Guano trade, Chincha Islands, Peru, before 1863: wooden chutes for filling guano sacks
Peru, Chincha Islands
7-1/2 x 5-5/8 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 wooden chutes used for distributing guano into sacks; workers holding full sacks stand at bottom of chute and also along the sides. See "The Great Guano Rush" by Jimmy M. Skaggs, NY, St. Martin's Press, 1994.