Category Archives: Caribbean

Anne Bonny and Mary Read. Women pirates, 18th century.

Anne Bonny, famous, female, pirates,

Anne Bonny (c. 1697 – c. 1782).

A BRACE OF WOMEN PIRATES. WOMEN WHO POSED AS MEN.

THE life of a pirate on the high seas was hardly likely to attract even the most adventurous woman, yet according to records left by Captain Charles Johnson there were at least two who followed that calling, dressed in sailors’ clothes, and who lived and fought in desperate frays in the early eighteenth century.

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Caribbean Milk seller from Guadeloupe

Traditional West Indian costumes. Caribbean Guadeloupe clothing.
Milk seller from Guadeloupe.

Milk seller from Guadeloupe.

A West Indian inhabitant. Cruising among the Caribbees, summer days in winter months (1895) by Charles Augustus Stoddard. (Free eBook)

Cruising among the Caribbees. A West Indian Type Woman.

Traditional Caribbean costumes. Charles Augustus Stoddard. West Indian  woman dress

A West Indian Type Woman c. 1900.

A West Indian Type Woman c. 1900.

From the book: Cruising among the Caribbees; summer days in winter months (1903), by Charles Augustus Stoddard (free eBook)