Thatched Wood Plank House, Barbados, 1898


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This record was last updated on 11 May 2017

Image Reference
NW0024

Source
Robert T. Hill, Cuba and Porto Rico (New York, 1898), facing facing p. 394

Comments
Closely resembles one type of house found during the later decades of the slavery period; thatching was cane trash. See J. S. Handler and S. Bergman, Vernacular Houses and Domestic Material Culture on Barbados Sugar Plantations, 1650-1838. Jl of Caribbean History 43 (2009) : 1-36.