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South America 1924, H.W.W

Label
South America 1924
Title
South America 1924
Statement of responsibility
H.W.W
Title variation
Photograph album of a trip through Panama, Peru, Argentina, and Brazil in 1924
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Photograph album of a trip through South America in 1924, with stops in Panama, Peru, Argentina, and Brazil, compiled by an unidentified photographer, whose initials "H.W.W." appear on front cover.
Cataloging source
CLU
Characteristic
picture
Summary expansion
The album opens with views of the Grace Line steamship "Santa Elisa" on the New York to west coast of South America route going through the Panama Canal, a "mule" used to move the ships through the canal visible on the right side of the photo. Other photos of Panama include ruins in the old Panama City which was destroyed by the pirate Henry Morgan in 1671, including the Puente del Matadero over the Algarrobo River, the former entrance to the city; the remains of the cathedral tower, now used as a lookout for tourists; and a young Panamanian boy posing in front of the railroad station at Gatun. Also included are village street views, market views of shoppers and vendors of pottery and vegetables in Salaverry/Trujillo; and three views of indigenous ruins and walls carved with glyphs at Chan Chan. Following a route down the west coast of South America, the "Santa Elisa" stops in Lima, Peru, where the photographer captures views of taxis lined up in the Plaza de Arms, the main square of the city, the pointed twin towers of the cathedral visible in the background. An interesting street scene shows a stage set up along the street, from which two men--political candidates perhaps--address a throng of passers-by. There are three photos of the architectural details of the central courtyard of the Palacio de Torre Tagle, with its Moorish arches, wooden balconies and fountain. From Lima, the steamship continues south, docking in Mollendo, where passengers disembark in a rope chair hoisted by a crane to the dock. From Mollendo, the travelers take a train inland visiting the colonial city of Arequipa, with views of the snow-capped peak of El Misti, and climbing through the mountains to the Inca sites in Cuzco and Macchu Picchu. The photographer records views of a mountain railroad station where a crowd of native Peruvians wait, the impressive Inca stonework of a wall in Cuzco, llamas, and Incan women in traditional dress, wearing their distinctive flat hats. One photo shows a native woman standing in the San Francisco market spinning thread using a hand distaff; another identifies a Peruvian man, "Mr. Sarmiento," standing in front of a horse railway car. The group's itinerary takes them around Lake Titicaca to Juliaca, Puno, and the floating reed islands in the lake of the Uro Indians. Crossing into Bolivia, they visit the pre-Columbian site of Tihuanaco, with its great monolithic stone gate, the town of Guaqui, and finally reach the capital city of La Paz. Other images depict the cobblestone streets, local people in native dress, two Inca men playing traditional pan pipes, donkeys and mules, and stucco homes thatched with straw. From La Paz, the travelers take a train to Arica, the point of departure for trips south to Santiago, Chile, and then east to Buenos Aires, Argentina. Included is a view of the city's Plaza del Congreso which houses the National Congress Building and Monumento de los Dos Congresos, a statue by the Belgian sculptor Jules Lagae from 1914. There is also a view of the seaplane which ferries passengers from Buenos Aires over the Rio de la Plata to Montevideo, and a scene of the travelers relaxing on the beach. In Sao Paulo, the photographer records a snake farm, and nearby in Campinas, trees on a coffee plantation. The final stop on the tour is Rio de Janeiro, documented with views of the bay from Sugar Loaf, and Corcovado, as well as the Arcos da Lapa, an impressive aqueduct constructed in the mid-18th century. The last photo in the album is a view of the American steamship for the return voyage to New York, the "SS American Legion," operated at that time by the Pan American Line on the New York-Rio de Janeiro-Montevideo-Buenos Aires route
Technique
not applicable
Label
South America 1924, H.W.W
Instantiates
Production
Note
  • Cover title
  • Many photographs printed on Velox paper, with the single word "Velox" stamped on verso. Velox paper was in use from the 1920s to the late 1940s; see P. Messier, "Notes on dating photographic paper," Topics in photographic preservation 11 (2005): 123-130
  • Photographs are mounted on rectos of 49 leaves of gray paper, two to a page; without captions
  • Bound in flexible wave-grain brown leather covers, tied with brown cord threaded through two grommets on left side; gold-stamped cover title
  • Part of the Photograph Album Collection (Collection 94) in Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA
Accompanying material
53 loose photographic prints (gelatin silver ; 63 x 88 mm or smaller)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
still image
Content type code
sti
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
18 x 29 cm (album) +
Extent
1 album (100 photographic prints)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: album and loose photographs housed together in modern beige cloth clamshell case. Purchase, Buckingham Books, 2018.
Other physical details
gelatin silver
Primary support material
paper
Secondary support material
paper
Specific material designation
photoprint
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1044694929
  • ucoclc1044694929
Label
South America 1924, H.W.W
Production
Note
  • Cover title
  • Many photographs printed on Velox paper, with the single word "Velox" stamped on verso. Velox paper was in use from the 1920s to the late 1940s; see P. Messier, "Notes on dating photographic paper," Topics in photographic preservation 11 (2005): 123-130
  • Photographs are mounted on rectos of 49 leaves of gray paper, two to a page; without captions
  • Bound in flexible wave-grain brown leather covers, tied with brown cord threaded through two grommets on left side; gold-stamped cover title
  • Part of the Photograph Album Collection (Collection 94) in Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA
Accompanying material
53 loose photographic prints (gelatin silver ; 63 x 88 mm or smaller)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
still image
Content type code
sti
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
18 x 29 cm (album) +
Extent
1 album (100 photographic prints)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: album and loose photographs housed together in modern beige cloth clamshell case. Purchase, Buckingham Books, 2018.
Other physical details
gelatin silver
Primary support material
paper
Secondary support material
paper
Specific material designation
photoprint
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1044694929
  • ucoclc1044694929

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