Awesome detailed view of the old downtown market in Belize City, at the south foot of the Swing Bridge, early 1900's. Also a view of the Swing bridge, 1910
It was built in 1845 and replaced in 1993 and replaced with what is now the Commercial Center, Downtown Belize City. It is hard to say when this photo was taken, but a lot of pictures were taken of downtown around 1909 so I would say early 1900's. Quote from Jerome Straughan and I love this quote: "In small Belize City everyone went to the market. This was the place where rich and poor city residents converged on, where city residents of all ethnic persuasions interacted. There they jostled with others when some fruit, vegetable, meat or fish was scarce or in short supply/rare, they bargained for lower prices, and they met others they knew. The market was always a festive place, especially on Friday and Saturday, which were market days. If they didnít go during the week, going to the market on a Saturday morning was something practiced by many Belizeans."
Photograph courtesy Catherine Louanna Vernon Samuels
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