Basket sellers in Jamaica 1950-1959 (catalogue reference: CO 1069/376/29)

06 August 2012

To commemorate 50 years of Jamaican and Trinidadian independence, The National Archives is publishing images from the Colonial Office photographic collection on Flickr, the photo sharing website.

We will be uploading images from nearly 20 countries from today, the anniversary of Jamaica's independence, to 31 August, the anniversary of the independence of Trinidad and Tobago.

Visit our Caribbean collection on Flickr to view the images. New countries will be added each week day, beginning with Antigua (8 August) and the Bahamas (9 August).

The hugely diverse collection spans the colonial period and we will continue to augment it over the course of this year with images from the Central Office of Information collection (catalogue reference: INF 10) to produce a unique resource for Caribbean history.

Join us each day and watch the collection grow. Some of images remain unidentified, so if you recognise people, places or incidents not in the descriptions, please tell us in the comments section below the images.


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