Cocoa Fruit Boy, c1921
This is one of a dozen or so plates (images), likely removed from an unknown book. A friend acquired these when he bought some other items in Amapala Island more than 30 years ago. The actual images are 18x23 cm (about 7x9"), on paper 28x33 cm. All were framed long ago, and this email jpg is shot through the glass and cropped. I don't know the photographer or exact locale, or the name of the book from which they were likely removed. The photo quality of the originals are remarkably good, and I suspect they were produced in book-form in limited numbers. I didn't recognize any of the images as having been in other common books or encyclopedias, or used on postcards, etc. If anyone has more information regarding any of these images (all are entered here and can be searched under "Orbis-Zentralamerika", I would appreciate that information. The labels from the back are in code of some sort, and the phrase is not the title of the book; I suspect "P" refers to "Plate", and "C" to "Copyright" - but that is only a guess. If the latter is copyright, it is likely the date of the book copyright, not the date the image was taken. If these are plate numbers then it would seem there are many other images in this series. The aging paper label on the back of this one reads: Orbis-Zentralamerika: P-27 C-1921 Nicaragua.