Blicke in die Welt um 1900 – 6

Harvesting Bananas, Costa Rica, Central America

An Arab Village of Reed Mats, and Round Fort on Lower Euphrates, Iraqu (Mesopotamia)

Mighty Earthquake Fissure – »Lac du Nord« Soufriere Volcano, Guadeloupe,  French West Indies

»In the light of twentieth century values it seems strange enough to think that England’s joy at the naval victory which assured her supremacy in the West Indies far outweighed the sorrow she felt at losing her colonies in America. Since that time tariffs and embargoes have killed the enterprises of these islands, and sugar and coffee plantations and once famous cities lie deserted and ruined. From these islands in their great day come Alexander Hamilton, the Empress Josephine, and Admiral Nelson.

Like a chain of stepping stones about thirty miles apart lie these Caribbee Islands, forming a crescent-shaped bridge from Porto Rico to Trinidad, between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic. Beautiful gardens of Eden they seem to be as we sail along the inner or Caribbean side, and nature has indeed done much to support this claim, but she gives also the other side of the picture, and the terrible devastation by earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and hurricanes attest her awful power. These islands are of volcanic origin. Soufriere, meaning “sulphur-mine,” is the name given to many of the West Indian mountains. This one is quiet now, though in 1797 it did terrible damage and in 1843 it shook the whole island and utterly ruined its towns. Farther south, on the little British isle of St. Vincent, we find another Soufriere which shared with Mont Pelee in the terrible disaster of 1902.

The West Indies have very appropriately been called an island continent for the area is vast, and according to geologists the islands are the remaining peaks and plateaus of a now submerged land.«

(alle Bildunterschriften und Texte sind den Vorder- bzw. Rückseiten der Stereokarten entnommen)

Whirlpool Rapids

In the Realm of Wonder, Pohutu Geyser, New Zealand

Gigantic lily leaf (Victoria Regia), used as a raft – in  charming Como Park, St. Paul, Minnesota, 1903

Ein stereoskopischer Ein-Blick in die Welt um 1900 …  (wird fortgesetzt)

(alle Bildunterschriften und Texte sind den Vorder- bzw. Rückseiten der Stereokarten entnommen)

Private Collection / Private Sammlung

➢ antike Stereokarten & anaglyphe Bilder

➢ … ein Blick auf »Stereokarten«

➢ Ein »Weltspiegel« um 1900

Pfeil senkrecht nach oben

Abstand senkrecht 600 2


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