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May 20, 2017

A Family From Buenos Aires, Argentina: Lovely Story Through Found Photos in the Early 20th Century

Maria Elena Green del Solar Dorrego was born on August 17, 1893. She was one of four children of her mother Ana Mayobre Lynch and her father Fredrico Green Lumb who were married at Saint John Angelican Church in Buenos Aires on October 18, 1886.

Elena and her family were quite well to do and lived in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She married with Alberto del Solar Dorrego (born in 1888 and had three children from a previous marriage) on September 30, 1915. She's 22 and he's 27.

Maria Elena had both a son and daughter of her own and two stepsons and a stepdaughter.

Here is a lovely story of Maria Elena's family through found images from Suzanne in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Maria Elena's First Holy Communion

Maria Elena Green del Solar Dorrego was born on August 17, 1893

Portrait of Maria Elena

Maria Elena strikes a pose

Maria Elena profile

Maria Elena wearing pearls

Ana Mayobre Lynch is probably Maria Elena's mother, she married with Fredrico Green Lumb at Saint John Angelican Church in Buenos Aires on October 18, 1886

Portrait of Maria Elena by Frans Van Riel, 1915

Maria Elena and husband, Alberto del Solar Dorrego in their wedding day, September 30, 1915

Maria Elena in wedding dress, September 30, 1915

Maria Elena and her daughter (also named Maria Elena is wearing a gown of the most beautiful fabric)

Portrait of a Maria Elena's family member

A beautiful girl from Maria Elena's family

Young boy's First Holy Communion (Maria Elena's son or stepson)

Young boy's First Holy Communion (Maria Elena's son or stepson)

First Holy Communion of Maria Elena's family member (probably her sister)

Maria Elena holding an umbrella

A confident pose of Maria Elena (look like a sketch)

Maria Elena in a suit with a beautiful jabot

Maria Elena's daughter or stepdaughter

Portrait of a sweet little girl from Maria Elena's family

Nina - dos aƱos (Nina at the age of 2), a member of Maria Elena's family

Maria Elena and her daughter, also Maria Elena (A hand tinted portrait taken by Lafayette Studio in London)

Private home of Alberto Dorrego Solar (now Embassy of Peru), Av del Libertador 1728, Buenos Aires



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