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In photos: Guyana before independence ~ Photography News

May 2016 / Photography News / Guyanese around the world celebrate the Independence Day anniversary today, 26 May Guyana h.

Street railway tracks. 1922. Georgetown, Guyana, South America: Guyana has been a former colony of the Dutch, and for over 200 years of the British. It achieved independence from the United Kingdom on 26 May 1966 and became a Republic on 23 February 1970.

Georgetown, Guyana, South America: Guyana has been a former colony of the Dutch, and for over 200 years of the British. It achieved independence from the United Kingdom on 26 May 1966 and became a Republic on 23 February

©British Pathé. Guyana Panorama.  The only part of the Commonwealth on mainland South America, English is still the official language in Guyana. They achieved independence in 1961.    Her Majesty was welcomed by Sir Richard Luyt the then British ambassador in Georgetown where she was presented with a portrait of herself.

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Georgetown, Guyana 1958 by SuperAdaptoid  Invest in Guyana  EcoPush are a Gibraltar based company specialising in providing information about Sustainable, Socially Responsible Markets

Georgetown, Guyana 1958 by SuperAdaptoid Invest in Guyana EcoPush are a Gibraltar based company specialising in providing information about Sustainable, Socially Responsible Markets

In photos: Guyana before independence ~ Photography News

Woman or girl standing outdoors, fence behind. She is holding a fruit specimen.

East Indian women cooking in Guyana.

The History of Indian Indentureship in the Caribbean

East Indian girls preparing rice, Jamaica [date unknown] Image from the National Library of Jamaica Photograph Collection (Baille Collection)

Market Scene, British Guyana 1922 (The Field Museum Library)

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Market Scene, British Guyana 1922 (The Field Museum Library)

An East Indian Immigrant after a few years in the colony of Guyana. 1870-1931

An East Indian Immigrant after a few years in the colony of Guyana.

In photos: Guyana before independence ~ Photography News

May 2016 / Photography News / Guyanese around the world celebrate the Independence Day anniversary today, 26 May Guyana h.

Vreed-en-Hoop (1899) H.K.L von Ziegesar

Vreed-en-Hoop (1899) H.K.L von Ziegesar

In photos: Guyana before independence ~ Photography News

Two Indian women carrying metal jugs of water or milk on their head, standing in street.

Downtown Georgetown, Guyana, in the 1890s. View is south from Water and Church Streets . The tower on the left belonged to the Royal Agricultural Society. The tower in the distance, at the other end of Water Street, is at Stabroek Market. The horsetrams on the right are labeled "Vlissingen" and "Belair" [col. AM]:

Downtown Georgetown, Guyana, in the 1890s. View is south from Water and Church Streets . The tower on the left belonged to the Royal Agricultural Society. The tower in the distance, at the other end of Water Street, is at Stabroek Market. The horsetrams on the right are labeled "Vlissingen" and "Belair" [col. AM]:

Indian Indentured Servants in Georgetown, British Guiana, in 1922 ...

Indian Indentured Servants in Georgetown, British Guiana, in 1922 (fr Andrew Jeffrey's photos)

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