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Photo Album Nº 2
Early Argentina
1900 – 1910

This album, labelled Early Argentina, is a miscellaneous collection of photos that are not organized by date nor place; and, several of its photos appear in other albums.  It contains photos taken at the family estancias (in Córdoba, Chaco, & Santa Fé) and summer homes in The Córdoba Hills (Sierras de Córdoba), in particular at “Cruz Grande”.  Based on the album’s content and organization, we believe it was created by Marjorie.

The photos are of various sizes and are pasted in at several per page with clippings of others filling empty spaces.  We skipped most of the clippings because the full photo from which each was taken appears elsewhere in this or another of John’s albums.  For reference purposes, we numbered each photo with the album prefixr (Alb.2), page number, and a letter code.  PLEASE send us any information and corrections to any of the photos!

Dates: We estimated the year of each photo by content, ages of children were a particularly useful guide.  When we had nothing to go by, we put “ca.1900's” for any year between 1898 & 1912.

Names in titles to photos: People – names without surnames are members of the extended Benitz family.  Place Names: estancias (ranches) and summer-homes are not prefixed with ‘Ea.’ nor in quotes.  “Cruz Grande” is the name of a river, a locale, and of John’s summer home.  Cruz Chica, Cruz Grande, and Los Cocos are locales north of La Cumbre strung along the road at the foot of the hills.  For more about the people and places, see our: Reference Pages of Names.

We are enormously grateful to John C. Benitz for making this album available to us.
(Copied on 16 October, 2011.)

Alb.2-1

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Page 1

Alb.2-1a

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Puesto?
(see 4b)
Los Algarrobos?
ca.1900's

Alb.2-1b

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Elsie, Marjory-Daw, Jo & friends
Jo is holding a mate
the side-saddle suggests they rode

Córdoba hills?
ca.1904

 

Alb.2-1c

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Who?
Los Palmares?
ca.1900's

Alb.2-2

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Page 2

Alb.2-2a

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Criollo & short-horn cattle
(see note page 30)
Los Algarrobos?
ca.1900's

Alb.2-2b

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Elsie
Los Algarrobos
ca.1902

Alb.2-3

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Page 3

Alb.2-3a

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Criollo & short-horn cattle
(see note page 30)
Los Algarrobos?
ca.1900's

Alb.2-3b

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Goat enclosure (chiquero)
site became Alfred’s El Rincon

Cruz Grande, Cba.
Bought July, 1908.

 

Alb.2-3c

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Woodgate / Monte Buey, Cba?
ca.1900's

Alb.2-3d

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Criollo & short-horn cattle
(see note page 30)
Los Algarrobos?
ca.1900's

Alb.2-4

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Page 4

Alb.2-4a

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Elsie
Los Algarrobos
ca.1902

Alb.2-4b

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Puesto?
(see 1a)
Los Algarrobos?
ca.1900's

 

Alb.2-4c

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Elsie
Los Algarrobos
ca.1902

Alb.2-5

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Page 5

Alb.2-5a

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Los Algarrobos?
ca.1900's

Alb.2-5b

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Los Algarrobos
ca.1900's

 

Alb.2-5c

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Los Algarrobos
ca.1900's

Alb.2-6

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Page 6

Alb.2-6a

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Criollo & short-horn cattle
(see note page 30)
Los Algarrobos? – ca.1900's

Alb.2-6b

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Los Algarrobos?
ca.1900's

 

Alb.2-6c

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Picnic down by the river
Cruz Grande, Cba
ca.1905

Alb.2-7

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Page 7

Alb.2-7a

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La California
ca.1900's

Alb.2-7b

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Young Benitz
Greystone, Los Cocos, Córdoba
(Per railing in 24d)
ca.1902

 

Alb.2-7c

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Willie & Clara’s children
Hattie, Katie, Willie, Nena, Clarita, Frank
Bernice, Marion

La California
ca.1906

Alb.2-7e

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Marion & Bernice
La California
ca.1906

Alb.2-8

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Page 8

Alb.2-8a

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Who are they?
Cruz Grande, Cba?
ca.1906?

Alb.2-8b

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Who?
Where?
When?

 

Alb.2-8c

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La California
ca.1900's

Alb.2-8d

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Bernice & Marion
La California
ca.1902

Alb.2-9

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Page 9

Alb.2-9a

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Picnic of asado & wine
Willie, standing right?
avenue to the cemetery?

