Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Pick up some cool old Jamaican postcards

I was surfing around the 'net and found this company, www.pennymead.com/jamaica, that had some way cool yet way OLD postcards.  You can get them from 3 to 13 euros.

#1.  Here's some workers from around 1910 working in the sugar cane fields of the island.  Around this time Jamaica was producing about 100,000 tons of sugar per year.  Sugar is still a product the island produces.

#2.  Here's a water wheel that was built in 1799 along the Martha Brae River.  The photo is from the 1920's.  The water wheels were often times used to help process sugar cane into rum.  Other times it was used to pump in fresh water into local homes.

#3.  This is a postcard from 1905 that features the Spanish Town Cathedral.  The Cathedral was re-built in 1714 after a hurricane destroyed it in 1712.   Learn more about it here.  See it here.

Check them out athttp://pennymead.com/Jamaica.

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