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Album de vistas y costumbres
2016.R.39  
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Description
An album containing 77 photographs and 20 pencil tracings, compiled by the British diplomat Francis Clare Ford during his first posting to Buenos Aires in 1866. Included among the photographs are three joined panoramas of the city; views of the city's monuments and buildings; scenic views of the surrounding pampas and genre scenes depicting life on the pampas; and portraits of gauchos and indigenous peoples. There are also 20 sheets of pencil tracings made from León Palliere's depictions of life in the Argentine countryside taken from his Album Palliere, escenas americanas.
Background
Sir Francis Clare Ford (1828–1899) was an English career diplomat who was posted throughout Europe, as well as to Washington, DC and South America. He was secretary of legation in Buenos Aires from 1865 to 1866 during Argentina's war with Uruguay. After several missions in Europe and North America he returned to Argentina as envoy-extraordinary and minister-plenipotentiary in 1878 with the responsibility for negotiating renewed British-Uruguayan diplomatic ties, the successful conclusion of which led to his appointment as British minister in both Buenos Aires and Montevideo. After an appointment to Brazil in 1879 Ford returned to Europe for the remainder of his career.
Extent
1.5 Linear Feet (1 box)
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Availability
Open for use by qualified researchers.