View Showing Barbados Almshouse.

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Title: View Showing Barbados Almshouse.
Abstract: This is a picture showing a view of one of Barbados’Almshouse. There was an Almshouse in every parish, over the years, these had evolved into a kind of paupers’ hospital, with a corresponding stigma attached. In an article (WIRC, 28) it was stated that “Despite denials by medical officers, it was clear that a discriminatory two-tier class system had evolved where the only clinical care available for maternity cases among the poor was that provided by the almshouses.” Taken from West Indies Royal Commission: Proceedings of Investigations in Barbados. Reproduced from The Barbados Advocate, Bridgetown, 1939. Website: Info. At the back of postcard: Made in Germany. 10 51480
Description: Landscape, Black & white, 4 x 6 in.

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