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Auntie Olga's Album
Photo Album Nº 1

The album contains a collection of photos taken by Alfred (he had his own camera) and others, particularly by his brother John (an avid photographer).  It also includes photos taken after his death (1937).  The photos are not in exact date order, and few are labelled.  Where we could, we identified locations, estimated dates (ca.), and identified photographers.

We have restored the photos by removing the more annoying scratches and dots, and resetting the color as seems appropriate, usually to black and white (most have faded with yellow or brown tints).  The photos are glued to the pages; the glue has caused dimples which appear as shadows in the scanned images, particularly noticeable in skies — as a result, we “smoothed” the sky in many of the photos.

We are very grateful to Susan Horner for kindly lending us the album so that we could copy the photos.

Locations: (For maps and more, please see our: Reference Pages.)

When referencing a photo (with additional information, we hope!), please include the tag immediately above the photo: ‘Alb1’ (Album Nº 1), page number, and photo number.

Alb1.p01-1

Missing image.

Ea. ‘Las Tres Lagunas’
Repairing Tire

ca.1925

Alb1.p01-1a (segment)

Missing image.

Takes 4 to Repair a Tire?
Ea. ‘Las Tres Lagunas’
ca.1925

Alb1.p01-2

Missing image.

Ea. ‘Las Tres Lagunas’
House (north side) & Front Drive

ca.1925

Alb1.p01-3

Missing image.

Olga
Ea. ‘Las Tres Lagunas’
ca.1925


Alb1.p02-1

Missing image.

Goat farm that became
‘El Rincon’

Cruz Grande river, bef.1908
(alamo trees still there in 2014)

Alb1.p02-2

Missing image.

Cruz Grande quebrada
View down-river (west)

bef.1908


Alb1.p03-1

Missing image.

Cruz Grande (west)
(By John E.Bz, 19 Feb. 1902)

Alb1.p03-2

Missing image.

Josephine Kolmer-Bz and family
Córdoba hills, ca.1907
Standing
1?,Nena Bz, Elsie Bz, 4?, 5?, Alfred A. Bz, 6?, 7?, Frank Higham
Sitting
Marjory Macintosh-Bz, Hattie Bz-Watt, Clarita Bz, Katie Bz, 5?, Josephine K-Bz, Bertha Schreiber-Higham (with: Beatrice & Frank H.), Josephine Bz-Schreiber, 9?, 10?, 11?, Jo Bz
Ground
Marion Bz, Mabel Watt-Bury, Bernice Bz, John Bz, Alfred D. Bz, 6?, Marjoriedaw Bz, 8?, 9?, 10?


Alb1.p04-1

Missing image.

Elsie, Jo, & Marjoriedaw
Horse line-up

(Likely by John E. Bz., in north SFé per fence of palm-logs.
In July 1907, John & daughters visited Alfred at “Los Palmares”.)

Alb1.p04-2

Missing image.

Ea. “Los Palmares” (90% likely)
Buildings made of mud & straw.
Notice the mangrullo (watch tower), built Dec.1896.
(Photo likely by John E. Bz, ca. 1902.)

Alb1.p04-3

Missing image.

Some of the 8,000 head
Ea. “Los Palmares”, ca.1902
(Photo likely by John E. Bz)


Alb1.p05-1

Missing image.

John & Rio Salado
Ea. “Los Palmares”, 23 April 1902
Per silhouette, John not Alfred on bridge
(By Alfred A. Bz?, using JEBz camera)

Alb1.p05-2

Missing image.

Alfred & Ñandubay
Ea. “Los Palmares”, 23 April 1902
(By John E. Bz)

Alb1.p05-2b (segment)

Missing image.

Alfred & Ñandubay
Ea. “Los Palmares”, 23 April 1902
(By John E. Bz)


Alb1.p06-1

Missing image.

Some of the 8,000 head
Ea. “Los Palmares”, ca.1902
(Likely by John E. Bz)

Alb1.p06-2

Missing image.

Piolando
(Roping running steer by its forefeet)
Ea. “Los Palmares”, ca.1902
(Likely by John E. Bz,
Cropped photo, left side badly faded.
)


Alb1.p07-1

Missing image.

Alfred & nieces at a campsite
Ea. “Los Palmares”, July 1907
(By John E. Bz - see photo p04-1)

Alb1.p07-2

Missing image.

Elsie, Jo, & Marjoriedaw
Ea. “Los Palmares”, July 1907
(By John E. Bz - see photo p04-1)


Alb1.p08-1

Missing image.

