Brazilian merchants ride to the market at Barra da Tijuca in Rio de Janeiro, 19th c.. Caravane de marchands allant a Tijuca. Source: L’Univers, Histoire et description de tous les… Read More
Pizarro before Charles V. Francisco Pizarro, the conquerer of Peru, was born in Spain about 1475. In 1522 he became a captain, and organized an expedition to explore and conquer… Read More
A Shahaptian chief in ceremonial costume. From the book: Living Races of Mankind. A popular illustrated account of the customs, habits, pursuits, feasts, and ceremonies of the races of mankind… Read More
A Chola from La Paz wearing a Bowler hat. The Bolivian chola of La Paz wears a small derby-like hat, which is made either of felt or of highly varnished… Read More
Traditional Huaso costume from Chile. The huaso, or cowboy of Chile´s central plain, is a picturesque, a character as the cowboy of North America`s western prairie. Illustration by Jo Bartas.
Coffee picker from Costa Rica in traditional clothes. Costa Rica, the catering and preparation of the coffee crop generally begin in November and continue until April. Illustration by Jo Bartas
Woman from cuba in traditional rumba costume.
Ecuador woman with Panama hat 1930s. Babies swing in cloths or shawls knotted over the mother´s shoulders. Natives of Ecuador´s province of Manabe weave from fine palm fiber the so… Read More
Native of Dutch Guiana in traditional folk dress 1930s. The three Guianas – British, Dutch and French – are the only South American countries under European domination; all the others are… Read More
Peasant from Uruguay in traditional folk dress.