UK picture archives on the Caribbean 1872-1960 – now available

UK colonial picture archives on the Caribbean  1872-1960 – now available

Slum house in the Caribbean

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. April 5, 2013: Caribbean nationals can now get a glimpse into the past via “The Caribbean Through a Lens Project.”

The National Archives-UK has been working with community groups there to share and explore Caribbean images from 1872 to 1960s that are being culled from the Colonial Office library photographic collection and the Central Office of Information British Empire collection of photographs.   

The collection spans over 100 years of history and the Archives-UK has now put the photos up on Flicker. They are available to all and can even be downloaded at

Photos include images like workers in canefields; sugar plantation village of old slave type houses, which held about ten families and images from individual former British colonies including  British Guiana – Guyana.

Here is the full list of countries featured: Antigua, Bahamas, Barbados,Belize, Bermuda,British Virgin islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Kitts/ Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks & Caicos.

Post a comment or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.


  • Deen  On 04/05/2013 at 1:27 pm

    A treasure trove of historical photographs especially of British Guiana during the colonial era. Fortunately, I was lucky to see a picture of the old mosque at No.78 Village, Corentyne, British Guiana including a person who appears to be my grandfather.
    Thanks to Cyril Bryan/Guyanese Online for publishing this wonderful collection of old photographs

  • Rosaliene Bacchus  On 04/05/2013 at 4:20 pm

    Thanks for sharing, Cyril.

  • Jackie Chin Headecker  On 04/06/2013 at 2:54 pm

    Wonderful collection of memories. I was about 15 years old when the riots occured and some of the photos bring back memories. Thanks for sharing.

  • Kay  On 04/08/2013 at 8:17 pm

    This is great work. Priceless collection of pictures.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: