|La Ceiba beach front after the 1932 hurricane|
If you are Honduran, and even if you are not, you will love this blog. I promise. It includes a lot of history on various topics as well as the old photos, antique postal cards, money, stamps, and documents.
|Honduras' postal service, 1897|
Article topics include the exacavation and restoration of Copán Ruinas from the 1890s, historical photos of the national railroad, early aviation in Honduras (did you know that Charles Lindberg landed here in 1928?), post cards from the early 1900s, historical maps of Honduras going back to the 1700s, and much, much more. One of my favorites are the original pencil drawings of a Honduran artist from Williams Vincent Wells' 1857 book "Explorations and Adventures in Honduras, which I have read and thoroughly enjoyed (with caveats). Oddly, the artist was not given credit in the book, being named only as "a Honduran". Hmmmph!
|6th Avenue, San Pedro Sula|
Memoria Gráfica includes old photos from towns such as La Ceiba, Puerto Cortés, Trujillo, Utila, Comayagua, San Pedro Sula and the largest collection, Tegucigalpa, with 160 photos.
|Tegucigalpa from La Leona, year unknown,|
but some time before 1948
|Current day Tegucigalpa, Cerro Juan A. Lainez|
Image: Skyscraper City
|Tegus, a more panoramic view (Wikipedia)|
|And the other side of the same hill|
Most importantly, please leave a comment to thank the blogger, Marti Corrales, for his efforts in displaying this wonderful collection! Congratulations, Marti, for your wonderful blog. It is a real tribute to Honduras.