National Geographic : 1929 Feb
Photograph from Ewing Galloway IN FINANCE AND COMMERCE BUENOS AIRES IS SOUTH AMERICA'S NEW YORK For generations regulations were in force which prevented direct commerce between the capital andSpain. Goods had tobesent overland across the Andes, through Bolivia and Peru, thence by vessel to Panama, and transferred across the Isthmus. Not until independence was attained did Buenos Aires come into its own as a shipping metropolis. The numerous docks, basins, and warehouses bordertwo rivers-one the wide Rio delaPlata, the other a small stream, the Riachuelo. Industries are confined largely to port activities and trading (see,also, "Buenos Aires and Its River ofSilver," in the NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE for October, 1921). In the middle background is the new Post Office.