(same asador & dog in 10d)
La California?
ca.1900's

Alb.2-9b

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La Californa (from the NW)
House to left of windmill,
galpón & corrales to its right

ca.1900's

 

Alb.2-9c

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Who?
La California front veranda

ca.1900's

Alb.2-10

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Page 10

Alb.2-10a

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Los Algarrobos
ca.1900's

Alb.2-10b

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John
ca.1905

 

Alb.2-10c

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Elsie, boy, Jo, Marjory
(see 28b & 28d)
Los Algarrobos
ca.1905

Alb.2-10d

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Asado a la estaca
(same asador & dog in 9a)
La California?
ca.1900's

 

Alb.2-10e

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John & Marjorie’s temp house?
Who?
Los Algarrobos
ca.1905 (see Alb.4-29)

Alb.2-11

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Page 11

See Album 6 for many more photos of
Los Terrones.

Alb.2-11a

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Los Terrones
Capilla del Monte, Cba
ca.1900's

Alb.2-11b

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Los Terrones
(Double exposure)
Capilla del Monte, Cba
ca.1900's

 

Alb.2-11c

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Los Terrones
Capilla del Monte, Cba
ca.1900's

Alb.2-11d

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Los Terrones
Capilla del Monte, Cba
ca.1900's

Alb.2-12

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Page 12

Alb.2-12a

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Willie & many children
La California
ca.1904

Alb.2-12b

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Who?
Cruz Grande, Cba
ca.1900's

 

Alb.2-12c

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Dique San Roque
Built in 1886, replaced in 1944.
Villa Carlos Paz, Cba
ca.1900's

Alb.2-12d

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Tennis at Greystone
Los Cocos, Cba
ca.1906

Alb.2-13

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Page 13

Alb.2-13a

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Out for a walk, road to Villa Josefina
Cruz Grande, Cba
ca.1900's

Alb.2-13b

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Top of the Hills
Córdoba
ca.1900's

 

Alb.2-13c

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Marjorie & Alfred
(see 17a)
Cruz Grande, Cba
ca.1903

Alb.2-13d

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Who are they?
Cruz Grande river
ca.1900's

Alb.2-14

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Page 14

Alb.2-14a

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Johnie, John, Josephine K-Bz
Jo, Marjorie, Marjory-Daw, Elsie
unknown: 2 ladies & 2 girls

(see 27b)
Cruz Grande, Cba
ca.1903

Alb.2-14b

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Who?
El Cajón, Cruz Grande river
ca.1900's

 

Alb.2-14c

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“Cruz Grande”
John & Marjorie’s summer home

Cruz Grande valley, Cba
ca.1900's

Alb.2-14d

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John & Marjorie’s children
Cruz Grande, Cba
ca.1905

Alb.2-15

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Page 15

Alb.2-15a

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“Cruz Grande”
John & Marjorie’s summer home

Cruz Grande valley, Cba
ca.1900's

Alb.2-15b

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John & Alfred
with ?

Cruz Grande
ca.1904

 

Alb.2-15c

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Josephine K-Bz & grandchildren
Cruz Grande
ca.1903

Alb.2-16

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Page 16

Alb.2-16a

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Marjorie with infant Alfred
mothers watching over children

Cruz Grande river
ca.1903

Alb.2-16b

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Jo & nurse? – picking ferns
Cruz Gande, Cba
ca.1903

 

Alb.2-16c

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John
Los Algarrobos
ca.1903

Alb.2-17

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Page 17

Alb.2-17a

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Marjorie & Alfred
(see 13c)
Cruz Grande, Cba
ca.1903

Alb.2-17b

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WHAT?
WHERE?
ca.1900's

 

Alb.2-17c

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John & Marjorie
Jo, Elsie, Josephine, Marjorie, John
(Willie sitting right)

Cruz Grande
ca.1903

Alb.2-18

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Page 18

Alb.2-18a

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Ride to the crest of the Sierras
Córdoba Hills
ca.1900's

Alb.2-18b

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Los Terrones
Capilla del Monte, Cba
ca.1900's

 

Alb.2-18c

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View from atop the Sierras
Córdoba Hills
ca.1900's

Alb.2-18d

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“Cruz Grande”
Cruz Grande, Cba
ca.1900's

 

Alb.2-18e

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Asado & siesta break?
John, Who?, Willie, Alfred

Córdoba Hills
ca.1900's

Alb.2-19

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Page 19

Alb.2-19a

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Ferry on the Rio Bermejo o Paraná
Chaco
After April, 1910

Alb.2-19c

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Rio Bermejo o Paraná
Chaco
After April, 1910

 

Alb.2-19d

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El Bermejo? Los Palmares?
After April, 1910?

