Pitch Lake, Trinidad, ca 1910
Item: Title: Pitch Lake, Trinidad Photographer: Publisher: Publisher#: Year: ca 1920 Height: 4" Width: 4 1/4" Media: gelatin silver print Color: b/w Country: Trinidad Town: Notes: For information about licensing this image, visit: THE CARIBBEAN PHOTO ARCHIVE
Carnival Bats in Trinidad! Bat Bands first became popular in Trinidad Carnival back in the 1920s. There were multi-coloured bat bands comprising many sections of masqueraders, and each section portrayed its own uniquely pigmented bat-costumed players; individual sections comprised yellow bats, green bats, pink bats, brown bats, albino bats, red bats, and black bats. This image of a Carnival Bat is from the early 1960s.
The fire last time
Today marks the anniversary of the Water Riots of 1903, when the Red House was famously set on fire. What led to the riots? And what really happened to the Red House that day? One hundred and two years ago today, the Red House went up in flames, in
The La Pastora Great House
Don Antonio Gomez was a political exile from Venezuela and Assessor to Governor Sir Ralph Woodford of Trinidad. He was one of the top-ranking officials on the island. Around 1820 he acquired La Pastora estate, in the beautiful Santa Cruz valley, which
Tobago linked to Trinidad by necessity
We sometimes forget that before 1889, Tobago was a separate colony from Trinidad, responsible for its own affairs. A planter militia existed from 1770 as a control mechanism against slave uprisings. Every white male over 21 was required to join the
Bay Tree Avenue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Trinidad
Caption on reverse side states "The Royal Botanic Gardens are situated on the North side of the Queen's Park Savannah, Port of Spain. These gardens are over a hundred years old and abound in beautiful and interesting plants from all parts of the tropics."