Photo album belonging to Charles and Sophie Chamerlain. It covers their trip to Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina in November – December 1947. String tied limp leather photo album, oblong measuring 11 ¼” x 15”. 56 pages containing 91 black and white photos and two postcards; photos mounted on right hand pages only, some travel ephemera included as well. Photos measure 3 ½” x 5 7/8”. Album is in very good condition with light wear that is more pronounced at edges; photos generally near fine or better with crisp images; stubs of a few lost pages visible, final two leaves containing travel ephemera detached.
An interesting travel album documenting an elderly couple’s trip to South America on the S.S. Del Sud. Every photo is captioned, and with an artistic eye the Chamberlains captured their experience as they travelled to Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina. In addition to showing some of their time at sea, the album depicts their numerous stops along the way including: Rio De Janeiro, Botofoga Bay, Rio Branco Street, Santos, Guaruja, Mt. Serrat, Sao Paulo, Montevideo, Buenos Aires, Ave Corrientes, Diagonal Norte, El Tigre, Lujan River, La Plata, Florida Ave and more. The numerous compelling street scenes truly bring this album to life. In addition to the photos, the album contains the Chamberlains’ travel tickets and other ephemera related to their stay on the Del Sud. A special glimpse of some of the great cities and sites of South America as they appeared nearly 70 years ago.