Art Hx: Visual and Medical Legacies of British Colonialism

A watercolor painting of two ships connected by a platform. The image is cropped such that neither of the ships is visible in its entirety. One large metal ship has an open door through which a platform reaches across to a second, much smaller wooden ship. Figures in suits stand on the deck of the large ship, as men in cropped pants and white shirts carry bananas from the small wooden ship onto the larger ship.

Title: Bananas that may harbour mosquitos carrying the yellow fever virus, being loaded onto a ship in the West Indies (?)

Artist/Maker: E. Schwartz

Date: 1920-1950

Source: Wellcome Collection

Copyright/Permissions: Bananas that may harbour mosquitos carrying the yellow fever virus, being loaded onto a ship in the West Indies (?). Watercolour by E. Schwarz, 1920/1950 (?). Credit: Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

Location(s): West Indies

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