Simeon Leland I

My great-grandfather, Simeon Leland, was an economist and an amateur photographer. He made some kind of official trip to Latin America in 1950, and he and I have been to some of the same places, and so you can compare rather directly how things have changes over fifty-odd years. Here’s Chile’s major port, Valparaíso,  where we had almost the exact vantage.

In 1950 it was already a busy port:

And here it is in 2006. The hills are much more closely packed.

One response to “Simeon Leland I

  1. Fifty-six years later, and curiously, that is how old I am now! Will the connections become any more meaningful? Love, Dad P.S. we did do a great job on the floor and I enjoyed myself thoroughly.


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