The story behind the poster

Countries of Origin poster that hangs in the Brooks Tropicals lobby

Brooks Tropicals’ Countries of Origin poster not only hangs in our lobby but is a popular poster for our retailers, wholesalers and consumers. The map of the Caribbean area is unique, painted by an Italian teenage girl as part of her school work. Her original watercolor also hangs in our lobby.

The original map painted by an Italian teenage girl in the late 1800s.The original was bought at the Miami International Map Fair six years ago. This Map Fair is the largest in the world. It’s this weekend at the History Museum of Miami. They have lectures as well as a exhibit area where you can see and buy rare maps.

There are three of my business cards underneath the original map. The first 3 to present these cards to me will receive a recyclable Caribbean Red shopping bag. Please do not alert anyone else to this little contest. My apologies to my fellow Belize employees for not having something for you. I’ll work on that.