A Native Hut
This image depicts a circular hut with a thatched roof. According to Hazard, "the wattle-and-daub construction and thatched roof, apparently with palm fronds, was a very common house type throughout the Caribbean at this period" (p, 284). Samuel Hazard (1834-1876) was an American publisher and bookseller from Pennsylvania, who collected engravings and prints. After joining the union army, he rose through the ranks as brevet major until he resigned on surgeon's certificate of disability in 1865. After, he traveled to Cuba and Santo Domingo as a correspondent of the Philadelphia Press during protracted conflict related to the decolonization of the Spanish Caribbean. See also image Hazard4.
Samuel Hazard, Santo Domingo, past and present, with a glance at Hayti (New York: Harper and Brothers, 1873), p. 284.
Image is in the public domain. Metadata is available under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International.
"A Native Hut", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed October 18, 2021, http://slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item/1363