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[Photograph album of Buenos Aires, and missions in Peru and Bolivia]

Label
[Photograph album of Buenos Aires, and missions in Peru and Bolivia]
Title
[Photograph album of Buenos Aires, and missions in Peru and Bolivia]
Creator
Photographer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Photograph album compiled by Alfred W. Peterson of photographs and postcards documenting the two years (1930-1931) he spent in Buenos Aires, working for the South American Division of the Seventh-day Adventists.
Biographical or historical data
Seventh-day Adventist missionary and teacher.
Cataloging source
CLU
Characteristic
picture
Summary expansion
He, his wife and son sailed from New York on January 24, 1930, aboard the Munson Steamship liner "American Legion," and arrived in Buenos Aires on February 11, 1930. A menu for the Captains Farewell Dinner on Tuesday, February 4, 1930, is laid in. The Petersons were met by members of the local missionary staff: Etta Hewgley, Dorita Thomann, Mr. and Mrs. P.H. Barnes, and Mrs. C.L. Bauer. Included are numerous photographs of the Peterson's two homes in Buenos Aires on Calle Estomba (no. 1714, later no. 1730), the children with whom their son Keene ("K.P.") played, and the missionary staffmembers with whom they socialized--the Browns, Breitigams, and Fayards, among others. Of particular interest are the photographs Peterson took of daily life in Buenos Aires, including scenes of the garbage collection cart, furniture merchant, vendor of ferns, vegetable and fruit vendor and cart, a "zapatero" or shoe seller, the milkman making his delivery in his horse cart, and a "vigilante," or mounted policeman. There are also photos of a funeral procession, a religious parade in which young men carry the image of the Virgin Mary through the streets, and children playing in the Palermo Rose Garden. There are three pictures of railroads, including an Argentine freight car, an engine (which can run either forward or backward) of the Ferrocarril Central Argentino (F.C.C.A.), and a pedestrian bridge over the railway tracks. The family collected postcards which they mounted in the album in a section labeled "Interesting Places in the city of 'Good Airs,' Buenos Aires:" Congress Hall, Congress Square, Plaza Libertad, Independence Monument, Avenida de Mayo, Parque Palermo, the statue of Garibaldi in Plaza Italia, and the Retiro railway station. Two postcards laid in, dated February 1930 and March 1930, and addressed to Mrs. Bertha E. Parker of Longmont, Colorado, were written by Stella Peterson to her mother, who once owned the album. A third postcard laid in was written by Mrs. Peterson to her grandmother Mrs. Cora M. Jones, also of Longmont. On June 11, 1930, Alfred Peterson left Buenos Aires to visit missions in Peru, Bolivia, and Chile, including Collana Mission near La Paz in Bolivia; and Ilave, Puno, and Plateria Missions near Lake Titicaca in Peru. His trip is documented with photographs of the Andes Mountains; sheep and llamas grazing on the pampa; Indian women at Ilave Mission preparing freeze-dried potatoes or "chuños" by stomping with their bare feet on frozen potatoes which have been left outside overnight in order to force out all the water, and which are then used as tithe offerings; and spinning wool on hand spindles at Plateria Mission; reed boats or "balsas" on Lake Titicaca; and the market at Puno. Peterson travels aboard the S.S. Orazio from Mollendo to Lima to attend the fifth Adventist Ministerial Institute in Lima, at which all of the South American staff gathered to study how to increase efficiency of their work. He took a group photo of the staff attending the meeting (reprinted in the Adventist South American Bulletin 6, no. 6 (June 1930), page 2), as well as the Escuela Industrial in Lima; workers making adobe bricks for a boys' dormitory at Lima School which included Home Mission Secretary R.R. Breitigam, and Luciano Chambe, an Aymará Indian selected as the first native delegate to the Adventist General Conference; and scenes of Inca ruins. The one photograph from Chile is a shot of men loading copper bars in a boat on the Chile coast. The album closes with photos of the South American Division families and Division Committee, dated February 1931, and some additional views of Buenos Aires. A presentation note laid in the front of the album is addressed to the Petersons' son Keene. Albert and Stella Peterson had prepared the album for Mrs. Peterson's parents, the Parkers; when the Parkers passed away, the Petersons thought their son should have the album
Technique
not applicable
Label
[Photograph album of Buenos Aires, and missions in Peru and Bolivia]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title supplied by cataloger
  • Photographs are mounted on rectos and versos of 46 leaves of heavy black paper, one, two, or three to a page; captions below written in white ink
  • Bound in an "Agrippa" album made by Eastman Kodak Company; black grain leather covers, with 50 leaves of black paper secured with silk cord
  • Part of the Photograph Album Collection (Collection 94) in Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA
Color
black and white
Dimensions
19 x 30 cm (album)
Extent
1 album (107 photographic prints and postcards)
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: in modern beige cloth cardboard clamshell box. Purchase, Margolis & Moss, 2014.
Other physical details
gelatin silver
Primary support material
paper
Secondary support material
paper
Specific material designation
photoprint
System control number
  • (OCoLC)900499051
  • ucoclc900499051
Label
[Photograph album of Buenos Aires, and missions in Peru and Bolivia]
Publication
Note
  • Title supplied by cataloger
  • Photographs are mounted on rectos and versos of 46 leaves of heavy black paper, one, two, or three to a page; captions below written in white ink
  • Bound in an "Agrippa" album made by Eastman Kodak Company; black grain leather covers, with 50 leaves of black paper secured with silk cord
  • Part of the Photograph Album Collection (Collection 94) in Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA
Color
black and white
Dimensions
19 x 30 cm (album)
Extent
1 album (107 photographic prints and postcards)
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: in modern beige cloth cardboard clamshell box. Purchase, Margolis & Moss, 2014.
Other physical details
gelatin silver
Primary support material
paper
Secondary support material
paper
Specific material designation
photoprint
System control number
  • (OCoLC)900499051
  • ucoclc900499051

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