Saturday, August 9, 2014

Postcards of the week: Sugar!

It's been a while since I shared any of these, so it's about time I dug some more out.  These historical postcards are pretty to look at, and I hope those of you who read the blog enjoy seeing these rare survivors from 100+ years ago.  As usual, these were hand-painted, as they pre-date modern color photography.

This week, I have a couple of postcards from Hawaii, and they involve the sugar cane industry.

The back text on this one reads: "This is a typical cane flume constructed throughout the Territory of Hawaii for transporting the sugar cane from the Highlands direct to the mill."

And finally,

"The main industry of the Hawaiian islands is the growing of sugar.  All about the islands on which Honolulu is situated are immense sugar plantations and some of the largest sugar mills in the world are within a few hours ride from Honolulu.  The science of the cultivation and the milling of sugar cane is nowhere in the world so high a degree as in these islands."

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