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Objects from our Past

Published:Sunday | May 13, 2012 | 12:00 AM

Jamaica has a rich history, and as we celebrate 50 years of Independence, we take a look back at how we got here. With the kind assistance of the Institute of Jamaica, 'Objects from our Past' will highlight a total of 50 objects which are part of the Institute of Jamaica's collection. Today, we feature two of these Objects from our Past. Check this space next Sunday for two more.

Marcus Garvey's Cane

Location: Marcus Mosiah Garvey Multimedia Museum

This cane, pictured in a photograph of Garvey taken in the 1920s, belonged to Marcus Garvey until the time of his passing in London, England, in 1940. It was returned to Jamaica in the 1970s.

From the collection of the Institute of Jamaica.

Marcus Garvey's Table

Location: Garvey Research/Reference Library.

Marcus Garvey was an avid collector of artwork and antiques. This beautiful handcrafted mahogany table was built in 1812. It was probably acquired by Garvey during the late 1920s after his return to Jamaica from the United States. The table was recently restored by Liberty Hall through the Institute of Jamaica.

On long-term loan to Liberty Hall: The Legacy of Marcus Garvey from the Jamaica National Heritage Trust.