Everyday Life of South America in the 1960s Through Fascinating Color Photos

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South America is a continent in the Western Hemisphere, mostly in the Southern Hemisphere, with a relatively small portion in the Northern Hemisphere. It may also be considered a subcontinent of the Americas.

South America in 1967

South America is bordered on the west by the Pacific Ocean and on the north and east by the Atlantic Ocean; North America and the Caribbean Sea lie to the northwest. It includes twelve sovereign states: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela, and a part of France : French Guiana.

New Zealand-based photographer peteshep took these fascinating color photos that show everyday life of South America when he traveled there in 1967.

Argentina. Bank of London and South America, Buenos Aires

Argentina. Then-new Bank of London and South America (Lloyds), Bartolome Mitre 399/Calle Reconquista 101, Buenos Aires

Bolivia. At the top high-altitude rim of the basin of La Paz

Bolivia. High-altitude Bolivian altiplano between Guaqui/Tiahuanaco and La Paz

Bolivia. The fish market in central La Paz

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