Guano trade, Chincha Islands, Peru, before 1863: canvas chutes used to transport guano
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 canvas chutes used to transport guano into lighters; at right background is blurry image of unidentified square-rigged vessel. See "The Great Guano Rush" by Jimmy M. Skaggs, NY, St. Martin's Press, 1994.
UNIDENTIFIED square-rigged vessel