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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 […]

    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, […]

    Lagos de Palermo, Buenos Aires

    Picture of “Palermo Lakes” in the February 3rd Park in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

    Size: 140mm.x89mm.

    External links:

    Guide to date real photo postcards

    Fotos viejas de la Plata (es)


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    Indias Toba, Tabacal (Jujuy), Argentina

    Tow Toba women at El Tabacal, Jujuy Province. The Toba are also know as Kom people. They are having a harsh time from 1880. Tabacal is now known as Hipólito Yrigoyen, there was a factory there, the Toba were workers at the complex.

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