The Vargas Brothers of Arequipa, Peru

January 7, 2011

Continuing northward and into Peru, I present a few photographs from the studio of the Vargas Brothers of Areuipa who maintained a studio there from 1912 to 1958.

Nighttime scene by the Vargas Brothers

The Plaza of Arequipa by the Vargas Brothers

Conscripts, 1918, Vargas Brothers

This last photo totally stopped me in my tracks the first time I saw it in a book. It was then explained to me that these were meant for military ID cards and that the contact print would be cut-up into little pieces just featuring the heads. More photos here.

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