An automobile parked beside the Titchfield Hotel, Port Antonio, Portland, Jamaica

Material Information

An automobile parked beside the Titchfield Hotel, Port Antonio, Portland, Jamaica
Uniform Title:
The Bryant Slides Collection
The Bryant Slides Collection, Jamaica
Unknown ( Photographer )
Publication Date:
Physical Description:
35 mm


Subjects / Keywords:
Port Antonio (Jamaica) -- Description and travel
Hotels -- Jamaica -- 1890-1900
Automobiles -- Jamaica -- Port Antonio -- 1950-1960
Signs and signboards -- Jamaica -- Port Antonio -- 1950-1960
Spatial Coverage:
Jamaica -- Caribbean region -- Port Antonio, 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:
Port Antonio, Portland, Jamaica is said to be the "birthplace of Jamaican tourism." When Captain Lorenzo Dow Baker, president and director of the Boston Fruit Company, built the island’s first hotel, the Queen Anne Titchfield Hotel in 1891. In 1890, the Jamaica Hotels Law was passed to encourage hotel construction to create the needed lodgings for the Jamaica International Exhibition planned for 1891. The hotel was once owned by Hollywood film star Errol Flynn. In the late 1960s, the hotel was destroyed by fire. In the image, there is an automobile, featuring the hotel's name, parked outside the hotel. The sign on one of the hotel's buildings reads "Rafting arranged, inquire at the desk." Slide labeled Port Antonio Titchfield Hotel.

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Central Florida Libraries
Holding Location:
University of Central Florida
Rights Management:
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Resource Identifier:
CFM1972_01a ( Sheet 66: 3 )