Pitch Lake, Trinidad, B.W.I.




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Muir, Marshall and Co., Trinidad


Four men in hats linger on the pitch at the Pitch Lake, La Brea, south west Trinidad circa the turn of the 20th Century. One of them is holding a child in his arms. In the foreground of this picture are grasses and rain puddles. Numerous trees are spread across the horizon, interrupted by the triangular shapes of oil derricks. The Pitch Lake is the largest natural deposit of asphalt in the world. It was discovery by Sir Walter Raleigh in 1595. It is mined for asphalt and is a fascinating tourist attraction. Postcard number 8919.


Colour: Coloured; Style: Landscape; Other: Bordered; Divided
Funding for this project has been provided by Mrs. Irma E. Goldstraw.

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Trinidad and Tobago, Postcards, Pitch, Asphalt industry--Trinidad and Tobago, Cities and towns--Trinidad and Tobago--La Brea, Pitch, Men--Trinidad and Tobago, Children--Trinidad and Tobago, Oil well drilling rigs--Trinidad and Tobago, Cranes, derricks, etc.--Trinidad and Tobago, Buildings--Trinidad and Tobago, Trees--Trinidad and Tobago, Clothing and dress--Trinidad and Tobago, Children--Trinidad and Tobago, Forests and forestry--Trinidad and Tobago