Tucuman: Imprenta de la "Razon" 1872. 207 pages. Included are 21 mounted albumen photographs by Angel Paganelli of the city of Tucuman, Argentina, and nearby sugar refineries, printed from wet collodion negatives and measuring 4 x 6 inches or reverse. Two of the mounted photographs are two-panel panoramas. Quarto, 11 x 7 k1k/2 inches. Black leather backed marbled boards. Item #2565
The city of Tucuman appears elegant and well developed in these photographs. Shown are prominent churches and government buildings, the facade of the house where independence was declared, several major streets peopled with pedestrians and horse drawn carts, and several of the province's sugar refineries. The large panorama depicts the Plaza Independencia and the smaller shows the interior courtyard garden of the National College.
The brothers Angel and Jose Paganelli were among an interesting group of early Italian photographers active in Argentina. (see online: Priamo, La Fotografia Italiana en la Argentina Siglos XVIII/XIX). In 1869, Angel settled in Tucuman in northwest Argentina. This book, the third known book with original photographs published in Argentina, was intended to attract settlers and industries to the Province of Tucuman.
Ferrari. BIBLIOGRAFIA DE PUBLICACIONES ARGENTINAS CON FOTOGRAFIAS MONTADAS. Buenos Aires, 1993. #3.