Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Now Even Less Content!

A few weeks ago I went to the Academia Nacional de la Historia, where I spent the afternoon reading articles from 1837-38 published in El Diario de la Tarde. The advertisements proved to be nearly as interesting as the content of the paper:

Here is an ad for a milk-bearing goat:


A bilingual ad for a cook:


As I mentioned in an earlier post, tortoise shell peinetas were in style at the time:


Slavery was also a part of everyday life in 1837. This ad reads: "Yesterday, at about 11 in the morning, a little black boy named Claudio fled from the house of his masters. He is roughly 10 years old, stocky and thick-lipped with big eyes and buck teeth and was wearing a jacket of thick, black wool and canvas leggings, is barefoot and hatless; whoever gives news of his whereabouts, and brings him to Perú No. 43 (prev. la Florida), will receive said award."

2 Comments:

Blogger Marina said...

increible el último anuncio!!!

10:29 AM  
Blogger Anne said...

Hi Brandan,

Wondering if you are still in BA? Couldn't find your contact info. I stumbled upon your blog while doing some research about BA. I would love to ask you a few questions in regards to your blog if you have the time.

Posting this as a comment as a means to get in touch.

Thank you!

Anne

9:46 PM  

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