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[South American Photographica]
The Acari Iron Ore Project [cover title]
[Peru, 1958. Very good.. [79] leaves containing seventy-eight silver gelatin photographs, plus fourteen photos laid in. Images 8 x 10 inches; those laid in mostly mounted on cards and slightly larger, some color. Oblong folio. Original leather album, string-tied, cover gilt. Spine moderately worn, corners rubbed. One leaf loose, some wear at edges. Images clean and crisp. Early photographic record of the Hierro Acari Mine in Peru, documenting the site and the initial build. The first leaf contains a manuscript map of the region, and each subsequent leaf has a large, captioned photograph of the area around the mine. Opening with views of planes landing at the airfield, the album takes one on a tour along the roads to the camp with stops such as "Shop Site Preparation" and "Future Crusher Site." Views of the camp and housing follow, such as "Provisional Club and Kitchen," "Muronit House Near Completion," "Staff Restaurant" (which is a cinderblock shell of a building), "Service Station," "Warehouse and Administration Offices," "Provisional Housing of Sub-Contractors," and other similar sites. There are also industrial photos of work in progress: "Drilling at Km. 14+200," "Close Up of Drilling," and an image of the sign on the Pan-American Highway at Km. 515, which reads, "Compañia Explotadora de Hierro Acari / Panamerican Commodities S.A. / Mina de Hierro de Acari Obras en Ejecucion / Ings. Proyectaistas Wells Overseas Ltd." Final images are of the beach and pier. The images laid in at the back are not captioned, though they do show views of industry at the mine, inclu … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: McBride Rare Books [United States]
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