PHOTO: 'A row of slum houses’ from era past in the West Indies is among the photos on display.
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. April 5, 2013: Caribbean nationals can now get a glimpse into the past via “The Caribbean Through a Lens Project.”

The National Archives-UK has been working with community groups there to share and explore Caribbean images from 1872 to 1960s that are being culled from the Colonial Office library photographic collection and the Central Office of Information British Empire collection of photographs.

The collection spans over 100 years of history and the Archives-UK has now put the photos up on Flicker. They are available to all and can even be downloaded at

Photos include images like workers in canefields; sugar plantation village of old slave type houses, which held about ten families and images from individual former British colonies including Jamaica, Belize and Guyana.

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