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Plantation Collection

"Exploring the Rich Tapestry of Plantations Around the World" From the lush tea plantations in Ceylon to the ancient olive trees in Italy

Background imagePlantation Collection: Map of Ceylon showing tea industry plantations

Map of Ceylon showing tea industry plantations
Map of Ceylon (Sri Lanka) showing tea industry plantations. Date: circa 1920

Background imagePlantation Collection: Plantation Farm, Chaigley, Lancashire

Plantation Farm, Chaigley, Lancashire
Plantation Farm, Chaigley, Clitheroe, Lancashire, England. Date: 1910s

Background imagePlantation Collection: Ancient Cerignola olive trees -Olea europaea-, Ostuni, Apulia, Italy

Ancient Cerignola olive trees -Olea europaea-, Ostuni, Apulia, Italy

Background imagePlantation Collection: Tea plantation on a tea estate in Haputale, Nuwara Eliya District, Sri Lanka Hill Country

Tea plantation on a tea estate in Haputale, Nuwara Eliya District, Sri Lanka Hill Country, Sri Lanka, Asia

Background imagePlantation Collection: The portico in wrought iron on entrance door to Champagne Louis Roederer, Reims

The portico in wrought iron on entrance door to Champagne Louis Roederer, Reims, Champagne, Marne, Ardennes, France

Background imagePlantation Collection: MALAYA: PLANTATION, 1931. The Market of the Garden Tropics - Malayan Pineapples

MALAYA: PLANTATION, 1931. The Market of the Garden Tropics - Malayan Pineapples. British Empire Marketing Board Poster, 1931

Background imagePlantation Collection: BORNEO SAGO. British Empire Marketing Board poster, 1931

BORNEO SAGO. British Empire Marketing Board poster, 1931

Background imagePlantation Collection: Plundering a plantation during Shermans March to the Sea

Plundering a plantation during Shermans March to the Sea
Shermans troops foraging on a Georgia plantation, 1864. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePlantation Collection: Women walking on path amid tea estate in the Anaimalai Hills near Valparai, Tamil Nadu, India

Women walking on path amid tea estate in the Anaimalai Hills near Valparai, Tamil Nadu, India

Background imagePlantation Collection: Highland pony

Highland pony sheltering beneath Scots pine trees during a snow storm. This breed of horse is the largest of the native British breeds

Background imagePlantation Collection: Close up of green tea leaves growing on the Makinohara tea plantation in Shizuoka, Japan

Close up of green tea leaves growing on the Makinohara tea plantation in Shizuoka, Japan

Background imagePlantation Collection: USA, Louisiana, Oak Alley Plantation; Vacherie, Colonial style house

USA, Louisiana, Oak Alley Plantation; Vacherie, Colonial style house

Background imagePlantation Collection: El Caney Plantation and view over coffee crops towards the Andes Mountains

El Caney Plantation and view over coffee crops towards the Andes Mountains, near Manizales, Colombia, South America

Background imagePlantation Collection: Hills and coffee plantations near Manizales, Colombia, South America

Hills and coffee plantations near Manizales, Colombia, South America

Background imagePlantation Collection: BOH tea plantation, Cameron Highlands, Malaysia, Southeast Asia, Asia

BOH tea plantation, Cameron Highlands, Malaysia, Southeast Asia, Asia

Background imagePlantation Collection: Coffee plantations on the slopes of the Poas Volcano, near San Jose, Costa Rica

Coffee plantations on the slopes of the Poas Volcano, near San Jose, Costa Rica, Central America

Background imagePlantation Collection: Cotton Plantation

Cotton Plantation
A Cotton Plantation in the South, USA 1890s. Painting by Herman Hubner. Date: 1890s

Background imagePlantation Collection: BRAZIL: COFFEE PRODUCTION. Spreading coffee beans for drying at a farm in Brazil

BRAZIL: COFFEE PRODUCTION. Spreading coffee beans for drying at a farm in Brazil. Photograph, c1940

Background imagePlantation Collection: MISSISSIPPI: LABOR, 1940. Cotton picking in the vicinity of Clarksdale, Mississippi

