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The Founding of the City of Buenos Aires

Image Description from historic lecture booklet: "Don Pedro de Mendoza, sent out by Charles V. of Spain, entered the river Plate, February, 1536 and landed on the spot which now constitutes the capital of the Argentine Republic. A township was formed with the name of Santa Maria de Buenos Aires, but this was after-wards destroyed by Indians. the town was reconquered and re-established. Plans were drawn for the demarcation of the limits of the town which the Indians, again essayed to destroy but were unsuccessful in their attempt. the first inhabitants of Buenos Aires were 50 Creoles and 19 Spaniards, and with this second founding of the town the period of conquest in the regions now comprising the Argentine may be said to have finally closes, to be followed by a Colonial regime, which lasted until 1810, when the existing form of Government was proclaimed and established. "

 

Original Collection: Visual Instruction Department Lantern Slides

 

Item Number: P217:set 012 001

 

 

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Taken circa 1915