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These images from the Colonial Office library photographic collection (CO 1069) and the Central Office of Information British Empire collection of photographs (INF 10) have been added to Flickr so that you can comment, tag and share them easily. The images are also being used to develop exciting national community outreach projects.

We need your comments and feedback to help bring this collection to life so that we can share your Caribbean stories and histories with global audiences.

Perhaps you have a similar picture from your own travels? If you do, post us a link. Let us know of any inaccuracies in the descriptions and help us to map the images we don't have locations for.

The CO 1069 and INF 10 series form a diverse collection of images with a rich variety of content. In many instances we know little about the contents of the photographs or the people depicted in them. This is one of the reasons why we have published them online and asked people to comment and share their knowledge.

Please note the pictures and the captions attached to them are representative of the time they were taken. They frequently use terms that would not be used today. However, our role is to preserve the historic public record, which is why they have been preserved and presented as originally captured.

Please also see our take down policy.

Antigua

Antigua

188 photos

Bahamas

Bahamas

169 photos

Barbados
3 comments

Barbados

372 photos

Belize

Belize

205 photos

Bermuda

Bermuda

69 photos

Cayman Islands

Cayman Islands

91 photos

Dominica
1 comment

Dominica

77 photos

Grenada
2 comments

Grenada

86 photos

Guyana

Guyana

268 photos

Haiti

Haiti

27 photos

Jamaica

Jamaica

369 photos

Montserrat

Montserrat

34 photos

St Kitts & Nevis
1 comment

St Kitts & Nevis

27 photos

Saint Lucia

Saint Lucia

85 photos

Saint Vincent

Saint Vincent

65 photos

Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago

357 photos

West Indies

West Indies

21 photos