Awakening Jamaica Photographs by Valentine & Sons, 1891 8/6/15 – 11/1/15

AWAKENING JAMAICA Photographs by Valentine & Sons, 1891
Thursday, 08/06/2015 – 11/01/2015 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
101 West Flagler Street,
Miami, Florida 33130
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Cost: Free on the Second Saturday of Each Month

In 1891, Jamaica’s economy was in the doldrums. In response, a group of Jamaican businessmen, calling themselves the “Awakening Jamaica” committee, hired the studio of Valentine & Sons of Dundee, Scotland to create a photographic portrait of the island as a commercial and tourist paradise. Valentine & Sons, in business since 1851, was a prominent maker of landscape photographs and travel views.
This exhibition features more than 50 of these prints. Visitors will learn about the creation and impact of the images, featuring urban and rural views of the island in the late 19th century. Also on display will be archival items related to the studio of Valentine & Sons and the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair.