This carte-de-visite may be the only photo from South America in my collection. The family isn’t named, but a stamp on the back identifies the studio. It looks like Compania Fotografica, Rivadavia 420, Buenos Aires:
Avenida Rivadavia is a major thoroughfare, and 420 is in the heart of the downtown area, surrounded by museums and government buildings. A photo on Wikipedia shows what the avenue looked like around 1880:
I don’t know anything about the history of Buenos Aires or Argentina, so I’ll end my comments and leave you with close-ups of each member of the family:
In the next post, I think we’ll return to Europe, unless a storm blows us off course. See you there!