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[Photograph album of an English woman's journey to a cattle ranch in Llanca, Peru], (graphic)

Label
[Photograph album of an English woman's journey to a cattle ranch in Llanca, Peru]
Title
[Photograph album of an English woman's journey to a cattle ranch in Llanca, Peru]
Contributor
Photographer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Album of amateur photographs by a young English woman, documenting her journey to a cattle ranch in Llanca, Peru in November and December of 1929.
Cataloging source
CLU
Characteristic
picture
Summary expansion
The album opens with snapshots of the travelers embarking aboard the R.M.S. "Oropesa" on Armistice Day 1929, bound from Liverpool to the port of Callao, Peru. The photographer's traveling companion, Ernest, is pictured with fellow passengers--"stable companions"--on deck. Another photo shows contestants in a potato race on board. Other photos document stops en route in Havana, Cuba, Kingston, Jamaica, and the Panama Canal. In Lima, the photographer, Ernest, and a friend, Mrs. Sage, pose in front of the Rospigliosi Castle, built in 1929 by the wealthy doctor Carlos Rospigliosi Vigil in honor of the visit of King Alfonso XIII of Spain to Lima. From Callao, the photographer and Ernest begin the journey to Llanca by car, driving on rocky and dusty roads; they stop along the way to fill up the radiator with water, repair a flat tire, and rescue the car after it has run off the road. They stop for the night in the small town of Casma, before reaching their destination: a cattle ranch in Llanca, Peru, near Yungay in Ancash region, belonging to their friends "Kath and Raul" and their three young children. There are photos of the ranch house and patio, the children astride horses and playing in the nearby river, the two men Ernest and Raul riding out to see the cattle, ranch hands marking cattle, a rodeo scene, and the cathedral in town, surrounded by snow-capped mountains. Numerous photos portray native Indians who work on the ranch, or are employed by the family as nanny and cook, and there are also many landscape photos, including a postcard from nearby Huarás. One unusual photo is captioned "The first broadcast behind the house," and shows six men standing on a rocky hill, one with a short wave radio, and two others in front of a microphone. The last photo in the album is a formal portrait (13.7 x 8.5 cm) of "Kath," Kathleen Zoila Vizcarra, at the age of five. Visible is the embossed name of the photographer, D. Goyzueta, Lima, Peru. Laid in is large photo (11.7 x 17.6 cm) of a wedding party, with a pencil note on verso in the hand of the photographer, describing the custom in Peru of having a godmother and godfather for a wedding, rather than a best man. The photo bears the stamp of the Foto "Star" studio in Rimac of Lucio M. Chumbes A. Also included is a small watercolor of the patio of the ranch house in Llanca by Ernest, signed "E.S." [Ernest Smiff?] and dated Sept. 1930
Technique
not applicable
Label
[Photograph album of an English woman's journey to a cattle ranch in Llanca, Peru], (graphic)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title supplied by cataloger
  • Photographs are of varying sizes, and are mounted with corners to rectos of leaves of heavy brown paper, with three, four, five, or six photos to a page; captions in pencil below, with additional information on verso of some photos
  • Bound in medium brown paper covers printed in dark brown; in lower left corner of front cover "Made in England;" covers tied with gold-colored twisted cord and decorated with two gold painted wooden beads
  • Part of the Photograph Album Collection (Collection 94) in the Charles E. Young Research Library Department of Special Collections, UCLA
Color
black and white
Dimensions
20 x 29 cm (album)
Extent
1 album (78 photographic prints)
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: In modern beige cloth clamshell box; gold-stamped red leather box label with title "Llanca, Peru, 1929." Purchase, Denning House Antiquarian Books & Manuscripts, 2013.
Other physical details
gelatin silver
Primary support material
paper
Secondary support material
paper
Specific material designation
photoprint
System control number
  • (OCoLC)884594112
  • ucoclc884594112
Label
[Photograph album of an English woman's journey to a cattle ranch in Llanca, Peru], (graphic)
Publication
Note
  • Title supplied by cataloger
  • Photographs are of varying sizes, and are mounted with corners to rectos of leaves of heavy brown paper, with three, four, five, or six photos to a page; captions in pencil below, with additional information on verso of some photos
  • Bound in medium brown paper covers printed in dark brown; in lower left corner of front cover "Made in England;" covers tied with gold-colored twisted cord and decorated with two gold painted wooden beads
  • Part of the Photograph Album Collection (Collection 94) in the Charles E. Young Research Library Department of Special Collections, UCLA
Color
black and white
Dimensions
20 x 29 cm (album)
Extent
1 album (78 photographic prints)
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: In modern beige cloth clamshell box; gold-stamped red leather box label with title "Llanca, Peru, 1929." Purchase, Denning House Antiquarian Books & Manuscripts, 2013.
Other physical details
gelatin silver
Primary support material
paper
Secondary support material
paper
Specific material designation
photoprint
System control number
  • (OCoLC)884594112
  • ucoclc884594112

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