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Martinique, 1880 - 1889

 Item
Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y307A/63

Scope and Contents

399 x 240 mm. A view showing the town and harbour of St Pierre, the chief commercial centre (rather than the capital) of Martinique. The picture shows the curve of the town along the bay and a harbour crowded with sailing ships at anchor (and one steamer flying the French flag, in the background). In the distance the volcanic peak of Mont Pelée looms over the town. Y307A/63-67 have an added interest and importance following the complete destruction of the town in May 1902 (see Y307E for photographs of St Pierre a few days after the eruption). On the shoreline there seems to be evidence of a severe storm, with the hulks of two wrecked boats lying near the beach.

Dates

  • 1880 - 1889

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Language of Materials

English

Existence and Location of Originals

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Date information

DateText: The date is approximate..

Finding aid date

2012-09-06 09:32:23+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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