Under the bamboo tree, Port of Spain, Trinidad, W.I.

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dc.contributor.author Moebius, E.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-09-09T14:10:16Z
dc.date.available 2009-09-09T14:10:16Z
dc.date.issued 2009-09-09T14:10:16Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2139/5255
dc.description Colour; Black and White; Style: Landscape; Other: Bordered, Undivided en
dc.description.abstract A small community lives “under the bamboo tree” in this postcard. There are four very simple wooden houses standing on little wooden legs, with boards for windows and doors. A small section of wooden louvers, just above some of the windows, allow further ventilation of these houses. There is a sign on the wooden building at the extreme bottom right but it is illegible. Electricity lines, attached to two electricity poles, pass overhead and about eleven (11) residents, mostly adults, pose for the taking of the photograph on what seems to be a typical day in this community. Some of them are standing and one is sitting near the doorways of their homes. Everyone is plainly dressed. The men are wearing pants and shirts and the women are wearing dresses that reach to just under their knees. Most of the people in the photograph are wearing hats. The only child in the photograph is a little girl sitting on the left on a concrete embankment. She is wearing the most elaborate outfit in the photograph as her blouse appears to have either a sailor collar or a rolled tie at its front. A street sign that seems to say “Sydenham Avenue” towers directly above the little girl. A group of mostly ladies are standing next to her. At the middle of the photograph, there is a man tending to a donkey under a large clump of bamboo that envelopes the entire community. There are other trees in the photograph besides the bamboo tree at center, for instance there is a coconut palm on the left but the bamboo tree dominates the entire space so that everything is “under the bamboo tree”. This post card indicates that it was “Authorised by Act of Congress, May 19, 1898”. The postage stamp area states: “one cent for United States and Island possessions, Cuba, Canada and Mexico; two cents elsewhere”. en
dc.description.sponsorship Funding for this project has been provided by Mrs. Irma E. Goldstraw. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher C.E. Barker en
dc.rights Please contact the Main Library, The University of the West Indies for permission to use the digitized images. wimail@sta.uwi.edu en
dc.subject Trinidad and Tobago en
dc.subject Postcards en
dc.subject Housing, Rural en
dc.subject Bamboo en
dc.subject Trees--Coconut palm en
dc.subject Rural roads en
dc.subject Villages en
dc.subject Rural children en
dc.subject 1898 en
dc.title Under the bamboo tree, Port of Spain, Trinidad, W.I. en
dc.type Image en

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