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Pitch Lake, Trinidad, 1897

 Item
Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y307J/6

Scope and Contents

229 x 291 mm (overall); 120 x 192 mm (image). Halftone print. Studio name printed as part of image, print inscribed by hand in ink, au recto, below image. Photograph shows at least four people loading horse-drawn wagons.

Pitch Lake is the largest natural deposit of asphalt in the world located in La Brea, southwest Trinidad, within the Siparia Regional Corporation.

Dates

  • 1897

Conditions Governing Access

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Language of Materials

English

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Very good condition, age toned, with noticeable dirt marks and finger prints in margin.

Related Materials

C. Washington Eves (Charles Washington); Royal Colonial Institute (Great Britain). The West Indies. 4th ed. London: S. Low, Marston, & Co, 1897. See p. 191.

Date information

DateText: The date is approximate..

Originator(s)

W.M.H. Ward & Co.

Finding aid date

2020-01-29 15:12:55+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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