The Influence of the Cigar Industry

It is difficult to imagine our club without the influence of cigars.  In fact, it is not possible to do so.  Our history is inextricably linked to the cigar industry, as is the history of our city.  How much different it would be if Vicente Martinez Ybor, Ignacio Haya, and the many cigar manufacturers that followed them had decided to take their industry elsewhere in the late 19th century.  To pay tribute to that industry, our reason for being, we present the following collection of photographs taken long ago.  Our aim is to keep growing this collection over time.  Thus, we hope that visitors to this website will share their cigar photo memories with us so that we can make our collection more complete.