Thatched Houses, Barbados, 1898


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

Comments
Thatched houses in a Scotland District village. Two white children are shown leaning against the house on the right. Although many years after slave emancipation in 1834-38, these houses probably closely resemble those inhabited by slaves in earlier periods. Barbados had a relatively large poor white population, many of whom lived in villages on the eastern (Atlantic) side of the island.