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Photo Album Nº 5
Los Algarrobos ca.1905

This album, labelled Early Los Algarrobos - Camp & House, contains 96 photos.  All were taken by John and all except one were taken at “Los Algarrobos”.  The sequence of the photos suggests they were shuffled, not grouped by subject and date as one would expect.  Five photos are duplicated, making 91 unique images.

The photos are large; the album has two per page.  We kept the same sequence, arranged at two per row.  For reference purposes, we identify each photo with the album prefix (Alb.5) and a sequential number.

Dates: One or two photos are dated, but for the rest we estimated the year of each photo by its content; presence of trees and their height, and the ages of children were particularly useful.  We used John’s early panoramic photos of “Los Algarrobos” as a guide to tree growth and construction.  When we had nothing to go by, we put “ca.1900's” – for they were most likely taken between 1905 and 1912.

Names in titles to photos: People – names without surnames are members of the Benitz family.
Place Names: estancias (ranches) and summer-homes are not prefixed with ‘Ea.’ nor in quotes.  Unless specified otherwise, the photos were taken at Los Algarrobos.  For more about the people and places, see our: Reference Pages of Names, in particular for the layout of the estancia headquarters (casco).

We are enormously grateful to John C. Benitz for making this album available to us.
(Copied on 15 October, 2011.)

Alb.5-01

Missing image.

Cattle Bretes
(Also: 34, 47, 76, 96)
Per #47, ca.1907

Alb.5-02

Missing image.

Baking bricks
ca.1900’s

Alb.5-03

Missing image.

Horse herds
Casco seen from the west
(after November, 1910,
per presence of motor cars
at foot of windmill center)

Alb.5-04

Missing image.

Selecting mounts
Elsie, Jo, Marjory-Daw

Corral fences of palm logs
indicates Los Palmares.

Likely during visit July, 1907.

Alb.5-05

Missing image.

Tennis
East side of main house
ca.1905

Alb.5-06

Missing image.

John & Alfred in front drive
View west – front of main house
ca.1906-1907

Alb.5-07

Missing image.

Enclosed Gardens
Left: Laundry – Right: Offices

View SW from upstairs main house
Before 1908?

Alb.5-08

Missing image.

Front drive
workmen’s quarters, far back left

View west from upstairs main house
Before July, 1908 - no 2-storey barn

Alb.5-09

Missing image.

Main house & offices
Looking east, from west side
About 1906

Alb.5-10

Missing image.

New stables & barn
Built July-Nov., 1908

Alb.5-11

Missing image.

Left: Kitchens – Right: Enclosed Garden
View South from upstairs main house
Before 1908?

Alb.5-12

Missing image.

15 prize Shorthorn bulls
Looking east at Main house & Offices
(Duplicate: 84)
Per few trees, before 1905

Alb.5-13

Missing image.

L-R from SW:
Offices, Main house, butcher
??, Aunt Elsie?, Marjorie, Alfred, John, Jo
Per children, ca. 1906

Alb.5-14

Missing image.

L-R from SW, outside garden wall:
Butcher, Main house, Laundry
ca. 1907

Alb.5-15

Missing image.

Drilling water well
John & Alfred
(Also: 59)
Per children, ca.1907

Alb.5-16

Missing image.

Dry fertilizer / pesticide spreader
(Also: 83)
ca.1900’s

Alb.5-17

Missing image.

Building a berm (for a water tank?)
Using horse drawn “Pala-Buey”
(scrapper-bucket)

(Also: 54)
ca.1900's

Alb.5-18

Missing image.

Hay shed
ca.1900's

Alb.5-19

Missing image.

New barn
After 1908

Alb.5-20

Missing image.

Young foals
View south past peón quarters
Who is the segundo at right?
Per few trees, late 1900's

Alb.5-21

Missing image.

Shearing llamas?
Per new barn, after 1908

Alb.5-22

Missing image.

Milking cows
ca. 1900’s

Alb.5-23

Missing image.

Foals & daughters
(Butcher shop background right)
ca.1908

Alb.5-24

Missing image.

Young (tame) bull
ca.1900's

Alb.5-25

Missing image.

Riding stock
Looking east at casco, L-R:
Main house, offices...
...blacksmith, shearing shed, peón quarters

ca.1900's

Alb.5-26 (& 27)

Missing image.

