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Title: Camino de rieles a Buenaventura
Creator: Eder, Santiago Martín, 1838–1921
Publication Info: Cali : Imprenta de Hurtado, March 06, 1866.
Physical Details: 26 5/10 x 21 cm

Summary: Letter advertisement for rail line Buenaventura to listing national and international export and import prices between various towns. Santiago M. Eder, a representative of the railroad company, compares the prices for exporting and importing on the new railroad versus to steamship prices to demonstrate the efficiency of the new rail line.
Historical Notes: The expansion of rail systems in nineteenth century Colombia was slow both to political disagreements and challenging geography. However, Colombian industrialists and landowners understood how important railroads were for transporting export products. Companies mainly built railroads that linked the Colombian interior with the Atlantic Ocean or existing river transportation networks. Bushnell, David. The Making of Modern Colombia : A Nation in Spite of Itself. Berkeley: Univ. of California Press, 1993.

Subject(s): Railroads -- Colombia
Railroads -- Economic aspects -- Colombia
Ferrocarril de Buenaventura
Primary commodities -- Prices
Transportation -- Colombia -- History -- 19th century
Eder, Santiago Martín, 1838–1921
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Type: Broadside
Language: Spanish
Format: JPG
PDF - Color
Donor: Helguera, J. León
Collection: Helguera, J. León Collection
Institution: Vanderbilt University
Accession Number: B00208
Record Number: 399