So I love old photos in general. I always wonder about the people inside of them who may be long gone. I wonder who they were. What was their story. What kind of history is locked into their eyes staring back at me.
And I especially love old Trinidad and Tobago images. So I was excited to find this wonderful online collection of beautiful and iconic vintage Trinidad (as well as Tobago) postcard images including,
old Frederick Street
the cocoa estates
the cane fields
a formidable mighty samaan
the land and its people
and many, many more.
Below: vintage Trinidad postcard showing an East Indian lady
I wonder who she was….she could have been a friend of my friend’s naani for all I know.
Old Port-of-Spain market shopping
East-Indian woman and child
Frederick Street way back when
Marine Square, Port-of-Spain
Trinidadian family, aka “the natives” according to the vintage caption. [Gotta love those Eurocentric renditions of the “me–civilised. You–uncivilised!” tropes.]
Do be sure to check the link included above for many, many more beautiful historical images.