A Steamship Voyage to the West Indies 1860-1920


Formatted as a steamship voyage to Barbados through the West Indies, Circa West Indies is a coffee table book comprised of approximately 360 pages of antique photographs taken in various West Indian Islands: Cuba, Jamaica, Martinique, Barbados and Trinidad.

Inside the covers are over 450 photographs, most unique and never before published. Postcards, watercolours, letters and various other items of ephemera also tell our story in images. This book was compiled to give the modern viewer a glimpse into our recent past. The images inside show people, places and every day life in the islands of the West Indies from the 1860’s to 1920’s.

This is not a history book, but a visual record by various early photographers with excerpts from early travel writers with a contemporary perspective.