'Mighty Earthquake Fissure - "Lac du Nord". Soufriere Volcano, Guadeloupe
'Mighty Earthquake Fissure - "Lac du Nord". Soufriere Volcano, Guadeloupe, French West Indies', c1930s. La Grande Soufriere is s an active stratovolcano on the French island of Basse-Terre, in Guadeloupe. On February 8, 1843, an eruption caused by an earthquake killed over 5,000 people. From "Tour of the World". [Keystone View Company, Meadville, Pa., New York, Chicago, London]
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'Breaking Cocoa, Trinidad', early 20th century. Creator: Unknown
'Breaking Cocoa, Trinidad', early 20th century. Workers processing cocoa beans. Cacao, or cocoa, has contributed to the socio-economic development of Trinidad and Tobago for over 200 years, ever since the Spanish first planted the Criollo variety in 1525. S.P.G. Coloured Post Card No. 92 Series 8. The Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts (SPG) was a Church of England missionary organisation active in the British Atlantic area in the 18th and 19th centuries.
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Captain Morgan, 17th century buccaneer, c1880. Artist: Unknown
Captain Morgan, 17th century buccaneer, c1880. Born in Wales, Captain Henry Morgan (1635-1688) was a notorious pirate and buccaneer who, with the tacit support of the English government, harried and plundered Spain's Caribbean colonies. In the Anglo-Dutch War of 1665-1667 he did the same to the Dutch. Morgan captured Panama in 1671, but after a peace agreement was signed with Spain, he was arrested and sent to London. His fortunes changed again in 1674, when he was knighted by Charles II, who sent him abroad again as deputy governor of Jamaica. A print from Cassell's History of the United States, by Edmund Ollier, Volume I, Cassell Petter and Galpin, London, c1880. (Colorised black and white print).
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