Historical South America

Where is it?


Think you’ve lost me? Nope, I’ve been a busy early Santa elf, preparing for the holidays as they snuck up on me and are peeking around the corner.

I’ve been busy, busy, busy like the chipmunk gathering his acorns for winter. Things are starting to come together but I’ve still have a few full days ahead of me.

I hope this post finds you well and enjoying the remaining days of autumn that we have. I’ll be back soon with some lovely posts and can’t wait to share.

In the meantime, I’ll be working hard like this Bolivian Aymara woman in the fields back in the early 1970’s.

Image captured by William E. Carter, Anthropologist.

22 replies »

  1. This is a cool pic. I wondered what she was stepping on, she must have strong feet; I’m trying to imagine squeezing potatoes with my feet! Her head is tipped so perfectly to achieve that angle of the hat I would believe it was a pose, sweater and hat match well too!

    So your dad is an anthropologist? 🙂

    • Yep, he was an anthropologist that specialised in latin american studies. Pretty cool dude, but crappy dad. I am having so much fun going through his old images and seeing the life in the Andes Mountains 40 years ago. Truly a different time and place.

      The Aymara and Quechua indians are truly an interesting, and hard working race. Although the men tend to drink way too much.

      • Wow, interesting character to have in your life. Do you ever feel like doing something with his photos? My grandmother did photography as a hobby although I think she longed for more. I don’t ever want to taint her work or change scents (like washing the clothes of someone now gone from your life) but sometimes it’s hard to see it sit there all alone. That said I can certainly understand the immense joy your having going through his photos! I love a good throwback!! Btw, does it bring you closer to him to go through his pics? Do you see him at all differently, good or bad? Do you understand him anymore or less? Just wondering again since I’ve gone through some of both my grandmother’s things after their passing. Hope I’m not getting too personal.

        I think every culture has their over-indulgers. 😉

  2. Oh yes, and I have to add that I like your way of checking in just so. I’m going to have to take a note from this page, no pun intended.

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