American Samoa - Pago Pago - production of copra
Pago Pago, Capital of American Samoa - the cultivation of Coconut palms (Cocos nucifera) for the production of copra, the dried flesh of the coconut. Coconut oil is extracted from copra, making it an important agricultural commodity for many coconut-producing countries. It also yields coconut cake, which is mainly used as feed for livestock. Date: 1905
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection
Ancient Germanic warriors at a banquet
Ancient Germanic warriors at a banquet. Warriors in animal skins eating and drinking, women grilling meat over a fire, in a large wooden structure. More soldiers arrive and leave their shields and lances at the door. After Philipp Cluver's Germania Antiqua. Convito degli Antichi Germani. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Verico from Giulio Ferrario's Costumes Ancient and Modern of the Peoples of the World, Il Costume Antico e Moderno, Florence, 1837
Monuments on the site of the Battle of Waterloo, Belgium
A view of several of the monuments erected in Belgium on the site of the Battle of Waterloo, fought between the Napoleonic French armies and the British army and allies on 18 June 1815. On the left is the Lion's Mound, a manmade hill with a large lion sculpture on the peak. On the right is the Monument to the Hanoverians, and behind it the Gordon Monument, in honour of Wellington's aide Alexander Gordon, who died during the fighting.
© The Roseries Collection / Mary Evans Picture Library