheet of photographic paper. If you would like your photo framed or printed in a size not listed, please feel free to contact me .
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Photo Credits

Historic photograph Courtesy of the Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library System

Modern photograph by Bryan Weinstein

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  1. Dan Perez says:

    Wonderful set, interesting to see the water tank vanish!

  2. Dennis says:

    This factory is owned by Arturo Fuente Cigar Company and the owners are Carlito & Cynthia Fuente the son and daughter of the late great Don Carlos Fuente, Sr owner and pioneer of the Arturo Fuente Cigar Company.

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