Guano trade, Chincha Islands, Peru, before 1863: "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 guano hill, with steps cut into face to access guano; wheelbarrows at left foreground; image seen in Dwight C. Brown's article "Captain Charles W. Austin" in June 1991 issue of "Tidings" magazine, page 28. See "The Great Guano Rush" by Jimmy M. Skaggs, NY, St. Martin's Press, 1994.