National Geographic : 1939 Nov
©Charles d'Emery CARS PARK UNDER THE SWIMMING POOL IN MAR DEL PLATA, "NEWPORT" OF BUENOS AIRES The modern summer resort, on the Atlantic Ocean 250 miles south of Argentina's capital, was begun as a real estate venture in1874. Until then itconsisted only of a few cottages. Today nearly a quarter of a million people may be found here at the height of the season, enjoying the bathing and gathering about roulette tables. Hundreds of "bathhouses" dot the beaches. So crowded is the resort at Carnival time that many celebrants from thecapital use their railway sleeping cars for ahotel.