MISSISSIPPI: LABOR, 1940. Cotton picking in the vicinity of Clarksdale, Mississippi. Photograph by Marion Post Wolcott, November 1940

Background imagePlantation Collection: Sugarcane plants in Mauritius, Africa

Sugarcane plants in Mauritius, Africa

Background imagePlantation Collection: View over tea estates, Munnar, Kerala, India, Asia

View over tea estates, Munnar, Kerala, India, Asia

Background imagePlantation Collection: In the oasis of Ghadames, UNESCO world heritage, Libya

In the oasis of Ghadames, UNESCO world heritage, Libya

Background imagePlantation Collection: Tea Plantation, Haputale, Badulla District, Uva Province, Sri Lanka, Asia

Tea Plantation, Haputale, Badulla District, Uva Province, Sri Lanka, Asia

Background imagePlantation Collection: Tea plantation in the mountains of Munnar, Kerala, India, Asia

Tea plantation in the mountains of Munnar, Kerala, India, Asia

Background imagePlantation Collection: GATL2A-00033

GATL2A-00033
Jamaican plantation houses from a roadside, 1880s. Hand-colored halftone of a 19th-century Howard Pyle illustration

Background imagePlantation Collection: AGRI2A-00088

AGRI2A-00088
Native field hands picking coffee in Brazil 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePlantation Collection: Thailand farmers

Thailand farmers rice planting and grow rice in the rainy season. Chanwit Whanset

Background imagePlantation Collection: Lavender field and thunderstorm clouds - France, Provence-Alpes-Cote d Azur

Lavender field and thunderstorm clouds - France, Provence-Alpes-Cote d Azur, Alpes de Haute Provence, Forcalquier, Valensole, Valensole - Allemagne - Provence, Plateau de Valensole

Background imagePlantation Collection: Loading sugar cane in a field, Cuba

Loading sugar cane in a field, Cuba. Date: circa 1910

Background imagePlantation Collection: Bali Rice Terraces

Bali Rice Terraces. Sunrise rice fields of Jatiluwih at Tabanan, Bali Indonesia

Background imagePlantation Collection: The Home of George Washington, Mount Vernon, Virginia, published by Nathaniel Currier

The Home of George Washington, Mount Vernon, Virginia, published by Nathaniel Currier
XJL166114 The Home of George Washington, Mount Vernon, Virginia, published by Nathaniel Currier (1813-88) and James Merritt Ives (1824-95) (colour litho) by American School

Background imagePlantation Collection: Harvesting Tobacco In Early Virginia

Harvesting Tobacco In Early Virginia
Painting of three farm workers harvesting tobacco leaves on a Virginia plantation with farm buildings visible as a sailing ship lies anchored on the river behind them, circa 1612

Background imagePlantation Collection: Bananas are grown everywhere in Uganda

Bananas are grown everywhere in Uganda. Originally native to Southeast Asia, there are now more banana and plantain varieties in the Great Lakes Region of Central Africa than any other place of

Background imagePlantation Collection: Belle Grove, Louisiana, 1938 (b / w photo)

Belle Grove, Louisiana, 1938 (b / w photo)
5672319 Belle Grove, Louisiana, 1938 (b/w photo) by Johnston, Frances Benjamin (1864-1952); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imagePlantation Collection: Portugal, Azores, Sao Miguel Island. Gorreana Tea Plantation, one of the last tea growers in Europe

Portugal, Azores, Sao Miguel Island. Gorreana Tea Plantation, one of the last tea growers in Europe, newly harvested tea

Background imagePlantation Collection: Picture No. 11676129

Picture No. 11676129
Tea Plantation Gorreana tea factory harvesting of the leaves takes place when the majority of the branches have three leaves, as each of the leaves has a different age

Background imagePlantation Collection: Tazacorte, La Palma, Canary Islands, Spain, Europe, PublicGround

Tazacorte, La Palma, Canary Islands, Spain, Europe, PublicGround

Background imagePlantation Collection: Scenic View of Valparai

Scenic View of Valparai
Valparai is a hill station (3500 feet above sea level) on the western ghats. Very scenic, vast lands are covered with tea plantations

