Bird of Paradise Island, Tobago




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"Thomas Studio," [Trinidad and Tobago]


The postcard shows the Bird of Paradise Island, Tobago. This is a little island located about 3 km off the eastern side of Tobago. In 1909, an Englishman, Sir William Ingram decided to create a sanctuary for one of the species of the Bird of Paradise. In 1929 the island was declared a natural sanctuary. However, persons are allowed to visit the island to conduct scientific research or as a tourist, and must be accompanied by a guide. This postcard is addressed to Miss Monica Kelly of Massachusetts, England and affixed is a one cent Trinidad and Tobago postage stamp.


Colour: Sepia; Style: Landscape; Other: Bordered, Divided
Funding for this project has been provided by Mrs. Irma E. Goldstraw.

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Trinidad and Tobago, Postcards, Bays--Trinidad and Tobago, Islands--Trinidad and Tobago, Scenic overlooks--Trinidad and Tobago, Birds--Conservation--Trinidad and Tobago, Bird refuges--Trinidad and Tobago