Alfred, nieces,
& (Miss Baker, governess ?)
at a campsite

Ea. “Los Palmares”, July 1907
(By John E. Bz - see photo p04-1)

Alb1.p08-2

Missing image.

Elías Ledesma
Became capataz ca.1893
Ea. “Los Palmares”, 30 April 1902
(By John E. Bz)


Alb1.p09-1

Missing image.

Sail boat likely: “Pioneer”
on Laguna Palmar

Ea. “Los Palmares”, 1902 or 1907
See diary: 26-01-1897
(By John E. Bz)

Alb1.p09-2

Missing image.

John
Ea. “Los Palmares”, 1902 or 1907
Per silhouette, John not Alfred on log
(By Alfred A Bz?, using JEBz camear)


Alb1.p10-1

Missing image.

El Correntino
Ea. “Los Palmares”
(By John E. Bz, 1902 or 1907)

Alb1.p10-2

Missing image.

Familia Toba
Gran Chaco, Argentina
(Post-Card)


Alb1.p11-1

Missing image.

Riding horses line-up
Ea. “Los Palmares”
(By John E. Bz, 1902 or 1907)

Alb1.p11-2

Missing image.

Yerra
(brand, etc. at weaning)
Ea. “Los Palmares”
(By John E. Bz ?, 1902 or 1907)

Alb1.p11-3

Missing image.

Family portrait at “La California›, ca. 1914
Enlarged image includes names
(Unknown photographer, ca. 1914)


Alb1.p12-1

Missing image.

Wagons loaded with bags of Maiz
Ea. “Los Algarrobos”, ca 1910
(By John E. Bz)

Alb1.p12-2

Missing image.

Local hunters
British East Africa (Kenya), 1910
(Likely by Alfred A. Bz, on safari)

Alb1.p12-3

Missing image.

Guides
Yukon, Canada, 1908
(Likely by Alfred A. Bz)


Alb1.p13-1

Missing image.

Leopard
British East Africa (Kenya), 1910
(Likely by Alfred A. Bz, on safari)

Alb1.p13-2

Missing image.

Alfred & Lion
British East Africa (Kenya), 1910
(Likely by John Todd, on safari)

Alb1.p13-3

Missing image.

Water Bok
British East Africa (Kenya), 1910
(Likely by Alfred A. Bz, on safari)

Alb1.p13-4

Missing image.

Bantu (Kikuyu?) Women
British East Africa (Kenya), 1910
(Likely by Alfred A. Bz, on safari)


Alb1.p14-1

Missing image.

Cruz Grande (looking south)
River, house, & gardens, ca. 1910
(Likely by John E. Bz)

Alb1.p14-2

Missing image.

Four Generations
Hattie Bz-Watt, Percy Watt,
William O. Bz, Josephine Kolmer-Bz

Greystone, ca. 1908
(Unknown photogropher)


Alb1.p15-1

Missing image.

Buffalo
British East Africa (Kenya), 1910
(Likely by Alfred A. Bz, on safari)

Alb1.p15-3

Missing image.

Alfred
49 years old
Yukon, Canada, 1908
(Likely by John Todd)

Alb1.p15-2

Missing image.

Alfred & Moose
Yukon, Canada, 1908
(Likely by John Todd)


Alb1.p16-1

Missing image.

Ea. “Las Tres Lagunas”, casco
(Looking south-west from above Las Rosas)
(ca. 1930?)

Alb1.p16-2

Missing image.

Las Tres Lagunas
(Looking west)

Alb1.p16-2c (croped)

Missing image.

Las Tres Lagunas
Main house, gardens, pool, & tennis court
Mayordomo’s house to right.
Galpones, corrales, etc. beyond houses.


Alb1.p17-1

Missing image.

Patsy Horner with David & Susan
Gardens of “Las Tres Lagunas”, ca. 1953
(Taken & coloured by “Foto Mauricio” ?)


Alb1.p18-1

Missing image.

Alfred’s Trophies - Safari 1910
Newland, Tarlton & Co., Ltd.
(Lkely taken by Alfred, Dec. 1910, Nairobi, BEA)


Alb1.p19-1

Missing image.

Who? Where? When?

Alb1.p19-2

Missing image.

Josephine Kolmer/Benitz
& Marjorie Macintosh/Benitz

Córdoba hills
(Lkely taken by John E. Benitz, ca. 1910)


© Peter Benitz (Benitz Family)