Martinique -- Fort de France (LOC)

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When: 01 January 1915

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Bain News Service,, publisher.

Martinique -- Fort de France

[between ca. 1915 and ca. 1920]

1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller.

Title from unverified data provided by the Bain News Service on the negatives or caption cards.
Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).

Format: Glass negatives.

Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA,

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Call Number: LC-B2- 3978-13


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    • 09/Aug/2014 11:12:05 "Fort-de-France is the capital of France's Caribbean overseas department of Martinique. It is also one of the major cities in the Caribbean. Exports include sugar, rum, tinned fruit, and cacao." A photo of this "big" or "spices" market is at "In the heart of the downtown area, the Big Market, or Spices Market, is the largest market of the island. Under its large market of metal and glass, you will find an accumulation of bags and various containers to the attracting contents: Vanilla, spices in any kind, peppers, arranged rums, ... At outside, the stalls are them charged with fruits and vegetables."

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    • 09/Aug/2014 13:05:57

    From "Built by French architect Pierre-Henry Picq and opened in 1901, Fort de France's covered market beckons with scents of fresh tropical produce and exotic spices"

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    Ryan (LOC P&P)

    • 05/Sep/2014 18:05:02

    Thanks for this very "tasty" information swanq. We'll add some of the information to the record the next time we update.