Leper Colony, Trinidad, B.W.I.

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dc.date.accessioned 2010-03-12T13:19:18Z
dc.date.available 2010-03-12T13:19:18Z
dc.date.issued 2010-03-12T13:19:18Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2139/6314
dc.description Colour: Sepia; Style: Landscape; Other: Bordered, Undivided en
dc.description.abstract This photograph gives us a glimpse of a few buildings and the vegetation at the leper colony on Chacachacare Island, off Trinidad's north west coast, British West Indies. It showcases a number of single and two-story buildings behind a few gaunt trees: a Naked Indian tree at centre and a Silk Cotton or Kapok at left. The Leprosarium was housed on this relatively remote island from 1927 to July 1984, as Leprosy was considered contagious and until the middle of the twentieth century, there was no cure. Dominican Nuns were primary caregivers of the lepers. They came to Trinidad in 1868 to care for the lepers then housed at Cocorite. en
dc.description.sponsorship Funding for this project has been provided by Mrs. Irma E. Goldstraw. en
dc.language.iso en 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 Leprosy--Hospitals--Trinidad and Tobago en
dc.subject Dominican sisters--Trinidad and Tobago en
dc.subject Trees--Trinidad and Tobago en
dc.subject Kapok--Trinidad and Tobago en
dc.subject Buildings--Trinidad and Tobago en
dc.subject Islands--Trinidad and Tobago en
dc.subject Church work with leprosy patients--Trinidad and Tobago en
dc.subject Leprosy--Patients--Trinidad and Tobago en
dc.subject.other Chacachacare Island en
dc.title Leper Colony, Trinidad, B.W.I. en
dc.type Image en

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