PORTRAIT OF A “HINDU GIRL” IN TRINIDAD

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This vintage photo postcard features a “Hindu Girl” posing against a wooden fence on the island of Trinidad. The jungle can be seen in the background. One might ask, “What is a Hindu Girl doing in Trinidad?” The island of Trinidad is about seven miles off the coast of Venezuela. It is associated with the island of Tobago. Research revealed that the island of Trinidad is ethnically and religiously diverse. It is sometimes known as the “Rainbow Island”. Currently, over 18 percent of the population are Hindus. The Hindu religion is the second most prevalent religion in Trinidad. Hindus arrived in Trinidad in 1845. They came to Trinidad when the British government gave permission to the colonists on the island to import indentured labor from India to work on the island’s estates. During the second half of the 1800’s Trinidad’s population growth came primarily from Indian laborers. In 1871, there were over 27,000 Indians on the two islands. By 1911, the Indian population on the islands was nearly 111,00. This vintage portrait postcard is in very good condition. It is an “undivided” postcard revealing that it was likely published before 1907.

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WOMAN FINDS DISILLUSIONMENT IN TRINIDAD, CUBA

TRINIDAD CUBAThis cabinet card portrait of a young to middle aged woman was taken at a photographic studio located in Trinidad, Cuba. She poses next to generic chair and in front of a poorly painted backdrop. She holds a small hand fan. The photographers name, according to a stamp on the reverse of the image, is Tomas Gil Gzalez. The street address of his studio was Calle De Desengano 73. Interestingly, “Desengano” translated to English means disillusionment or disenchantment. Most of us, at some time in our lives, have found our way to Disillusionment Street.

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