Alb.2-20

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Page 20

Alb.2-20a

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Favorite picnic spot on the river
(see 20d, 22a)
Huerta Mala, Cruz Chica
ca.1902

Alb.2-20b

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“Jo with Gallici parrot”
ca.1903

 

Alb.2-20c

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Marjorie?
Córdoba hills
ca.1905

Alb.2-20d

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Favorite picnic spot on the river
(see 20a, 22a)
Huerta Mala, Cruz Chica
ca.1902

 

Alb.2-20e

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This couple & their 2 young daughters appear in many photos taken in the hills.
Who? Where?
ca.1900's

Alb.2-20f

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Los Algarrobos
ca.1905

 

Alb.2-20g

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John & Alfred
100 metre falls, Cruz Chica?
ca.1900's

Alb.2-21

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Page 21

Alb.2-21a

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Prize Shorthorn bull
Who is the segundo?
Los Algarrobos
ca.1902

Alb.2-21b

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The new house
Los Algarrobos
House was first occupied 14 July, 1904
back righ there could be unfinished construction.

 

Alb.2-21c

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Who?
Interim house used during
construction of main house?

John standing right
Los Algarrobos
ca.1905 - see Alb.4-29, 30

Alb.2-21d

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Anglo-Norman? stallion, draft-horse
Los Algarrobos
ca.1902

Alb.2-22

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Page 21

Alb.2-22a

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Favorite picnic spot on the river
Back-left: Alfred holding Elsie,
Back-right: John
Group center could include Willie’s daughters

(see 20a, 20d)
Huerta Mala, Cruz Chica
ca.1902

Alb.2-22b

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Pre-teen group ride
Córdoba Hills
ca.1906

 

Alb.2-22c

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Whole family group ride
Córdoba hills
ca.1900's

Alb.2-22d

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Alfred (jr)
Cruz Grande?
ca.1905

 

Alb.2-22e

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Aldfred or John
in for a dip

70 ft. falls?
Córdoba hills
ca.1900's

Alb.2-23

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Page 23

Alb.2-23a

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Children at play
(see 29a)
Los Algarrobos
ca.1905

Alb.2-23c

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Alfred (jr)
(see 29d)
Cruz Grande?
ca.1905

 

Alb.2-23e

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Los Algarrobos
ca.1905

Alb.2-24

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Page 24

Alb.2-24a

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Willie & Clara’s children & guests
Bernice, ?, Katie, Clarita, ?, Marion, Nena

La California
ca.1903

Alb.2-24b

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Willie & Clara’s family
Greystone, Los Cocos
ca.1900's

 

Alb.2-24c

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“Willie or Frank Benitz”
Per other photos: Frank
La California
ca.1906

Alb.2-24d

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“Greystone William B family”
Clara, Katie, Hattie, Nena, William

front: Clarita, Bernice, Marion, Frank
Greystone, Los Cocos
ca.1905

 

Alb.2-24e

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“William Benitz family”
Who?, Alfred, Willie
Clarita, Bernice, Marion
Nena, Who?, Hattie, Katie, Clara

La California
ca.1905

Alb.2-25

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Page 25

Alb.2-25a

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Willie & Clara’s family
Frank, Nena, Marion(front), Hattie,
Bernice(front), Katie, Willie(jr), Clarita

La California
ca.1904

Alb.2-25b

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Looking down the
Cruz Grande valley?

From?
ca.1909?

 

Alb.2-25Pc

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Elsie/Marjory, Marjorie, Josephine K-Bz, John/Alfred
Cruz Grande
ca.1906

Alb.2-25d

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Back of the house
(Showing addition left of the dining-room?)
La California
ca.1900's

Alb.2-26

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Page 26

Alb.2-26a

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View up the Cruz Grande valley
Field between
Cruz Grande & Villa Josefina?

ca.1909?

Alb.2-26b

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Train to La Cumbre?
Córdoba Hills
ca.1900's

 

Alb.2-26c

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What's he found?
Where?
ca.1900's

Alb.2-26d

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View up the Cruz Grande valley
Field between
Cruz Grande & Villa Josefina?

ca.1909?

Alb.2-27

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Page 27

Alb.2-27a

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Willie reading a newspaper
(see 17c)
Cruz Grande?
ca.1903

Alb.2-27b

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John, Josephine K-Bz
Jo, Marjorie, Johnnie, Marjory-Daw, Elsie
unknown: 2 ladies & 3 girls

(see 14a)
Cruz Grande, Cba
ca.1903

 

Alb.2-27c

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John (jr)
Cruz Grande?
ca.1905

Alb.2-28

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Page 28

Alb.2-28a

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Alfred
Los Algarrobos?
ca.1900's

Alb.2-28b

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Elsie, boy, Jo, Marjory
(see 10c & 28d)
Los Algarrobos
ca.1905

 

Alb.2-28c

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Alfred
Los Algarrobos?
ca.1900's

