in Jamaica, back in the 1830s . . .
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Isaac Mendes Belisario produced a remarkable set of prints illustrating the festive costumes of the Christmas season, as well as some less well known prints of ordinary people going about their everyday work.
For information about a book on Belisario
Title page transcribed:
SKETCHES OF CHARACTER
In Illustration of the Habits, Occupation, and Costume
ISLAND OF JAMAICA
Drawn after Nature, and in Lithography
I. M. BELISARIO
"Nothing extenuate, nor ought set down in malice."
PUBLISHED BY THE ARTIST, AT HIS RESIDENCE, NO. 21, KING STREET.
SOLD ALSO BY MESSRS. JAS. WALLACE & CO.
MESSRS. SMITH & CLARK; MESSRS JORDON & OSBORN; L. TREADWAY;
WM. CARVER; AND F. EGAN.