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Three maroon adolescents pose in Jamaica—one holding a pile of wood atop his head, another with a machete, and a third carrying an unidentified tool on his shoulder
Original Author: Sir Henry Hamilton Johnston
Created: 1908
Medium: Photograph

Maroon Adolescents Collecting Wood

Three maroon adolescents—one holding a pile of wood atop his head, another with a machete in his hand, and a third carrying an unidentified tool on his shoulder—pose for a photograph in Jamaica in 1908. These young people descended from members of grand marronage colonies of self-emancipated slaves who settled in difficult-to-access terrain as far back as the sixteenth century. This image was made by Sir Henry Hamilton Johnston, a British government administrator and anthropologist who took photographs of Africa and the Caribbean at the turn of the twentieth century.

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