Guano trade, Chincha Islands, Peru, before 1863: mining camp and guano hill
Peru, Chincha Islands
5-5/8 x 7-1/2 in.
Albumen print, in album 94.107.1, presented to Captain Charles W. Austin on November 1, 1862; scenes from guano trade, Chincha Islands, Peru; view of mining camp, bridge at foreground, at left background is guano hill, with steps cut into the face to access guano. See "The Great Guano Rush" by Jimmy M. Skaggs, NY, St. Martin's Press, 1994.