Padrón: a history in photos

Jorge and José O. Padrón share a moment in Estelí, Nicaragua
1926 Anniversary Serie No. 80
Tabacos Cubanica employees, 1970
Tabacos Cubanica employees, 1970.
The Steamship Covadonga brochure cover
The Steamship Covadonga. José O. Padrón sailed on this ship from Spain on November 22, 1961, en route to New York.
Rodolfo Padrón, Miami, 1970s
Rodolfo Padrón at Padrón Cigars’ offices, Miami, 1973.
Padrón's first electric bill for $50, August 1964
The first electric bill was for $50, August 1964.
José O. Padrón, Nicaragua, 1965
José O. Padrón, Nicaragua, 1965
Father Francisco Padrón, his brothers Rodolfo and Estelo, and José O. in the middle.
Padrón Cigars first employee holiday bonus
Padrón Cigars first employee holiday bonus.
Padrón Convention 1998
Some of the Padróns, Jorge, José O., Marcos Soto, Orlando and Rodolfo, at a cigar convention at the Opryland Hotel, Nashville, Tennessee, 1998.
José O. Padrón inspecting tobacco, 1973.
José O. Padrón inspecting tobacco, 1973.
José O. and Rodolfo Padrón smoking fumas, late 1970s.
Article in the Miami News on Padrón Cigars in Miami, March 1972
Article in the Miami News on Padrón Cigars in Miami, March 1972.
José O. Padrón and Roberto Martínez inspecting the first shipment of Nicaraguan tobacco to the United States, 1967.
José O. Padrón and Roberto Martínez inspecting the first shipment of Nicaraguan tobacco to the United States, 1967.
Life Magazine, 1971 (left to right) Rodolfo Padrón, Victoriano Méndez, José O. Padrón and Vicente Matilla.
Life Magazine, 1971 (left to right) Rodolfo Padrón, Victoriano Méndez, José O. Padrón and Vicente Matilla.
José O. Padrón (center) with father Francisco and brothers Rodolfo and Estelo
José O. Padrón (center) with father Francisco and brothers Rodolfo and Estelo
José O. Padrón - 1970s
José O. Padron - 1970s
Padrón Cigars’ offices in Miami, 1982, showing José Martí’s phrase that would be placed on the building’s façade after several bombings by terrorists.
Padrón Cigars’ offices in Miami, 1982, showing José Martí’s phrase that would be placed on the building’s façade after several bombings by terrorists.
Vintage photo of Padrón's 8th Anniversary Party in 1972
Party celebrating the eighth anniversary of Padrón Cigars’ founding, Miami, 1972.
José O. Padrón throwing the first pitch at a baseball game celebrating the Padrón family’s support for the people and the community of Estelí, Nicaragua.
José O. Padrón throwing the first pitch at a baseball game celebrating the Padrón family’s support for the people and the community of Estelí, Nicaragua.
Vintage photo of José O., Rodolfo & Francisco Padrón in 1978
José O. Padrón and his brother Rodolfo, enjoying a moment with their father Francisco, during his visit to Miami in 1978.
Vintage photo of Padrón Cigars giving Christmas bonuses to its employees - 1970s
Padrón Cigars has given a Christmas bonus to its employees every year since the beginning of the tradition in 1964, and continues doing so to this day.
José O. Padrón inspecting Havana-type tobacco plant 65 days after planting and after two leaf cuts.
José O. Padrón inspecting Havana-type tobacco plant 65 days after planting and after two leaf cuts.
The making of Padrón Cigars in Miami 1975 - newspaper clipping
Making of Padrón Cigars in Miami, 1975.
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