Trafalgar Square, Bridgetown, Barbados,1835


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Image Reference
NW0018

Source
[Lt.] John Money Carter, Views in the Island of Barbados, on Stone Drawings taken in . . . 1835 (London, 1836). (Copy in Barbados Museum)

Comments
Looking up Broad Street, with statue of Admiral Nelson in the foreground; also shown are people engaged in various activities, including carters with teams of oxen and wagons loaded with hogsheads of sugar or rum. Although Broad Street (shown in this drawing), the main street in Bridgetown, the Barbados capital, has changed considerably since 1835, it still exists as does the statue of Nelson. For details on this rare set of drawings, see Jerome S. Handler, Guide to Source Materials for the Study of Barbados History (Carbondale, 1971), p. 91.