Scope and Content
Title: Photographs referred to in Engineer’s Report
Date (inclusive): 1902-1903
Collection number: 94/329
Buenos Aires Southern Dock Company, Ltd.
1 album (55 photographic prints) : gelatin silver, 34 x 24 cm (album)
Photographs are mounted, one to a page, on rectos and versos of leaves of stiff brown paper. Photographs (including all segments
of the two panoramic photographs) are numbered 133-193, presumably to correspond to references in the Engineer’s report (although
some sequences of photos are bound out of numerical order), with identifying captions and dates in white ink in lower left
corner of photograph.
Bound in marbled paper boards, heavily damp stained; brown cloth spine, with white paper spine label bearing ms. title "Photographs.
10 1902 to...." Bookseller’s ticket on verso of upper cover: "Monquaut & Vasquez Millan, San Martin 102 esq. Piedad, Buenos
Spec. Coll. copy: Modern mylar dust jacket; in modern beige cloth clamshell box.
Abstract: Album of 55 gelatin silver prints (178 x 235 mm), including two 4-part folding panoramas (178 x 940 mm), dated Oct. 3, 1902-May
7, 1903, documenting the construction of a large dock facility on the southern side of the Riachuelo near the South Basin
of the port of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Language: Finding aid is written in
Language of the Material:
Materials are in English.
University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections
for paging information.
Restrictions on Access
Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library
Special Collections for paging information.
Restrictions on Use and Reproduction
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the
creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright
owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Provenance/Source of Acquisition
Purchase, Margolis & Moss, 2013.
[Identification of item], Photographs referred to in Engineer’s Report (Collection Number 94/329). UCLA Library Special Collections,
Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.
Scope and Content
The construction of the main port of Buenos Aires, begun in 1887 with funds supplied by Argentine businessman Edward Madero,
was completed in 1898. In that same year, the Buenos Aires Southern Dock Company was formed in London to build a dock on the
south side of the Riachuelo, a project that had been planned ten years earlier but had never been started for lack of money.
The photographs document the construction of this Southern Dock--Dock Sud, including the laying of tracks (directly on the
ground) for a Decauville railway system for use by steam driven cranes, the building of a huge stone seawall, details of the
extensive wooden bridgeworks, the pouring of concrete, and the seemingly endless manual labor required to complete the project.
There is also a photograph of a drawing of the dock as it would look when finally completed.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Harbors --Design and construction --Photographs.
Harbors --Argentina --Buenos Aires --Photographs.
Wharves --Argentina --Buenos Aires --Photographs.
Wharves --Design and construction --Photographs.
Cranes, derricks, etc. --Argentina --Buenos Aires --Photographs.
Steam shovels --Argentina --Buenos Aires --Photographs.
Barges --Argentina --Buenos Aires --Photographs.
Construction workers --Argentina --Buenos Aires --Photographs.
Buenos Aires, Port of (Argentina) --Photographs.
Genres and Forms of Material
Gelatin silver prints.
Other Index Terms Related to this Collection
Monqaut y Vásquez Millán, J.M., fl. 1901-1903, bookseller.