Carnival costumes on exhibit  in the National Museum and Art Gallery of Trinidad and Tobago

Material Information

Carnival costumes on exhibit in the National Museum and Art Gallery of Trinidad and Tobago
Uniform Title:
The Bryant Slides Collection
The Bryant Slides Collection, Trinidad
Unknown ( Photographer )
Publication Date:
Physical Description:
35 mm


Subjects / Keywords:
Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago) -- Social life and customs
Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago) -- Description and travel
Museum exhibits -- Trinidad and Tobago -- Port of Spain -- 1960-1970
Headgear -- Trinidad and Tobago -- Port of Spain -- 1960-1970
Carnival costume -- Trinidad and Tobago -- Port of Spain -- 1960-1970
Spatial Coverage:
Trinidad and Tobago -- South America -- Port of Spain, Trinidad
Trinidad and Tobago -- Caribbean region -- Port of Spain, Trinidad


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 Trinidad and Tobago, carnival celebrations begin after Christmas and peak during the Monday and Tuesday preceding Ash Wednesday. Costumed masqueraders and festival revelers partake in the two-day street parade, generally accompanied by soca, calypso, and steel pan music, before beginning the Lenten season. The National Museum and Art Gallery hosts a permanent ongoing exhibit of masks and costumes from past carnivals. This image shows the full view of two costumes. The partial view of two more costumes can be seen as well. One of the costumes is decorated with feathered props and fans. The costume also features geometric shapes and a stylized bird’s head, with the opening for the wearer at the base of the bird’s neck. Another costume is decorated with hands accompanied by a feathered head gear featuring a stylized human face. Slide labeled Trin. 11.

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 82:9 )

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