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Argentinean roots: The Immigrant Hotel of Buenos Aires

August 24, 2007

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If you want to know where one of the places Argentineans are from, visit the Immigrant Hotel Museum. Here’s a picture of some of the baggages and belongings immigrants brought from Europe to Argentinean shores. In the 1914 census, 2.391 million people, or 30.3% of the total population of 7.885 million, were foreigners. In Buenos Aires the native-to-foreign-born ratio stood at 49.4%.

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The faces of hope and anticipation.The Immigrant Hotel housed many new immigrants. Some 3.7 million were registered inside these halls during 1882-1927. Most of the foreigners from Europe that lived in Argentina in 1914 were from Italy (942,000), Spain (841,000), Germany (95,000), France (81,000) and Austria (39,000). I have investigated for the past thirty years Finnish immigration to Argentina.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. August 24, 2007 2:54 pm

    I guess there’s no chance of room-service?- absolutely mind-blowing.
    Y;-) Paddy

  2. August 25, 2007 7:06 pm

    incredible pics, sugar!

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