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VISIONS OF THE CARIBBEAN

Print - Kingston, Jamaica
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Melton Prior.
Coaling a Steamer at Kingston, Jamaica.
London: The Illustrated London News, 1888.

Leaf from The Illustrated London News, October 6, 1888.

Melton Prior was a well-known English artist during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, recognized especially for his illustrations of British military campaigns. He contributed to The Illustrated London News.

He visited the Caribbean during the late nineteenth century. Clearly, he was impressed by the vibrancy of public life in Caribbean cities like Kingston. Shown here is a scene central to the nineteenth-century Caribbean economy: women carrying coal onto a steamship.

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