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South Camp Hotel

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This hotel was situated at 68 South Camp Rd, a mile from the heart of Kingston and was able to house 48 guests. It featured a cocktail bar, fresh water swimming pool, card games and archery for experts and amateurs. The last telephone listing of the…

John Canoe dancers, Jamaica, W.I.

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A troupe of John Canoe dancers including the "Queen" and Pitchy Patchy. John Canoe/Jonkonnu is believed to be derived from the name of a famous African Chief of the Guinea Coast named John Connu and a cultural retention of slave society. In Jamaica,…

St. James Parish Church

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Built between 1775 and 1782, the church was dedicated to St. James, the Great-Patron Saint of Spain. The 1957 earthquake caused extensive damage to this structure, which brought the need for a complete restoration of the building. One of the numerous…

Brown's Town, St. Ann

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This hilltop view of Brown’s Town was taken in 1910 and the scene shows the town abuzz with activity. At present, Brown’s Town is a vibrant commercial center, with the hub being the Brown’s Town Market.

Mulatta

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Two women - one mulatta and the other black - standing near the entrance of a small house.

Market girl at Barbados

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A market woman from Barbados travelling with baskets filled with market goods.

Luxury in the West Indies

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A planter sitting around a small table with his legs propped upon a chair as he is served a beverage by a scantily clad female slave.

West India Custom

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White couple being served by a young slave boy.

Manner of washing in the West Indies

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Woman washing clothes the "West Indian way" ie. beating the clothes with a stick on rocks in a river.

West India Custom (2)

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A woman sits on a verandah with her feet up while reading a book.