National Archives UK – Photos – Caribbean & Guyana

The National Archives UK > Collections Caribbean

The Public Buildings - Georgetown  - British Guiana

Caribbean Listing:

Guyana pictures:

These images are from the Colonial Office library photographic collection (CO 1069) and the Central Office of Information British Empire collection of photographs (INF 10) have been added to Flickr so that you can comment, tag and share them easily. The images are also being used to develop exciting national community outreach projects.         

We need your comments and feedback to help bring this collection to life so that we can share your Caribbean stories and histories with global audiences.

Perhaps you have a similar picture from your own travels? If you do, post us a link. Let us know of any inaccuracies in the descriptions and help us to map the images we don’t have locations for.

The CO 1069 and INF 10 series form a diverse collection of images with a rich variety of content. In many instances we know little about the contents of the photographs or the people depicted in them. This is one of the reasons why we have published them online and asked people to comment and share their knowledge.

Please note the pictures and the captions attached to them are representative of the time they were taken. They frequently use terms that would not be used today. However, our role is to preserve the historic public record, which is why they have been preserved and presented as originally captured.

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  • Dr. Hewick  On 09/30/2013 at 11:10 pm

    A monumental gift to researchers and highlights the significance of your roots which define who you are. It’s therapeutic to look back and be energized. Wisely said:” Unless we remember, we cannot understand.” E. M. Foster

  • Deen  On 10/01/2013 at 12:40 pm

    Thanks for this.

  • Gerald A. Archambeau-author  On 03/07/2015 at 3:26 pm

    Please check out my grandfathers lost Jamaican contribution to his country, as a born Jamaican Police Inspector, Author, Explorer. Naturalist & Lecturer. Herbert Theodore Thomas 156 to 1930. Visit the website to get the researched fatcs.

  • Gerald A. Archambeau-author  On 07/30/2015 at 12:42 am

    The latest info on “The Archambeau-Thomas family Collection” is at York U. Carla Thomas Archives & Special Collections, in Toronto On. Canada. Also at the University of Florida Digital Library in the Digital Library of the Caribbean. Just enter my grandfather’s full name “Herbert Theodore Thomas, and see all his two books and a pamphlet, with free downloads. Also his full family Genealogy info &
    contribution to Jamaica and the UK that was buried for decades. Now revealed for public use. With mt thanks Gerald A. Archambeau author & grandson.of H.T.Thomas.

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