Background imagePlantation Collection: Tea plantations in India

Tea plantations in India
Tea plantations around Munnar (Kerala, India)

Background imagePlantation Collection: Tea plantation in India

Tea plantation in India
Location: the Western-Ghats mountain range around Munnar (Kerala, India)

Background imagePlantation Collection: Interior of The restaurant Brunel at night. Tables with glasses, knives, ofrks, glasses

Interior of The restaurant Brunel at night. Tables with glasses, knives, ofrks, glasses. Candles. Avignon, Vaucluse, Provence, Alpes Cote d Azur, France, Europe

Background imagePlantation Collection: Le Grand Montrachet, Domaine Jacques Prieur, Duverget, Taboureau. An iron gate and stone wall

Le Grand Montrachet, Domaine Jacques Prieur, Duverget, Taboureau. An iron gate and stone wall

Background imagePlantation Collection: HAWAII: PINEAPPLE HARVEST. Farmers on a pineapple plantation in Hawaii, early 20th century

HAWAII: PINEAPPLE HARVEST. Farmers on a pineapple plantation in Hawaii, early 20th century

Background imagePlantation Collection: Kiwi Plantation ripe Kiwis hanging from the branches which are fixed to an artificial structure

Kiwi Plantation ripe Kiwis hanging from the branches which are fixed to an artificial structure similar to vines
SAS-955 Kiwi Plantation - ripe Kiwis hanging from the branches which are fixed to an artificial structure similar to vines

Background imagePlantation Collection: Tea shop on a tea plantation, BOH Sungai Palas Tea Estate, Cameron Highlands

Tea shop on a tea plantation, BOH Sungai Palas Tea Estate, Cameron Highlands, Perak state, Malaysia, Southeast Asia, Asia

Background imagePlantation Collection: Tea plantation

Tea plantation, Nuwara Eliya area, Sri Lanka, Asia

Background imagePlantation Collection: White flowers and green tea leaves, Thea bohea, Camellia sinensis

White flowers and green tea leaves, Thea bohea, Camellia sinensis
5856743 White flowers and green tea leaves, Thea bohea, Camellia sinensis by Sowerby, James (1757-1822); (add.info.: White flowers and green tea leaves, Thea bohea, Camellia sinensis)



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"Exploring the Rich Tapestry of Plantations Around the World" From the lush tea plantations in Ceylon to the ancient olive trees in Italy, plantations have long been a symbol of agricultural prosperity and cultural heritage. This captivating map showcases Ceylon's thriving tea industry, revealing a landscape dotted with sprawling estates that have shaped the region's identity. In Tamil Nadu, India, women gracefully traverse paths amidst verdant tea estates nestled within the breathtaking Anaimalai Hills near Valparai. Their presence is a testament to generations of labor and dedication that have made these plantations thrive. Moving westward to Apulia, Italy, we encounter majestic Cerignola olive trees - living relics steeped in history. These ancient giants stand as guardians of tradition and bear witness to centuries-old cultivation practices passed down through generations. Traveling further east brings us to Malaya in 1931, where British Empire Marketing Board posters proudly showcase an abundance of tropical delights. The vibrant market scene depicts pineapples from Malayan plantations - a testament to their bountiful harvests and contribution to global trade. Venturing into Sri Lanka's Hill Country reveals picturesque scenes on Haputale's tea estate. Here, rows upon rows of meticulously cultivated tea plants create an enchanting vista against rolling hills – a testament to human ingenuity harmonizing with nature’s beauty. Meanwhile, Champagne Louis Roederer welcomes visitors with its exquisite wrought iron portico – an elegant entrance befitting one of France's most prestigious vineyards. This plantation stands as a testament not only to viticultural excellence but also architectural grandeur. Journeying across continents takes us next to Borneo where British Empire Marketing Board posters celebrate Borneo Sago – showcasing this valuable crop grown on vast plantations that sustain local communities while contributing significantly towards international markets. However, it is important not just romanticize plantation life without acknowledging its dark history.