This photograph depicts Amy Barbour-James as a toddler. It is thought that the image of Amy Barbour-James was taken in approximately 1907 in a professional photography studio in Shepherd’s Bush, London. The Barbour-James's were a middle class Guyanese family who lived in West London in the early 20th century, during the Edwardian period in Britain.
In Amy's later years, she became friend with historian Jeffrey Green who was researching the Barbour-James family as well as the Black presence in Britain during the Edwardian period. Jeffrey Green was able to retrieve the Barbour-James photographs from Amy's house at the point in her life when she moved into a care home. Jeffrey then donated these photographs and his research to Black Cultural Archives during the 1990s.
These photographs can be accessed at Black Cultural Archives using the following reference number: GREEN/3/3/1