Sedan chair, Bathsheba

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dc.coverage.spatial Barbados - St. Joseph - Bathsheba en_US Early 20th century en_US 2018-10-15T15:04:18Z 2018-10-15T15:04:18Z
dc.identifier.other pc 47
dc.description Landscape, black & white, 4 x 6 in. en_US
dc.description.abstract A white woman being carried in a chair by two black males, while a white man walks alongside them. Sedan chairs are portable chairs carried on poles by two people. These chairs were used in the past for transporting a passenger and gained popularity as a means of ensuring expensive clothes and wigs were not tainted by the weather or the filth of the streets. In the past, passengers permitted themselves to be carried about by black males sometimes an entire day, some of them traveling in this manner from one plantation to another, while others employed this mode of transport in the streets. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.relation.ispartof Elizabeth Watson Audiovisual Unit en_US
dc.subject Sedan chair en_US
dc.subject Plantation house en_US
dc.subject Men en_US
dc.subject Labor en_US
dc.subject.other Plantation life en_US
dc.title Sedan chair, Bathsheba en_US
dc.type Image en_US

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