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South America -- Description and travel

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
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Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

A. B. McDaniel Journals and Scrapbook

Identifier: MSS-0951
Abstract A journal of trips to Europe and western U.S., newspaper clippings about U.S. Army aviators and a flight around South America 1926, photographs, postcards, ticket stubs, and family letters
Dates: 1858 - 1927

Andrew and Charles Talcott Letters

Identifier: MSS-4343
Content Description One letter from Andrew Talcott and ten letters to and from Charles Talcott written between 1852 and 1867. Father and son, both Andrew and Charles worked as civil engineers on railroads in the United States and Mexico. Andrew writes about railroad work, and he is mentioned in Charles’ letters concerning engineering work and some personal affairs. Most of the letters are from Charles Talcott to his wife, Theodosia “Thedie” Talcott, discussing their moves to Mexico in 1865, and the domestic...
Dates: 1852-04-17 - 1867-06-08

Argentina in the 1890s Photographic Album

Identifier: 2022-012
Scope and Contents This collection of 50 black and white photographs depicts everyday life in Buenos Aires, Palermo, and Hurlingham, Argentina during the 1890s. Photographs measure approximately 6¾” x 8¾” and are captioned on versos, though some captions are partly trimmed. Photographs show public celebrations and parades, portraits of Argentinians, and landmarks such as the Banco de la Nación and Central Station of Ferrocarril del Sud.
Dates: circa 1890s.

Chile in 1925 Photographic Album

 Collection — 2022-019: [1005680378]
Identifier: 2022-019
Scope and Contents This collection includes one photographic album of 47 photographs from various locations throughout Chile in 1925 and one letter dated 1928 addressed to the original photographer from the "Jefe de la Seccion Turismo" asking to obtain negatives of the photographs. Photographs depict scenery, natural landscapes, and locals going about every day activities. About 10 photographs feature Villarrica volcano and its rural surroundings. Photographs measure approximately 5 1/2"x 8 1/2".
Dates: 1925; 1928

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.
Dates: circa 1880s

Rio de Janeiro in the 1920s Photographic Album

Identifier: 2022-017
Scope and Contents This photographic album contains 33 black and white photographs of Rio de Janeiro buildings and landmarks during the 1920s taken by three unidentified photographers. Images include panoramas of Rio de Janeiro, Sugarloaf Mountain, and Copacabana neighborhoods. All photographs are captioned with the creator's stamp except for two. Photographs measure 6 1/2" x 8 1/2" and are mounted except for three that are loosely inserted.
Dates: circa 1920s

W. C. Olds Photographic Album and Speech

Identifier: 2022-029
Scope and Contents This collection contains one photographic album of 494 black-and-white photographs and one 14-page typescript speech from compiler W. C. Olds while traveling through South America during 1906 and 1907. The photographs are of daily life, street and market scenes, and city views of destinations in South America, including Brazil, Chile, Uruguay, Argentina, Ecuador, and Paraguay. The speech is addressed to an unspecified "Board of Trade" and describes Olds meeting locals, bartering at markets, and...
Dates: 1906 - 1907