Wattle-and-Daub Thatched Houses, Barbados, n.d.

Description

No date is given for this photo, but the Library of Congress dates it between ca. 1890 and 1923. Although long after slave emancipation in the British West Indies, the houses are very similar, if not identical, to the most common type of slave housing in Barbados. The area of Barbados is not identified, but it is clearly the Scotland District, perhaps the pottery-making village of Chalky Mount; what appears to be a beehive kiln is shown in the lower right hand corner

Source

Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Frank and Francis Carpenter Collection, LC-USZ62-95078

Language

English

Rights

Image is in the public domain. Metadata is available under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International.

Identifier

NW0252

Spatial Coverage

Caribbean--Barbados

Citation

"Wattle-and-Daub Thatched Houses, Barbados, n.d.", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed April 5, 2020, http://www.slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item/1402
No date is given for this photo, but the Library of Congress dates it between ca. 1890 and 1923. Although long after slave emancipation in the British West Indies, the houses are very similar, if not identical, to the most common type of slave housing in Barbados. The area of Barbados is not identified, but it is clearly the Scotland District, perhaps the pottery-making village of Chalky Mount; what appears to be a beehive kiln is shown in the lower right hand corner
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