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4 August 2013

Mining in Mexico and Chile 1920s - Metcalfe


One rainy Saturday in London I picked up the sad remains of an old photo album from the 1920s. I own 4 pages of delightful photos of a group sailing to Mexico, visiting the Panama Canal and Robinson Crusoe's island, and then taking the railway, and camping and climbing in Chile. The seller told me he knew the photo album had come from someone called Metcalfe and that he had been a mining prospector in Chile. Unfortunately, I know absolutely nothing about mining and very little about South America, so if anyone can help with my research, please let me know!

Here is a selection from the boat...







7 comments:

  1. The pictures from the "Mexico" cruise were delightful. And Capt. J. Watson is a "crack up." --- so funny and sort of cute too.

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  2. How intriguing. I bet there can't have been that many ships sailing to Mexico in 1920 with a captain named J. Watson and crew members names F. Lockyer and C.E. Allen. A warm welcome to Sepia Saturday.

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  3. Good luck with your research. A wonderful collection of photos.

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  4. Great pictures, and great humor too!

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  5. It seems to me that "Mexico" must have been the name of the ship, as it appears in inverted commas and the lifebelt seems to carry that name.

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  6. It seems likely that the ship was named "Mexico", as the name in the captions appears in inverted commas, and seems to be on the lifebelt too.

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