Sri Lanka (nation)
Found in 1242 Collections and/or Records:
278 x 210 mm. Showing the final warming of the tea before packing, with leaf spread out on metal trays.
260 x 204 mm. View showing Singhalese men washing clothes at the edge of a river or lake, with laundry drying on the ground beyond and a plantation of palms in the background.
The collection consists of reproductions and originals of nineteenth-century prints, postcards, early and modern photographs, and watercolours which feature in two books on the tea industry written by John Weatherstone. Weatherstone’s works are distinguished for the wealth of their illustrations, which vividly bring to life the planter’s working and living conditions.
279 x 211 mm. Showing estate workers bringing in baskets of tea to a shed where they are weighed on scales, and the figures recorded by a figure standing in the background.
The caption printed on the reverse reads: 'Wild buffaloes are found in all the low country forest. When caught young they can be domesticated'.
197x138mm. Showing a group of wild elephants inside the kraal, with a tethered animal lying in the left foreground.
278 x 210 mm. Showing leaf laid out on the withering ‘tats’ (shelves formed from hessian spread over a wooden framework). The purpose of the withering process is to allow a certain amount of moisture to escape from the leaf and to become sufficiently flaccid and pliable for rolling.
52 x 78 mm.
Quarter-plate. One of a pair of stone lions at the Matigawa, or Royal Palace ruins, Yapahu.
Quarter-plate. Print spoiled. Painting only. Negative of this is useless, hence painting only available. (Fisher)
The printed caption on the reverse reads: 'M.B. Uduman's Copyright No. 13. Printed in Saxony. Published by 'The Travellers Mart', 14 York and Ballie Street, Colombo'.
108 x 148 mm.