Port Stanley, 1888

It is interesting to compare this picture to the 1872 woodcut of Port Stanley. Clearly, it had grown significantly in the decade and a half. It was becoming a thriving community, largely due to the increase in the whaling industry but also due to the success of the sheepfarmers who had started to export wool and meat in ever larger quantities. This photo was taken by Gustav Schulz who visited the islands in 1887/8. He published his photographs in his book entitled: South America; No.1: Falkland Islands

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