From 1938-1942, Elisofon ran a commercial photography studio. He was hired as a photographer in the Federal Writers' Project series These Are Our Lives in 1939. From 1942-1964, he worked for LIFE magazine as a full-time appointment as a staff photographer. Below is a small collection of wonderful color photographs of life in Cuba, ca. 1946 by Eliot Elisofon.
|Pedestrian traffic on narrow city street. Camaguey, Cuba.|
|Lottery ticket vendor. Camaguey, Cuba.|
|Band entertaining guests at the Kastillito Club on Varadero Beach. Cuba.|
|Man watching fisherman w. a net working along Varadero Beach. Cuba.|
|Wave crashing against a breakwater along The Malecon, a waterfront boulevard. Havana, Cuba.|
(Images © Eliot Elisofon, via LIFE photo archive hosted by Google)