Built by British investors and headquartered in London, the Buenos Ayres Great Southern Railway was one of Argentina’s two biggest railways. The Great Sourthern Railway Station is now known as Estación Plaza Constitución, and still in use by Argentine railroads.
Parr, Strong & Parr was a London architectural firm whose three principals included Samuel Parr and his son John Edmeston Parr. The younger Parr emigrated to Canada in 1888, eventually settling in Vancouver, where he continued to work as an architect and designed numerous hotels and other buildings there as part of the firms Parr & Fee and Parr, Mackenzie, & Day.
Sprague & Co. was a London print publisher active in the late 19th to early 20th centuries. A 1901 advertisement describes a range of printing services offered to the architectural profession, including what they refer to as the “‘ink-photo’ process,” which “reproduces Water-Colour or Pencil Drawings or Photographs with the same facility as Pen and Ink Drawings in line.”
Inscriptions, lower margin: J. Livesey, M. Inst. C.E. Londres, Ingeniéro. Parr, Strong & Parr, Londres, Arquitéctos.
Publication information: “Ink-photo,” Sprague & Co., London,
Condition: Generally very good with bright original coloring. Recently professionally cleaned and deacidified, with some light remaining toning wear, soft creases, remnants of pale foxing in outer margins.
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