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September 21, 2021

West Indies in the 1960s Through Amazing Color Photos

The West Indies are a subregion of North America, surrounded by the North Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea that includes 13 independent island countries and 18 dependencies and other territories in three major archipelagos: the Greater Antilles, the Lesser Antilles, and the Lucayan Archipelago.

The subregion includes all the islands in the Antilles, plus The Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands, which are in the North Atlantic Ocean. Nowadays, the term West Indies is often interchangeable with the term Caribbean, although the latter may also include some Central and South American mainland countries which have Caribbean coastlines, such as Belize, Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana, and the Atlantic island nations of Trinidad and Tobago and Bermuda, both of which are geographically distinct from the three main island groups, but culturally related.

These amazing photos were taken by wilford peloquin that show life of the West Indies in 1966.

Martinique. Fort-de-France street scenes, 1966

Martinique. Church, Fort-de-France, 1966

Martinique. Fort-de-France, 1966

Martinique. Saint-Pierre, 1966

Martinique. Village, 1966

Dominica road, 1966

Dominica, 1966

Dominica, 1966

Dominica. Little girl, 1966

Dominica. Native schooner, 1966

Dominica. Tourist truck, 1966

Dominican school, 1966

Haiti. Mahogany workshop, 1966

Jamaica. Kingston Gardens, 1966

Nevis beach, 1966

Nevis. Boatyard, 1966

Nevis. Boy on a donkey, 1966

Nevis. Boys and donkey on beach, 1966

Nevis. Hamilton Square, 1966

Nevis. Sailboat off Nevis, 1966

Puerto Rico. Old San Juan church, 1966

Puerto Rico. Old San Juan, 1966

Saba, 1966

Saba, 1966

Saba. Boat to the landing stage, 1966

Saba. Buying grapefruit, 1966

Saba. The Bottom, 1966

Saba. Yankee Clipper at anchor off Saba, 1966

Sint Maarten. Grand Baie Bridge, 1966

Sint Maarten. Japanese tuna fishing, 1966

Sint Maarten. Philipsburg, 1966

Sint Maarten. Philipsburg, 1966

Sint Maarten. Philipsburg, 1966

St Barts, 1966

St Barts beach, 1966

St Barts. Boy fishing, 1966

St Barts. Coaster, Gustavia, 1966

St Barts. Gustavia, 1966

St Barts. Kids fishing in Gustavia, 1966

St Barts. Woman with rattan, 1966

St Barts. Yankee Clipper at anchor off St. Barts, 1966

St Maarten, 1966

St. Lucia. Boys diving for coins, Castries, 1966

St. Lucia. On the beach, 1966

Virgin Islands. St. Thomas, 1966

Virgin Islands. St. Thomas, 1966




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