Vanda miss joaquim orchid, national flower of Singapore
This orchid (Vanda Miss Joaquim), also known as the Singapore orchid and the Princess Aloha orchid is a hybrid between Vanda teres and Vanda hookeriana. Described in 1893, this was the first orchid hybrid to be described from Singapore.
The orchid was named after Agnes Joaquim in whose garden the hybrid originated and who bred the world's first cultivated orchid hybrid.
It was selected to be the National Flower of Singapore in 1981
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Broken down Classic 50s American car Havana Cuba
The old cars of Cuba preserved since the USA trade sanctions have become the symbol of Cuba. This broken down car being pushed symbolises the collapsed local economy. Castillo Del Morro and Lighthouse in background
© Anthony Collins 2015
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Horlicks advertisement, World War I
Advertisement for Horlick's Malted Milk Lunch Tablets, just the thing for reinforcing a soldier's energy and strength during a long march. "Thousands of men on active service have found them invaluable so send your friend a liberal supply...". Date: 1915
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