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Book Description
An album of 180 images, providing a unique record of life on Jamaica one hundred years ago. The large oblong album is 34cm by 40cm and has 48 leaves, all with images, most of them captioned. The album was made by a member of the East Lancashire Regiment and forms a record of a two year posting on the island. There are many names of men and women including Sir John Greer Dill and Hugh Tennant Mac Mullen, C.B.E. At the time the East Lancashire was stationed at Newcastle. There are views of Newcastle, Port Royal, coffee processing, tobacco, Mammy Bay, the railway, Blue Hole, Kingston, the polo ground, a fruit market and many other places. There is excellent provenance via a self-published autobiography of an officer featured in the album. Major Thomas Mackintosh Storey (see my photographs) corroborates this episode of island life in a chapter of his book, 'A Life in Two Parts'. He features in at least two images here and in his book he records the East Lancashire's tour including sailing for Malta at the end of 1923 on H.M.Y. Braemar Castle. This journey is recorded in the album in about 20 images on the last few leaves. An important record of colonial life; fast approaching its centenary and with superb provenance.
Author Anonymous / East Lancashire Regiment
Date 1921
Binding Cloth Album
Publisher Un-published
Condition Very good
Pages 48

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