Margarita Lora's Passenger Ticket, 1961


After the Cuban Revolution, many parents feared for their children's futures under communism. This Pan American passenger ticket was used by eight year old Margarita Lora when she left Cuba for Miami, Florida on August 14, 1961 as part of Operation Pedro Pan, a program that airlifted over 14,000 unaccompanied Cuban children from Havana to the United States between 1960 and 1962.

Date Made: November 1960

Maker: Pan American Airlines

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United StatesAssociated Place: Cuba: La Habana, HavanaUnited States: Florida, Miami

Related Event: Cold War


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Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Gift of Margarita Lora

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2015.0046.04Catalog Number: 2015.0046.04Accession Number: 2015.0046

Object Name: passenger ticket

Physical Description: paper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 3 1/4 in x 7 11/16 in; 8.255 cm x 19.558 cm


Record Id: nmah_1692663

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