Alb.2-28d

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Jo, Elsie, & Marjory - 10, 12, & 8 ?
Los Algarrobos
ca.1905

 

Alb.2-28e

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Prize polo ponie?
Los Algarrobos
ca.1905

Alb.2-29

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Page 29

Alb.2-29a

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Children at play
(see 23a)
Los Algarrobos
ca.1905

Alb.2-29c

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Alfred
Where?
ca.1900's

 

Alb.2-29d

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Alfred (jr)
(see 23c)
Cruz Grande?
ca.1905

Alb.2-30

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Page 30

Alb.2-30a

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Los Algarrobos house being built
native bunch-grass: pasto puna
ca.1902-1904

Alb.2-30c

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Alfred?, boy, boy, John?
Los Algarrobos?
ca.1902

 

Alb.2-30d

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Los Algarrobos house being built
ca.1902-1904

Alb.2-31

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Page 31

Alb.2-31a

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Dairy cows
Where?
ca.1900's

Alb.2-31b

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Hereford (pedigree?) bulls
Where?
ca.1900's

Alb.2-32

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Page 32

Alb.2-32a

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Criollo & short-horn cattle
Los Algarrobos
ca.1901

Alb.2-32b

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Criollo & short-horn cattle
Los Algarrobos
ca.1901

 

Alb.2-32c

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John with Alfred’s puma
La California
Before June, 1899

Alb.2-33

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Page 33

Alb.2-33a

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Thresher – wheat harvest
(see 36c, 37b, 38b)
Los Algarrobos
ca.1900's

Alb.2-33b

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Horse-drawn combine harvester
made in Australia by “Nicholson & Morrow”
(see 36a & 36d)
Los Algarrobos
ca.1900's

 

Alb.2-33c

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Carretas loaded with bags of wheat
(see 38c)
Monte Buey, Cba?
ca.1900's

Alb.2-33d

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Feeding the thresher
Los Algarrobos
ca.1900's

Alb.2-34

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Page 34

Alb.2-34a

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El Bermejo?
Aft. 1912?

Alb.2-34b

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Village in the Chaco?
(per vegetation)
ca.1900's

Alb.2-35

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Page 34

Alb.2-35a

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Colonos? Wheat field?
Los Algarrobos
ca.1900's

Alb.2-35b

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Washing clothes on the river bank
Where?
ca.1900's

 

Alb.2-35c

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Estancia house?
Similar but NOT the Tres Lagunas
ca.1900's

Alb.2-35d

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Field quarters for the workmen
Los Algarrobos?
ca.1900's

Alb.2-36

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Page 36

Alb.2-36a

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Horse-drawn combine harvester
made in Australia by “Nicholson & Morrow”
(see 33b & 36d)
Los Algarrobos
ca.1900's

Alb.2-36b

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Who? – great field lunch!
baked potatoes, chicken, wine, stem-ware
Los Algarrobos?
ca.1900's

 

Alb.2-36c

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Steam engine for thresher
(see 33a, 37b, 38b)
Los Algarrobos?
ca.1900's

Alb.2-36d

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Horse-drawn combine harvester
made in Australia by “Nicholson & Morrow”
(see 33d & 36a)
Los Algarrobos
ca.1900's

Alb.2-37

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Page 37

Alb.2-37a

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What was the yield?
Weighing each bag
as it is moved between stacks

Los Algarrobos
ca.1900's

Alb.2-37b

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Thresher – wheat harvest
(see 33a, 36c, 38b)
Los Algarrobos
ca.1900's

 

Alb.2-37c

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Gardens
Los Algarrobos
ca.1900's

Alb.2-37d

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Hefting 60kg. bags
Monte Buey?
ca.1900's

Alb.2-38

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Page 38

Alb.2-38a

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Workmen’s quarters
Los Algarrobos
ca.1900's

Alb.2-38b

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Steam engine & thresher
The spots in the sky are birds
(see 33a, 36c, 37b)
Los Algarrobos
ca.1900's

 

Alb.2-38c

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Wheat: from carreta to train-wagon
F.C.S.: Ferro Carril del Sud
(see 33c)
Monte Buey?
ca.1900's

Alb.2-38d

Missing image.

Shorthorn? bull
Los Algarrobos
ca.1900's

Alb.2-39

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Page 39

Alb.2-39a

Missing image.

Tanin plant on the Rio Bermejo?
Chaco province?
ca.1912?

Alb.2-39b

Missing image.

Boys of the Chaco?
Resistencia?
ca.1912?

 

Alb.2-39c

Missing image.

Girls of the Chaco?
Resistencia?
ca.1912?

Alb.2-39d

Missing image.

Estancia or town on the Rio Bermejo?
Chaco province?
ca.1912?


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