Category Archives: Latin America

THE story of Catalina de Erauso.

Catalina de Erauso alias Francisco Loyola was a Basque noblewoman who lived as a man for several decades ("The nun lieutenant").
Catalina de Erauso (Engraved from her portrait by Pacheco, 1630.)

Catalina de Erauso alias Francisco Loyola (* 1592 in Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain; † 1650 in Cuitlaxtla, New Spain, today Mexico) was a Basque noblewoman who lived as a man for several decades (“The nun lieutenant”).

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Anne Bonny and Mary Read. Women pirates, 18th century.

Anne Bonny, famous, female, pirates,

Anne Bonny (c. 1697 – c. 1782).

A BRACE OF WOMEN PIRATES. WOMEN WHO POSED AS MEN.

THE life of a pirate on the high seas was hardly likely to attract even the most adventurous woman, yet according to records left by Captain Charles Johnson there were at least two who followed that calling, dressed in sailors’ clothes, and who lived and fought in desperate frays in the early eighteenth century.

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Indigenous of Chapultepec. Mexico 1840

Chapultepec, Mexico, Indigenous, Native, costume

AMÉRIQUE INDIEN DE CHAPULTEPEC (Environs de Mexico).

Indigenous of Chapultepec Mexico.

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Argentinean landlord. Estanciero. Ġaucho Proprietre 1839.

national costume, Argentina, landlord, Estanciero, Ġaucho Proprietre, land owner, Gaucho,Argentinean landlord 1839.

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Host of a Black bar in the north of Brazil

Brazil, Host, Black, Negro, costume, Moritz LambergHost of a Black bar in the north of Brazil

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An Argentine Gaucho in full costume, wearing the chiripa.

Argentine Gaucho, costume, dress, traditional, chiripa,over-trousers, bolas

A Vanishing Figure.

A Vanishing Figure. An Argentine Gaucho 1915.

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Peru Lima. Female fashion in 1821.

Peru, Lima, Historic costumes, 19th century fashion, latin, america

Females of Lima 1821.

Peru 1821. Females of Lima.

Historic costumes.

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Free Mulatto of Lima, Peru. Mulâtresse libre.

Mulâtresse, Mulatto costume, Latin America

Mulâtresse libre, Lima.

Free Mulatto of Lima, Peru.

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Tapada Lima. Tapada de saya. Le Musée cosmopolite.

Tapada Lima. Tapada de saya. Traditional Peru costumes

Tapada de saya.

Tapada Lima.

AMÉRIQUE. Tapada de saya. (Lima)
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Rio de la Plata. Woman from the countryside.

Rio de la Plata. Argentina. Costume. Traditional dress.

Rio de la Plata. Woman from the countryside.

Rio de la Plata. Woman from the countryside. Argentina.

AMÉRIQUE, Femme de la campagne. Rio de la Plata – environ de Buenos Aires, Montévidéo.
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Botokuden. Indians from south-east Brazil.

Botokuden, Aymoré, Krenak, Brazil, natives

Aymoré or Botokuden.

Botokuden or Aymoré people

Indians from south-east Brazil.

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