3: An image of two Jewish gauchos in Moisés Ville and an image of an Argentinian gaucho, both from the twentieth century.
These two images, one from the Aaron Goldman Museum in Moisés Ville, Argentina, and one from the Oregon State University Special Collections, depict Argentinian gauchos, both Jewish and non-Jewish. Gauchos, which are the South American equivalent of cowboys, were migratory horsemen that roamed the plains with their cattle.
Suggested Activity: Have your students do a close reading of each photograph. Ask them to describe as many details as they can—the clothes, the faces, the postures, the settings. What about the two photos is similar? What is different? Could you tell which of these people were Jewish and which weren’t? Now compare the photo of the Jewish gauchos with the photo of the new Jewish immigrants to Moisés Ville in the previous resource? What do you notice? What do you wonder?
Aaron Goldman Museum, Moisés Ville, Argentina.; Visual Instruction Department Lantern Slides, Oregon Statue University Special Collections and Archives. "A Gaucho or Cowboy, 1915." Accessed March 27, 2017.