Loading hay into barn loft
(Also: 33)
After 1908

Alb.5-28

Missing image.

Main yard & cart-loads of seed
L-R: Employee quarters, blacksmith,
shearing shed / seed barn

(Also: 30, 32, 37, 39, 57)
Late 1900's

Alb.5-29

Missing image.

Prize Shorthorn bull
(Also: 31, 42, 49, 51)
ca.1900's

Alb.5-30

Missing image.

Carting bags of seed
Each bag weights 60-65 kg.
(Also: 28, 32, 37, 39, 57)
Late 1900's

Alb.5-31

Missing image.

Prize Shorthorn bull
(Also: 29, 42, 49, 51)
ca.1900's

Alb.5-32

Missing image.

Cart-load of bags of seed
Maize more likely than wheat
Who is the segundo?
(Also: 28, 30, 37, 39, 57)
Late 1900's

Alb.5-33

Missing image.

Loading hay into barn loft
(Also: 26)
After 1908

Alb.5-34

Missing image.

Cattle Bretes
(Also: 01, 47, 76, 96)
Per children, ca.1907

Alb.5-35

Missing image.

Cows, calves, & a young bull
Looking east at casco in background, L-R:
Main house & its kitchen, offices, laundry,
butcher, employee quarters, blacksmith,
shearing-shed

ca. 1900’s

Alb.5-36

Missing image.

Reviewing & counting horses
ca.1900's

Alb.5-37

Missing image.

Cart-loads of seed
Next to shearing shed / seed barn
(Also: 28, 30, 32, 39, 57)
Late 1900's

Alb.5-38

Missing image.

Shearing llamas?
(Also: 21)
After 1908

Alb.5-39

Missing image.

Cart-loads of seed
Next to shearing shed / seed barn
(Also: 28, 30, 32, 37, 57)
Late 1900's

Alb.5-40

Missing image.

Draft horses
Per few trees, early 1900’s

Alb.5-41

Missing image.

Corridale flock
West of casco
(Duplicate: 71)
ca.1900's

Alb.5-42

Missing image.

Prize Shorthorn bull
(Also: 29, 31, 49, 51)
ca.1900's

Alb.5-43

Missing image.

Hampshire Down ewes & lambs
(Duplicate: 73. Also: 75)
ca.1900's

Alb.5-44

Missing image.

Riding horses
ca.1900’s

Alb.5-45

Missing image.

Cattle gathered next to mill
ca. 1900’s

Alb.5-46

Missing image.

Main yard & peón (workmen) quarters
Preparing fire for pig asado?

(Looking west from yard)
(Also: 48, 50, 52, 53)

ca.1908 per #50

Alb.5-47

Missing image.

Cattle Bretes
(Also: 01, 34, 76, 96)
Per children, ca.1907

Alb.5-48

Missing image.

Main yard, shearing-shed / seed barn,
& peón (workmen) quarters

Water tank, rake, windmill parts,
& stack of varillas (spacers)
(Also: 46, 50, 52, 53)

Per #50, ca.1908

Alb.5-49

Missing image.

Prize Shorthorn bull
(Also: 29, 31, 42, 51)
ca.1900's

Alb.5-50

Missing image.

Preparing pig for asado?
(Also: 46, 48, 52, 53)
Per Alfred, ca.1908

Alb.5-51

Missing image.

Prize Shorthorn bull
(Also: 29, 31, 42, 49)
ca.1900's

Alb.5-52

Missing image.

Preparing pig for asado?
(Also: 46, 48, 50, 53)
Per #50, ca.1908

Alb.5-53

Missing image.

Watching over pig asado?
Machines: Rake, water tank, windmill parts
(Also: 46, 48, 50, 52)

Per #50, ca.1908

Alb.5-54

Missing image.

Building a berm (for a water tank?)
Using horse drawn Pala-Buey
(scrapper-bucket)

(Also: 17)
ca.1900's

Alb.5-55

Missing image.

Algarrobo tree
Dated: 29 January, 1902

Alb.5-56

Missing image.

Llama
ca.1900's

Alb.5-57

Missing image.

Cart-loads of seed
Next to shearing shed / seed barn
(Also: 28, 30, 32, 37, 39)
Late 1900's

Alb.5-58

Missing image.

