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Argentine Red Cross Photograph Album of Barrio Toba de Villa Chica

 Collection — Box: 29, Album: 039
Identifier: Image Archive-Album-039

Scope and Contents

1961-1962.  An album containing 68 gelatin silver prints (4.5” x 7”) taken by an unknown photographer.  It was assembled following an Argentine Red Cross mission to the settlement of Barrio Toba of Villa Chica in the Argentine Chaco region beginning in July of 1961.  The primary purpose of the mission seems to have been the building of a school for the community.   Many of the photos depict the inauguration of the school in January 1962 and other celebrations and official events that followed in subsequent months.  Includes photos of children at their desks in the new school, as well as a community meeting held there.   Also depicted is the domestic architecture of the settlement including indigenous dwellings and a pentacostal chapel.  Leave 5v contains a one page typed description of the inauguration of the school along with other festivities that occurred on 6 January 1962.  All photographs are accompanied by a descriptive caption.


  • 1961-1962

Conditions Governing Access

Open to the public. No known restrictions.


68 Photographic Prints

Language of Materials

Spanish; Castilian

Arrangement Note

Album clamshell Box 29

Argentine Red Cross Photograph Album of Barrio Toba de Villa Chica
Album 39, Image Archive, The Latin American Library, Tulane University
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the The Latin American Library at Tulane Repository

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