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    Lechuzas - Territorio Chubut

    A family of young owls. The picture is intitled “lechuzas” wich is the common name for the members of the family “Tytus” or barn owls, commonly small owls with no “horns”. But in fact they are burrowing owls, true owls of the family strigidae, only that they are of a gender, the athene (mochuelos) that […]

    Back online

    After a bit of problems with the domain name and the server configuration I’ve managed to restore the site. Learned some tricks to fight with Plesk and wordpress MU, I’ll post them in the main site.

    Un roué

    Un roue

    Metamorphic postcard by Paul Finkenrath from Berlin depicting an old pervert gentleman.

    Date: Before 1920.

    External links:

    The postcard album




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    Nude woman (1926)

    Portrait of a young woman laying nude.

    Date: 28/09/1926



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    India Caduveo (Mbayá), Chaco

    South American Indians of the Argentine, Paraguayan, and Brazilian Chaco, speakers of a Guaycuruan language. At their peak of expansion, they lived throughout the area between the Bermejo and Pilcomayo rivers in the eastern Chaco.


    External links:

    Netherlands Photo Museum (nl)

    Guido Boggiani

    Mbayá people


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    Grupo de gauchos, Buenos Aires (Rep. Argentina)

    The postcard shows a group of gauchos, notable herdsmen from the soth cone of America. This photo was taken at the Buenos Aires province in Argentina.

    The picture is old, but I don’t know the date of the print. The card is form “Foto Celere” and have some text that says “n. 168 D.P.R.”


    Avestruz de 8 días, Territorio Chubut

    Although the text on the picture says that the cute bird is an ostrich (avestruz) but is really a Ñandú (Rhea). Rheas are a bit smaller than ostrichs and they have one finger more. In the photo is clearly visible that the bird has three frontal fingers instead the two of the ostrichs. This […]

    Butantan, Sao Paulo

    Picture of the herpetarium of the Instituto Butantan in São Paulo, Brazil. Founded in 1901 by Vital Brasil is internationally renowned for its research on venomous animals.

    The picture has a mark with a number “14” at its right. I saw one with the number “33” saying that maybe is betbeen 1900-1920.

    Dimensions: 14×9 cm.


    Indio Quichua, Embarcación (Jujuy), Argentina

    A native smoking at Embarcación, Jujuy Province. Quichua is another pronunciation of the old Quechua languaje, a root languaje of that zone of the world. Maybe the man was called “Quichua” and was a Toba or Kom since Embarcación is near a Toban territory.

    I haven’t found reliable references for the picture or the postcard, […]

    Curacao Birds Eye View Of bredestraat, Curaçao


    Main street Breedestraat, in Willemstad, Curacao. The picture shows the carrillon of the Spritzer and Fuhrmann jewelery and a view of the street. The changes in the liners routes and the crisis on Venezuela had their impact in the businnes of Curaçao, and now there isn’t any of the shops depicted in the […]