A woman wearing a black mourning dress in Moore Town, Portland, Jamaica

Material Information

A woman wearing a black mourning dress in Moore Town, Portland, Jamaica
Uniform Title:
The Bryant Slides Collection
The Bryant Slides Collection, Jamaica
Unknown ( Photographer )
Publication Date:
Physical Description:
35 mm


Subjects / Keywords:
Moore Town (Jamaica) -- Social life and customs
Women, Black -- Clothing -- Jamaica -- Moore Town -- 1970-1980
Maroons -- Jamaica -- Moore Town -- 1970-1980
Huts -- Jamaica -- Moore Town -- 1970-1980
Mourning customs -- Jamaica -- Moore Town -- 1970-1980
Spatial Coverage:
Jamaica -- Caribbean region -- Moore Town, Portland


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:
In this picture, an older woman is wearing a black dress and hat as a sign of mourning. In the background is a wooden hut. Inhabitants of Moore Town, Portland, Jamaica are descendants of Maroons, escaped slaves who were able to maintain some aspects of their African cultures. Slide labeled Jam. Moore Town in mourning.

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Central Florida Libraries
Holding Location:
University of Central Florida
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:
Resource Identifier:
CFM1972_01a ( Sheet 64: 15 )