Sepia photograph of the Beagle Channel. Although the photographer's stamp on reverse states: "Martinez and Franciscovic Fotografia Casill Punta Arenas" it is highly likely that the photographer was also C. Veiga. Thomas Franciscovic was a photographer based in Punta Arenas and was a successor of Candido Veiga, who passed away in 1928. The studio and the original plates and prints may well have been acquired by Martinez and Franciscovic. The print was most probably purchased by Australian Anthropologist Sir Walter Baldwin Spencer in 1929 while he was in Punta Arenas on what would be his final expedition. He passed away five months into the expedition to Tierra del fuego on Hoste Island.

Physical Description

Print. Sepia toned with some silvering left and right hand sides. White border. Caption inscribed bottom left of photograph. On reverse photographer's imprint in ink. No other annotations. Scenic depiction of mountains and glaciers with water in the foreground. Condition: some silvering of image.

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