British West Indies (general region)
Found in 40 Collections and/or Records:
Articles from 'The Field'
Asphalt Lakes, Trinidad
A collection of photographs mounted on card, measuring approximately 205 x 155 mm., with brief typed captions pasted to the mounts. The collection shows stages in the extraction, transportation and refining of pitch from the asphalt lake at La Brea, in the south-west corner of the Island. Raleigh used the pitch from this lake to caulk his ships as early as 1585, declaring it to be the best he had ever used.
British West Indies souvenir folder, 1910 - 1945
Coloured postcards, published by Photogelatine Engraving Co. Ltd, Ottawa. Subjects include: Carlisle Bay, the Windsor Hotel, the Nelson Monument, the Yacht Club, Yacht racing, a sugar factory, The Lion at Gun Hill, and 'Mawbee' the drink of the natives.
Castries, St. Lucia and British West Indies souvenir folder, 1910 - 1945
Postcards published by Photogelatine Engraving Co. Ltd, Ottawa. Subjects include: Port Castries, Government buildings, Columbus Square, Holy Trinity Church, military barracks, Vieux Fort, Coaling at St. Lucia, Pigeon Island (ruins of fort used by Admiral Rodney in the year 1796), and Victoria Park.
E.A. Gay collection on Grenada
Prints showing a variety of scenes in town and country. They are listed in manuscript on a sheet of paper inserted at the front of the album and these descriptions have been transcribed as found.
Fisher photograph collection
Government House, Grenada, 1897
291 x 221 mm (overall), 140 x 101 mm (image). Halftone print. Studio name printed as part of image, print inscribed by hand in ink, au recto, below image. Photograph shows the Government House framed by trees, with a roadway leading up to the house where a uniformed guard is stationed.
Government House, Tobago, BWI, 1906
77 x 49 mm. Showing the side of Government House from the lawn.
Grand Etang, Grenada, 1897
229 x 291 mm (overall), 127 x 203 mm (image). Halftone print. Studio name printed as part of image, print inscribed by hand in ink, au recto, below image. Photograph is taken from an elevated location and shows Grand Etang Lake in Grenada, surrounded by lush foliage.
Lady Swettenham collection (Malaya and Jamaica)
Photographs by various photographers and three other items. They relate to the career of James Alexander Swettenham, who, after serving in Ceylon and Cyprus, became Colonial Secretary in Singapore in 1895. He was Governor of British Guyana 1901-1904 and of Jamaica 1904-1907. His period in Singapore coincided with the service in Malaya of his more famous brother, Sir Frank Swettenham. Their father was James Oldham Swettenham, Solicitor of Belper.
Leeward Islands, 1971 - 1972
Contains slides covering most of the major islands of the group, both associated states and dependent territories. One relates to Marnham's official duties, the launch given to St Kitts in 1972.
Life in Trinidad
Collection of colour 35 mm transparencies given by the High Commission for Trinidad in August 1982. When planning the exhibition 'Commonwealth in Focus' the library requested material from Commonwealth Governments and these slides were sent in response. A continuous slide show was prepared to portray contemporary aspects of the countries of the Commonwealth and nine of these slides were copied for inclusion. The image descriptions are copied from the list supplied with the slides.
Linstead, Jamaica, 1897
229 x 291 mm (overall), 101 x 139 mm (image). Halftone print. Studio name printed as part of image, print inscribed by hand in ink, au recto, below image. Photograph shows a very busy street market at what is identified by a sign within the image (partially cropped at left edge) as the Linstead Bazaar.
Market shed, Scarborough, Tobago, BWI, 1906
Showing a roofed market shed at Scarborough.
Memorial Wing, Victoria Institute
Montego Bay, Jamaica, 1897
229 x 291 mm (overall), 101 x 139 mm (image). Halftone print. Studio name printed as part of image, print inscribed by hand in ink, au recto, below image. Photograph is taken from an elevated location and shows treetops and rooftops at the coast. Open water, a ship and land are visible in the background.
Photographs of Barbados, circa 1905, 1905
Contains loose prints measuring approximately 200 x 150 mm, with pencilled captions on the backs.
Photographs of Dominica, circa 1910, 1910
Contains loose prints showing views in Dominica. The original prints are accompanied by six half-tone reproductions from a printed book, measuring 138 x 83 mm, showing the following scenes: 1. View in Botanic Station; 2. A settler's home in the forest; 3. Roseau from the sea; 4. Market Street, Roseau; 5. Natives hand-pressing lime; 6. Breaking cocao pods.
Photographs of Grenada, circa 1890, 1890
Contains loose photographs measuring approximately 210 x 155 mm and with pencilled captions on the backs of the photographs. Photographs show two views in St George's and four scenes in a cocao plantation.
Photographs of Jamaica, circa 1900-1911, 1900 - 1911
Contains loose, miscellaneous prints of various sizes photographed by A. Duperly and Son, Young Brothers, S.C. Scott and Dr Sinclair. Most of the photographs have pencilled captions on the back; those prints for which captions were composed are enclosed in square brackets.
Photographs of St. Kitts, circa 1900, 1900
Contains loose photographs by José Anjo with pencilled captions and photographer's stamp on the reverse of the prints. The pictures show buildings and a public garden in St. Kitts and Nevis (the two islands were formed into a union in 1882, although the idea had been mooted as early as 1723). The fourth image is a duplicate of No. 3.
Photographs of St. Vincent
A collection of loose photographs measuring approximately 240 x 190 mm, with pencilled captions on the reverse. Of excellent technical quality, the photographs show scenes in and around Kingstown on a market day. The front of each print is imprinted 'J.C. Wilson, Photo: St. Vincent'.
Photographs of St. Vincent, circa 1900-1910, 1900 - 1910
Contains loose photographs of various sizes. One is signed on reverse 'Cyril T. [?] Adams, Chateaubelair, St. Vincent'; other photographers unknown.
Photographs of Trinidad, 1911-1912, 1911 - 1912
Contains loose photographs measuring approximately 100 x 75 mm with handwritten captions on reverse of the prints.
Pitch Lake, Trinidad, 1897
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.