"Che" Guevara, Ernesto
Document signed, one page, 8,25 x 11 inch, `Banco Nacional de Cuba` letterhead, 15.12.1960, in Spanish (untranslated), to `Sr. Administrador de la Fabrica de Tabacos` - instructions related to the Cuban currency and circulation, signed in black ink with his usual diminutive "che", attractively mounted for display with a photograph, shows Ernesto Che Guevara in a close-up portrait (altogether 21,5 x 17,75 inch), with uniform toning, mild stains, and punch holes to the upper edge profesionally restored - in nearly fine condition. Guevara was at the very top of Castro's government when this document was signed, serving as minister of industries and president of the Cuban National Bank. Despite his status, the activist in him disliked his official governmental duties, leading him to dismissively and diminutively sign documents such as this solely as 'Che.' For Guevara, it was his way of symbolically showing his distaste for class distinctions, even when it mean recognizing the working class.
|Profession||Argentine Marxist revolutionary|
|Size in inch (1 inch = 2.5 cm)||8,25 x 11 (altogether 21,5 x 17,75) inch|
|Type of Autograph||documents|
|Expert comment||Authentic Che Guevara autographs are getting scarce - especially documents signed as President of the National Bank !|