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Texaco Astronauts playing steel pan instruments in a garden in Antigua

Bryant Slides Collection Circa 1940-1981 ( Guide to the Collection )

Material Information

Texaco Astronauts playing steel pan instruments in a garden in Antigua
Uniform Title:
The Bryant Slides Collection
The Bryant Slides Collection, Antigua
Physical Description:
35 mm
Unknown ( Photographer )
Publication Date:


Subjects / Keywords:
Antigua -- Social life and customs   ( lcsh )
Steel drum (Musical instrument) -- Antigua and Barbuda -- 1960-1970   ( lcsh )
Drums (Containers) -- Antigua and Barbuda -- 1960-1970   ( lcsh )
Percussionists -- Antigua and Barbuda -- 1960-1970   ( lcsh )
Gardens -- Antigua and Barbuda   ( lcsh )
Spatial Coverage:
Antigua and Barbuda -- Caribbean region -- Antigua


General Note:
The slides were taken on collecting trips sponsored by the William L. Bryant Foundation, where books, music and art indigenous to the regions were gathered. The are organized by geographical location.
General Note:
Steel pan instruments were traditionally made from used steel oil drums or steel containers. This image shows young men playing steel pan instruments while standing in front of steel oil drums decorated with the Texaco logo and the word Astronauts. The Texaco Astronauts steel band, popular during the 1960s, were sponsored by Texaco, an oil company. In the distance are pedestrians on a nearby street. In the garden, near the practicing band, are empty tables and chairs on a gravel path. Mango, palm, and various trees grow in the garden.

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Central Florida Libraries ( SOBEK page | external link )
Holding Location:
University of Central Florida ( SOBEK page | external link )
Rights Management:
All rights to images are held by the respective holding institution. This image is posted publicly for non-profit educational uses, excluding printed publication. For permission to reproduce images and/or for copyright information contact Special Collections & University Archives, University of Central Florida Libraries, Orlando, FL 32816 phone (407) 823-2576, email: speccoll@ucf.edu
Resource Identifier:
Sheet 1:7
System ID:

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