Main yard water-tap
Looking south, summer
(Also: 60)

ca.1900's

Alb.5-59

Missing image.

Drilling water well
(Also: 15)
Per #15, ca.1907

Alb.5-60

Missing image.

Mist on a frosty winter morning
Main yard water-tap

Looking west, winter
(Also: 58)

ca.1900's

Alb.5-61

Missing image.

Large flock of ñandú
(Also: 89)
ca.1900's

Alb.5-62

Missing image.

Riding stock
Brood mares or untamed per long manes
ca.1900's

Alb.5-63

Missing image.

Sows & piglets
ca.1900's

Alb.5-64

Missing image.

Cattle & sheep at water-troughs
(Duplicate: 91)
Dated: 25 January, 1902

Alb.5-65

Missing image.

Shorthorn cows & calves
(Duplicate: 93)
ca. 1900’s

Alb.5-66

Missing image.

Corridale ewes & lambs
ca.1900's

Alb.5-67

Missing image.

Mix of cattle, horses, & pigs
Field of alfalfa? Watching for bloat?
ca.1900's

Alb.5-68

Missing image.

Cows & calves
ca.1900's

Alb.5-69

Missing image.

Corridale rams
ca.1900's

Alb.5-70

Missing image.

Riding stock?
Brood mares or untamed per long manes
ca.1900's

Alb.5-71

Missing image.

Corridale flock
West of casco
(Duplicate: 41)
ca.1900's

Alb.5-72

Missing image.

Draft horses
Stand of algarrobo trees
ca.1900's

Alb.5-73

Missing image.

Hampshire Down ewes & lambs
(Duplicate: 43. Also:75)
ca.1900's

Alb.5-74

Missing image.

Drilling water well
Dated: 29 January, 1902

Alb.5-75

Missing image.

Hampshire Down ewes & lambs
(Also: 43, 73)
ca.1900's

Alb.5-76

Missing image.

Pressing cattle into manga (bretes)
(Also: 01, 34, 47, 96)
Per #47, ca.1907

Alb.5-77

Missing image.

Draft horse mares & foals
Stand of algarrobo trees
ca.1900's

Alb.5-78

Missing image.

Hampshire Down - young males
ca.1900's

Alb.5-79

Missing image.

Draft horse mares & foals
ca.1900's

Alb.5-80

Missing image.

John feeding pigeons!
ca.1900's

Alb.5-81

Missing image.

Horse drawn wheat reaper
Alfred & John – jrs.
ca.1908

Alb.5-82

Missing image.

Draft horse brood mares & foals
ca.1900's

Alb.5-83

Missing image.

Dry fertilizer / pesticide spreader
(Also: 16)
ca.1900’s

Alb.5-84

Missing image.

15 prize Shorthorn bulls
(Duplicate: 12)
Before 1905

Alb.5-85

Missing image.

Sorting &/or treating sheep flocks
ca. 1900’s

Alb.5-86

Missing image.

Horned cattle - criollo?
ca.1900's

Alb.5-87

Missing image.

Counting sheep - Corridale
John, Alfred, & sister?
Who is doing the counting?
ca.1907-1908

Alb.5-88

Missing image.

Counting sheep - Hampshire Down
Who is doing the counting?
ca.1907-1908

Alb.5-89

Missing image.

Plucking ñandú?
(Also: 61)
ca.1900's

Alb.5-90

Missing image.

Draft horse brood mares
Late 1900's

Alb.5-91

Missing image.

Cattle & sheep at water-troughs
(Duplicate: 64)
Per #64: 25 January, 1902

Alb.5-92

Missing image.

Draft horse brood mares with foals
Late 1900's

Alb.5-93

Missing image.

Shorthorn cows & calves
(Duplicate: 65)
ca. 1900’s

Alb.5-94

Missing image.

Winter mist on a frosty morning
Who?
ca.1900's

Alb.5-95

Missing image.

Horses & cattle at water trough
Dated: 1 February, 1902

Alb.5-96

Missing image.

Horses waiting patiently at bretes
(Also: 01, 34, 47, 76)
Per #47, ca.1907

Alb.5-97

Missing image.

Brood mares & foals
ca.1900's


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