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La Tigra Cattle Ranch in Argentina Photographic Album

Identifier: 2022-014

Scope and Contents

The collection contains one photographic album from the studio of Samuel Boote of 27 photographs from the 1880s visually documenting the La Tigra cattle ranch located near Olavarría, Argentina. Photographs measure between 6½” x 8½” and 4¾” x 7” and do not include captions.


  • circa 1880s

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Biographical / Historical

La Tigra was a cattle ranch located near Olavarría in the Buenos Aires province of Argentina. The ranch was founded in 1873 by Joaquin Pourtalé (1831-1886), a member of an influential immigrant family from the French Pyrenees. Pourtalé was a well-established member of the community, serving as an alternate Justice of the Peace and alternate on the municipal commission of Olavarría. La Tigra installed Olavarría’s first wire fence in 1881.


1.0 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

Spanish; Castilian

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Guide to the La Tigra Cattle Ranch in Argentina Photographic Album
September 2022
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Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266