Government Buildings, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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tiff scanned file from original glass slide
Description
Buenos Aires (bwa´ ns ´ rs) is a city of fine buildings, and beautiful streets. The city has little natural beauty. That is, it is built on level land, and its harbor and its surroundings are not picturesque. But it more than makes up for these by the grandeur of the city itself. When the city wishes to beautify a section it does it without counting the cost. Not long ago a whole city block of business houses was torn down to make another park that was needed. It now has 72 parks. It is a very large city. New York, Chicago, and Philadelphia are the only American cities that are larger. It is the eleventh city in size in the world. It holds 1,500,000 people, almost one-fifth of the entire population. The government buildings are grouped in one section of Buenos Aires. They are on a magnificent boulevard broken by plazas. The President of Argentina has a palace among the buildings. The government of Argentina is copied after that of the United States. There is a President and his cabinet and a congress. The country is divided into states and territories just as our own is. The governments of all the independent countries of South America are patterned after our own. The Guianas are not republics but are owned by foreign countries. The picture here shown was taken from the Stock Exchange building. You can see by the people gathered on the corner that it is a busy place with its buying and selling. Here brokers gather to market their stocks or to buy for clients. The people of Buenos Aires like the excitement of buying and selling. The stock exchange is therefore very popular. Name ten of the large cities of the world. Keystone ID: 20840 Note: All titles, descriptions, and location coordinates are from the original Keystone Slide documentation as supplied by the Keystone View Company. No text has been edited or changed.
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Copyright by the Keystone View Company. The original slides are housed in McConnell Library's Special Collections.