Joseph Bartholomew Kidd, 1808-1889.
Vessels leaving Port Royal.
London, 1838.
46 x 68 cm.
National Library of Jamaica, NLJ 629 Ja kidd plate 29.

British artist Joseph Kidd painted many scenes in Jamaica during the 1830s. This lithograph was published as part of his West Indian Scenery, Illustrations of Jamaica.




Port Royal, Jamaica was organized by the Institute of Jamaica – Museums of History and Ethnography, and the Historical Museum of Southern Florida; by the kind permission of the Government of Jamaica, through the Ministry of Tourism, Entertainment and Culture. The exhibition includes more than 200 artefacts, maps, prints and photographs from the collections of the Institute of Jamaica, the National Library of Jamaica, the Historical Museum of Southern Florida, the University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries (Special and Area Studies Collections and Map and Imagery Library), the University of Miami Libraries (Special Collections Division), National Geographic Image Collection, Brett Ashmeade-Hawkins and O.J. Cox.

Video was provided by the Institute of Nautical Archaeology / Nautical Archaeology Program at Texas A&M University and the Public Broadcasting Corporation of Jamaica.

Port Royal, Jamaica is sponsored in part by The Miami Herald, ExxonMobil, The Jamaica Committee, Air Jamaica, Jamaica Tourist Board and Jamaica Awareness. Additional support was received from the State of Fla., Dept. of State, Div. of Cultural Affairs, Fla. Arts Council & Div. of Historical Resources; the Miami-Dade County Dept. of Cultural Affairs, the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor & the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners; and the members of the Historical Museum of Southern Florida.

Special thanks to the Hon. C.P. Ricardo Allicock, Consul General of Jamaica, Miami; the Hon. Aloun N’dombet-Assamba, Minister of Tourism, Entertainment and Culture, Jamaica; Marcia Bullock, Jamaica Tourist Board; Eddy Edwards, Jamaica Awareness; Marlon A. Hill, The Jamaican Diaspora; Cathy Kleinhans, Jampact; Jacky Shepard, The Jamaica Committee; Vicki Silvera and Tina Spiro.

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