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Missing cover.

Front cover

Missing cover.

Inside Front cover

Uncle Alfred's Album
Photo Album Nº 2

Album Pages:

This album contains a collection of photos taken by Alfred (he had his own camera) and others, particularly by his brother John (an avid photographer).  We placed loose photos (inserts) first for none were relevant to the pages where found.  Where we could, we identified people, locations, estimated dates (e.g. ca.1905 = 1900-1909; photos appear to be in broad date sequence), and identified photographers.  We have restored the photos by removing tares, scratches & dots, smudges & fingerprints, and resetting the color as seems appropriate, either to black and white or dark-brown and white (most have faded with yellow or brown tints).  John E. Benitz (JEBz) had his own dark-room and appears to have developed his photos in shades of dark brown.  Most of his photos have duplicates in his albums.

We are very grateful to David Horner for kindly allowing us to copy the photos (during the Benitz-2020 reunion in La Cumbre!).

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: ‘Alb2’ (Album Nº 2), page number, and letter code.

All inserts
None were relevant to
the page where found.

Alb2.Insert-A

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Uncle Alfred & 2 children
(children, place, & date unknown)
(Found inside front cover)

Alb2.Insert-B

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Equator Dinner Menu
(signed by fellow passengers)
R.P.D. “Adolph Woermann”
Marseilles to Mombasa
Sept.24th, 1910
(Found inside front cover)

 

Alb2.Insert-C

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Loading camels
Likely during safari, British East Africa (Kenya),
Oct.-Dec. 1910.

(Found between pages 14 & 15.)

Alb2.Insert-D

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Uncle Alfred & guests
El Rincón – ca.1920
(Found between pages 16 & 17.)

 

Alb2.Insert-E

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“Salta – Coya”
Tarjeta Postal - Postcard
(Found between pages 32 & 33.)

Alb2.Insert-F

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“Salta – Vendedora de leña”
Tarjeta Postal - Postcard
(Found between pages 32 & 33.)

 

Alb2.Insert-G

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Family Group
Photo very likely taken in Argentina,
– See back of photo –

(Found between pages 41 & 42.)


Alb2.p01

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Page 01

Alb2.p01-a

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Whole family group ride
Córdoba hills – ca.1900
Women on side-saddles!
(Dup. JEBz Album 2, page 22c)

Alb2.p01-b

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Cruz Grande river?
El Cajón or pool at 70-foot falls?
ca.1900

 

Alb2.p01-c

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Josephine Bz/Schreiber’s youngest 3:
Juan - Clara - Paul

Ea. “La California”? – ca.1900

Alb2.p01-d

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Alfred? Posed? Postcard?

 

Alb2.p01-e

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Likely Bernice & Frank Bz
Winona, Minn. - ca. 1897

(See below, photo Alb2.p07-b)

Alb2.p01-f

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Toba family and shelter
“666 TOLDO Y FAMILIA TOBAS –
GRAN CHACO.S.A.”

(Postcard, see also Pages 21 & 22.)


Alb2.p02

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Page 02

Alb2.p02-a

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Córdoba hills
ca.1900’s

Alb2.p02-c

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Pounding maize, etc. in a mortar
left title illegible
GRAN CHACO.S.A.”

(postcard)

 

Alb2.p02-b

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Ubiquitous Aermotor windmill
Still in use on many estancias.
ca.1900’s

 

Alb2.p03

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Page 03

Alb2.p03-a

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Willie O. Bz & family
Greystone – 1903-1904

Back: Katie - Hattie - Nena - Willie (sr.)
Front: Clara - Clarita - Bernice - Marion - Frank
(Photo dup WOBz & JEBz albums.  By: John E. Bz)

Alb2.p03-c

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Unknown
Likely El Bermejo? – ca.1900's
(See JEBz Album, 7-6b)

 

Alb2.p03-b

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Likely Willie & Clara’s children:
Willie(jr) - Katie - baby Bernice
Flores, B.A. city

(Bernice was born 15 April, 1895)


Alb2.p04

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Page 04

Alb2.p04-a

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Trees in flower?
ca.1900’s

Alb2.p04-b

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“Palmares Un Puesto 26/4/02”
(Photog. JEBz, dup. JEBz Album 8-13)

 

Alb2.p04-c

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El Cajón, Cruz Grande river
Looking up-river
ca.1900’s


Alb2.p05

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Page 05

Alb2.p05-a

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Drilling a well – Ea. ‘Los Algarrobos’
29/1/02
(Photo by JEBz)

Alb2.p05-b

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John & Marjorie’s children
Jo - Elsie - Marjory-Daw
& baby John

(John was born 14 April, 1901)
Year on photograph is incorrect [likely: 7-8-01]
(Photo by JEBz)

 

Alb2.p05-c

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Elsie Bz – Ea. ‘La California’
ca.1896
(Born at La California, 3 Nov. 1893)

Alb2.p05-d

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Córdoba Hills – somewhere
ca.1900's


Alb2.p06

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Page 06

Alb2.p06-a

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John E. Bz
“Los Palmares 27/4/02”

Alb2.p06-b

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Elsie or Marjory-Daw ?
“19-8-01”

 

Alb2.p06-c

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Shorthorn bull – Ea. ‘Los Algarrobos’?
“25/1/02”

 

Alb2.p06-d

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Ladies out for a walk?
ca.1900
(Photo is wrinkled across their faces.)

Alb2.p06-e

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Asado by the river, John with a rib.
Córdoba hills – ca.1900


Alb2.p07

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Page 07

Alb2.p07-a

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Córdoba Hills
Lower/western end of Cruz Grande valley?
ca.1900

Alb2.p07-b

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Likely Katie Bz
Winona, Minn. - ca. 1897

(See above, photo Alb2.p01-1)
(Indicated by the mid-western-US style buildings.)

 

Alb2.p07-c

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El Cajón, Cruz Grande?
ca.1900

Alb2.p07-d

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Alfred & ? – Where?
ca.1910

 

Alb2.p07-e

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Who? – Córdoba Hills
ca.1900

Alb2.p07-f

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Elsie Bz
ca.1901 (Photog.: JEBz)


Alb2.p08

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Page 08

Alb2.p08-a

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Enjoying a mate
ca. 1902-1907

Alb2.p08-b

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“8/4/02 . Los Palmares. 4000 Vacas”
Loa Palmares. 8 April 1902
(Photog.: JEBz, Album 8-11)

 

Alb2.p08-c

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Out for a ride
Elsie, Jo, Marjory-Daw on horses left.
Governess in carriage, Alfred far right
Los Palmares, July 1907
(Photog.: JEBz, see his Album-8)

Alb2.p08-d

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John’s daughters  Jo in front?
Los Palmares, July 1907
(Likely photog.: JEBz)


Alb2.p09

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Page 09

Alb2.p09-a

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Mule at Los Palmares – “7/2/02”
7 Feb. 1902

Alb2.p09-b

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Picnic (shores of ‘Laguna del Palmar’)
Elsie, Jo, & Marjory-Daw, governess Miss Baker
Los Palmares, July 1907
(Photog.: JEBz, see his Alb.8-07 & this Alb.2-11c)

 

Alb2.p09-c

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Herding cattle – Los Palmares?
ca.1905

Alb2.p09-d

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Possibly an estancia puesto
Alfred?

Likely 1902


© Peter Benitz (Benitz Family)