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South America

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
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Found in 15 Collections and/or Records:

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.

Brazilian Community Building During the 1960s Photographic Album

Identifier: 2022-009
Scope and Contents The collection consists of 147 black and white or sepia toned photographs of Daniel K. Ludwig’s business ventures in 1960s Brazil. Photographs measure between 2 ½”x 3” and 4”x5” and are captioned with simple descriptions such as “transportation” and “arriving on ranch.” The photographs show building an airstrip and infrastructure, cattle ranching, and land clearing. Many photographs show Ludwig’s employees and locals posing with bi-planes, animals, and their community while undertaking Ludwig’s...
Dates: circa 1960s

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

Chiloil Tanker Ship in Brazil in the 1930s Photographic Album

 Collection — 2022-022: [1005680712]
Identifier: 2022-022
Scope and Contents One photographic album depicting an American tanker ship in Santos, Rio de Janeiro, and Montevideo, Brazil, during the 1930s. 58 photographs show the interior and exterior of tanker "Chiloil" as well as street views in various Brazilian locations alongside 23 posctards from Santos, most of which are captioned.
Dates: circa 1930s

De Benneville Randolph Keim Papers

 Collection — Box 4314.001: [1005697224]
Identifier: MSS-4314
Scope and Contents The collection consists of two bound manuscript volumes and approximately 70 loose manuscript letters dating from late 1870-early 1872 from De Benneville Randolph Keim who, as an envoy for President Ulysses Grant, reported on the condition of the United States consulates in Asia, Egypt, and South America. One bound manuscript collection consists of correspondence primarily between Keim and their mother, friends, government officials abroad and at home, and President Grant. The second bound...
Dates: 1870 - 1872

Edward Davison Letters on Early American Merchants in Buenos Aires

Identifier: MSS-4282
Overview This collection contains sixteen letters from Massachusetts native Edward Davison in Buenos Aires, Argentina, to his business partner Francis (Frank) Leland in Montevideo, Uruguay, regarding transactions at their commercial firm.
Dates: 1834 - 1835

Indigenous Census in 1670 Colombia Decree

Identifier: MSS-4330
Scope and Contents This broadside from Boyacá, New Granada, (present day Colombia) describes a 1670 follow up visit concerning an Indigenous man living with his mother originally reported in a census conducted thirty- four years prior. The broadside is signed by the magistrate Rodrigo Zapata who certified the details. Written in Spanish.
Dates: 1670-06-25

Mato Grosso, Brazil, in the 1930s Photographic Album

Identifier: 2022-016
Scope and Contents This photographic album contains 42 black and white photographs of Companhia Viação São Paulo as the company developed the area of the upper Paraná River in Mato Grosso do Sul during the 1930s. Photographs are of towns, ports, ships, and company operations around the Paraná River as well as landscape surrounding the area in both Brazil and Argentina. All photographs measure approximately 3 1/4" x 4 1/4" and are captioned.
Dates: circa 1930s

Mogiana Railway Photographic Album

 Collection — Box 2022-005: [1005697225]
Identifier: 2022-005
Scope and Contents Collection contains one photograph album from 1900 of 39 gelatin silver prints by photographer O. Sainati of Campinas-based Mogiana Railway stations, bridges, locomotives, and surrounding everyday life. The album is comprised of 39 card stock leaves with one photograph per page, mounted with original captions. The Mogiana stations focused primarily on the railway line between Jaguarina and Cravinhos in the Sao Paulo state of Brazil.
Dates: 1900

Postcards from Argentina Photographic Album

Identifier: 2022-013
Scope and Contents One bound photographic album containing about 240 photograph postcards, about 12 magazine clippings, seven leaves of typewritten text, three feather art works, and a color printed map of Argentina, mostly of Indigenous Argentinians during the 1930s. All postcards measure 3¼”x 5¼” and are captioned in Spanish. The seven paper leaves contain typewritten text in French.
Dates: 1930s

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

Wade Hall Photographs, Small Collection

 Collection — Box 2009001.012: [1006241509]
Identifier: 2009-048
Abstract This collection consists of twenty black and white photographs depicting scenes from South American aboriginal village.
Dates: 1930

Wade Hall Photographs, Small Collection

 Collection — Box 2009001.027: [1006241524]
Identifier: 2009-116
Overview This collection consists of nineteen photographs depicting people in South America and Mexico.
Dates: 1900 - 1909

Whitman Family Papers

Identifier: MSS-4228
Overview The Whitman Family Papers contain correspondence, diaries, photographs, clippings, books, and memorabilia related to the members of this prominent New England family, particularly Jason Whitman (1799-1848), a Unitarian minister in Portland, Maine, and Lexington, Massachusetts; and Bernard and Minnie Hamilton Whitman, who lived in Brazil and Colombia in the 1870s and 1880s while Bernard worked in South America as an engineer and street railway builder.
Dates: 1830-1950