Belisario's people

Belisario's people | Queen of the Set-Girls | Red Set-Girls | French Set-Girls | House John-Canoe | Actor-Boys | Lovey | Water-jar sellers | Milkwoman | Chimneysweeper | Creole Negroes | Handbaskets | Clothes | My links | Your comments | Belisario's notes

Title page

BELISARIO'S PEOPLE

in Jamaica, back in the 1830s . . .

 

 

I am in the process of moving this site to another URL -

http://joyousjamly.20fr.com/


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
CLICK HERE

Title page transcribed:


SKETCHES OF CHARACTER

In Illustration of the Habits, Occupation, and Costume

OF THE 

NEGRO POPULATION

IN THE

ISLAND OF JAMAICA

Drawn after Nature, and in Lithography

BY

I. M. BELISARIO

==========================================

"Nothing extenuate, nor ought set down in malice."

======================================

PUBLISHED BY THE ARTIST, AT HIS RESIDENCE, NO. 21, KING STREET.

KINGSTON, JAMAICA:

SOLD ALSO BY MESSRS. JAS. WALLACE & CO.

MESSRS. SMITH & CLARK; MESSRS JORDON & OSBORN; L. TREADWAY;

WM. CARVER; AND F. EGAN.

 

------

1837


STILL UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Check back from time to time to see how the site is progressing


Happy New Year 2005

click on link below for -

xmas04


"Koo,Koo, or Actor-Boy"


Much of the text on this site is taken from Belisario's notes attached to the prints; this is indicted by quotation marks, with no citation of the source. Other quotations are identified individually.

 

 

 

*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*

This is a strictly non-profit site. No copyright infringement is intended. If there are any questions or concerns, please contact Joy Lumsden at  jml05@hereinreality.com  






Belisario's people

 page hits 15573

Saturday, December 9th, 2023

 Jamaica Rumba by

   Arthur Benjamin