This black and white photograph depicts a busy market street in Barbados full of shoppers buying fruit and vegetables. It was taken between 1950 and 1969.
Take a look at the photograph
Here is a very crowded market scene featuring fruit and vegetable stalls. We can see bananas, yam, sweet potatoes, dasheen, okra and spinach leaves on sale. The men wear caps or hats to keep off the sun. The women traders are smartly dressed in floral dresses, with aprons and sunhats. Some shoppers carry baskets on their heads. In the foreground, we can see one of the women quite closely. She looks weary from the heat or the long hours standing.
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