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The Tomb of Columbus in the Havana Cathedral in 1898. A transcription and translaiton of the text is given by Ponce de León.

The left section of the postcard shows the tablet with the text (in translation): IN MEMORIAM. The Government of Spain removed the ashes of the Great Admiral Don Christopher Columbus from the Republic of Santo Domingo and were deposited in this place the 19th of January, 1796. The same Government, upon cessation of its sovereignty over this Republic, removed them on the 26th of September, 1898, to the Catherdral of Seville.

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