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Photo Album Nº 4
Los Algarrobos ca.1902
& Some Others

This album is labelled Early Camp – 35 of the 40 photos in the album were taken by John at Estancia “Los Algarrobos”.  The other 5 were all taken at or near “Cruz Grande”, John & Marjorie’s summer home in “The Hills” (Sierras Chicas de Córdoba).

The photos are large; the album has one framed space per page.  We have arranged the photos at two per row.  For reference purposes, we identify each photo with the album prefix (Alb.4) and a sequential number.  PLEASE send us any information and corrections to any of the photos!

Dates: Some of the photos are dated.  For the rest, we estimated the year of each photo by its content; presence of trees and their height, and the ages of children were particularly useful.  We used John’s early panoramic photos of “Los Algarrobos” as a guide to tree growth and construction.  When we had nothing to go by, we put “ca.1900's” for any year between 1898 & 1912, very likely between 1900 & 1906.

Names in titles to photos: People – names without surnames are members of the 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 (Sierras Chicas de Córdoba).  For more about the people and places, see our: Reference Pages of Names.

JBS: information (date, title, names) found for same photo in a Josephine Benitz-Schreiber album.

We are enormously grateful to John C. Benitz for making this album available to us.
(Copied on 14 October, 2011.)

Alb.4-01

Missing image.

Prize bulls & stallions
Los Algarrobos
Per tree height, about 1906
(Segundo: Graham Paul?)

Alb.4-02

Missing image.

View from a windmill?
office, workmen's quarters, sheds
Los Algarrobos
Per tree height, about 1906

Alb.4-03

Missing image.

Sled
(often used to remove dead animals)
Los Algarrobos
Per house construction, before 1902

Alb.4-04

Missing image.

Peones de campo
Los Algarrobos
Per few trees, before 1905

Alb.4-05

Missing image.

HQ (casco) from the east
Los Algarrobos
Per house & no barn, between 1906 & 1908

Alb.4-06

Missing image.

Reviewing & counting
Los Algarrobos
Per few trees, before 1905

Alb.4-07

Missing image.

Weaner calves
Corrales at Los Algarrobos
ca. 1900’s

Alb.4-08

Missing image.

Construction of 2-storey barn?
Los Algarrobos
Per child John, ca.1906

Alb.4-09

Missing image.

Construction of 2-storey barn?
Los Algarrobos
Per children, about 1906

Alb.4-10

Missing image.

Construction of 2-storey barn?
Los Algarrobos
Per children, about 1906

Alb.4-11

Missing image.

Robert Macintosh - Uncle Mac
Los Algarrobos
ca. 1900’s

Alb.4-12

Missing image.

Peón de campo
Los Algarrobos
Per no trees, before 1905

Alb.4-13

Missing image.

Shorthorn (& criollo?) cows
Los Algarrobos
ca. 1900’s

Alb.4-14

Missing image.

Stallions & Shorthorn Bull
Los Algarrobos
ca. 1900’s

Alb.4-15

Missing image.

Mares & foals
Corrales at Los Algarrobos
Per no trees, before 1905

Alb.4-16

Missing image.

Shed, stalls, hay-loft
Pedigree bull & stallion

Los Algarrobos
Per no trees, before 1905

Alb.4-17

Missing image.

Machinery shed
Los Algarrobos
Per no trees, before 1905

Alb.4-18

Missing image.

Reviewing & counting
Corrales at Los Algarrobos
Per few trees, before 1905
(Behind corrlaes is a cane windbreak)

Alb.4-19

Missing image.

Riding stock
Corrales at Los Algarrobos
Per few trees, before 1905

Alb.4-20

Missing image.

Temporary house
Los Algarrobos
Before 1902, per no plants next to house,
see photo #29.

Alb.4-21

Missing image.

Cows & calves
Los Algarrobos
Per tree height, about 1906

Alb.4-22

Missing image.

Shorthorn (& criollo?) cows
Los Algarrobos
ca. 1900’s

Alb.4-23

Missing image.

Cows & calves
Los Algarrobos
ca. 1900’s

Alb.4-24

Missing image.

Peónes de campo
Los Algarrobos
Per no trees, beofre 1905

Alb.4-25

Missing image.

Sheds left - Workmen's quarters right
Los Algarrobos
Per tree height, before 1905

Alb.4-26

Missing image.

Workmen outside their quarters
Los Algarrobos
Per tree height, before 1905

Alb.4-27

Missing image.

Cows & calves
Los Algarrobos
Dated: 24 January, 1902

Alb.4-28

Missing image.

Cattle at water trough
Los Algarrobos
Dated: 24 January, 1902

Alb.4-29

Missing image.

Temporary house
Los Algarrobos
January 1902

Alb.4-30

Missing image.

Temporary house
Los Algarrobos
Dated: 24 January, 1902

Alb.4-31

Missing image.

Cattle at water trough
Los Algarrobos
Dated: 24 January, 1902

Alb.4-32

Missing image.

Family Outing
Huerta Mala, Cruz Chica, Cba
Dated: 6 March, 1902 (JBS)

Alb.4-33

Missing image.

Family picnic
“The Hills” - Sierras de Córdoba
Per children, 1901 or 1902

Alb.4-34

Missing image.

Shorthorn heifers
Los Algarrobos
ca. 1900’s

Alb.4-35

Missing image.

Breached retaining wall - 1st time
Cruz Grande
ca. 1900’s

Alb.4-36

Missing image.

Carnival attire
Alexander Sykes (Sykie), Elsie Bz,
Robert Macintosh (Uncle Mac), Jo Bz

Cruz Grande
ca.1908

Alb.4-37

Missing image.

Breached retaining wall - 1st time
Cruz Grande
ca. 1900’s

Alb.4-38

Missing image.

Jagüel
Los Algarrobos
ca. 1900’s

Alb.4-39

Missing image.

Draft horse herd
Los Algarrobos
ca. 1900’s

Alb.4-40

Missing image.

New puesto (line-house)
Los Algarrobos
ca. 1900’s


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