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October 6, 2016

31 Rare Vintage Photos Capture Everyday Life of Guadeloupe, France in 1900

Guadeloupe is an insular region of France located in the Leeward Islands, part of the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean. Administratively, it is an overseas region consisting of a single overseas department with the capital is Basse-Terre, and Pointe-a-Pitre is considered the largest city.

Guadeloupe's two main islands are Basse-Terre to the west and Grande-Terre to the east, which are separated by a narrow strait that is crossed with bridges. They are often referred to as a single island. The department also includes the Dependencies of Guadeloupe which include the smaller islands of Marie-Galante and La Désirade, and the Îles des Saintes.

Here below is a rare collection of amazing vintage photos capturing everyday life of Guadeloupe in 1900.

Along the Carenage Route, Pointe-a-Pitre

Bank, Pointe-a-Pitre

Cathedral in Pointe-a-Pitre

Champ d'Arbault, Basse-Terre

Collecting manioc, Petit-Bourg

Cours Nolivos, Basse-Terre

Darboussier Distillery, Pointe-a-Pitre

Departure of the Public Automobile, Rue Schalcher, Pointe-a-Pitre

Drying coffee beans, Guadeloupe

Falls of the Lezarde, Petit-Bourg

Ferry on Salee River, Pointe-a-Pitre

Ferry on Salee River, Pointe-a-Pitre

General view of Pointe-a-Pitre

Interior of Darboussier distillery, Pointe-a-Pitre

Loading a ship, Pointe-a-Pitre

Lycee Carnot, Pointe-a-Pitre

Making manioc flour, Petit-Bourg

Native cabin, Capesterre

Pineapple harvesting, Petit-Bourg

Place de la Victoire, Pointe-a-Pitre

Poucette Bridge in Pointe-a-Pitre

Railroad in Pointe-a-Pitre

Riviere aux Herbes, Basse-Terre

Rue Anatole Leger, Pointe-a-Pitre

Rue Gambetta, Pointe-a-Pitre

Rue Vatable, Pointe-a-Pitre

Ruins of the Fire of April 7, 1899, Pointe-a-Pitre

Sugar cane cutters, Pointe-a-Pitre

Sugar cane train, Pointe-a-Pitre

Telegraph Station in Pointe-a-Pitre

The Lezarde before the Falls, Petit-Bourg

(Photos from The Caribbean Photo Archive)


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