Columbus Square

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2010-03-12T13:27:25Z

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Waterman the Hatter, Clothier and Outfitter, Trinidad

Abstract

This is a beautiful, historic, panoramic view of Columbus Square. The photograph might have been taken circa 1900-1910. The monument to Christopher Columbus: navigator; explorer; colonizer, who encountered Trinidad in 1498 on his third voyage, stands here amid large trees, shrubs and grass. The iron statute at the top of the monument was a gift from Hippolyte Borde, an affluent local cacao planter and merchant. It stands in a large round fountain safeguarded by a high iron fence. This photograph itself is surrounded by a design which is made-up of simple red lines.

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Colour: Sepia; 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, Monuments--Trinidad and Tobago, Memorials--Trinidad and Tobago, Statues--Trinidad and Tobago, Trees--Trinidad and Tobago, Buildings--Trinidad and Tobago

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