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Photographs of the Caribbean by Adolphe Duperly, 1865-1875

MS. 23051 photogr. 87

37 photographic views of the Lesser Antilles islands, including Barbados, Antigua, Martinique, Grenada, Dominica, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent, Trinidad, and Tobago. Prints mounted on paper, with pencil and ink titles and annotations. Likely cut from a larger album.


  • Creation: 1865-1875


37 items

Language of Materials

  • French

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MS. 23051 photogr. 87

Former reference:

Wilson Centre Accession Number: 98:6145; Wilson Centre Accession Number 2: TC 331

Biographical / Historical

Adolphe Duperly was a French engraver who settled in Kingston, Jamaica, where in the 1840s he set up a Daguerreotype studio, becoming the first and most successful photographic business in Jamaica. His sons, Adolphe & Armand, later took over the studio, continuing into the 20th century. Gaston Emerigon Fabré opened a Daguerreotype studio in his hometown of Saint-Pierre, Martinique, in 1851. Felix Morin established a photographic business in 1869. From around 1893 he had a studio at the corner of Frederick Street and Brunswick Square, Port of Spain, which was active until 1869.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Etude Tajan France, 23/11/1998, lot 115

Physical Facet

Albumen paper prints

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom