National Geographic : 1922 Sep
©Publishers' Photo Service VALPARAISO FROM THE HARBOR The chief Pacific port in South America rises like an amphitheater from a crescent shore. It hasapopulation ofnearly 200,000. Extensive port works are under construction to protect the waterfront from the inroads of the sea. Valparaiso isthewestern terminus ofthetranscontinental railway, which extends 888 miles to Buenos Aires.