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Wallace (Mr. and Mrs.) Argentina Trip photograph albums
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Description
8 oversized leather photograph albums containing approximately 3025 primarily black and white photographs, created and/or compiled by a Mr. and Mrs. Wallace while on an extended trip to Argentina in 1953-54. The photographs depict cities and town, beaches, the Andes, working cattle ranches, sporting events, parks and monuments, and parties, restaurants and the theater, with one album dedicated to images of an oil refinery. The photographs were taken during Juan Peron's second term as President of Argentina and immediately following the death of Eva Peron. It was a time of increasingly serious economic, political and social problems, none of which are documented in the albums. The emphasis on an oil refinery in the photographs may be explained by the foreign investments in auto manufacturing and in petroleum production, which Peron began to attract during his second term.
Background
The photograph albums, based on some information found in them, can be dated to 1953-1954, during Juan Peron's second term as President of Argentina and immediately following the death of Eva Peron. It was a time of increasingly serious economic, political and social problems, none of which are documented in the albums. The emphasis on an oil refinery in the photographs may be explained by the foreign investments in auto manufacturing and in petroleum production, which Peron began to attract during his second term. In fact, Argentina signed a contract with Standard Oil of California in 1955.
Extent
11.58 linear feet. 8 boxes
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