Wattle-and-Daub Thatched Houses, Barbados, n.d.

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This record was last updated on 18 Mar 2011

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Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Frank and Francis Carpenter Collection, LC-USZ62-95078

No date is given for this photo, but the Library of Congress dates it between ca. 1890 and 1923. Although long after slave emancipation in the British West Indies, the houses are very similar, if not identical, to the most common type of slave housing in Barbados. The area of Barbados is not identified, but it is clearly the Scotland District, perhaps the pottery-making village of Chalky Mount; what appears to be a beehive kiln is shown in the lower right hand corner