October 19, 2012

Eduardo Dargent in Lima


Once again a favorable wind blew a "Belgian abroad" story into my inbox. 
Happy to introduce you to Eduardo Dargent (photo 1), a Belgo-Peruvian historian, from Lima, author of a book on the  history of the Flemish in Latin America.
Eduardo's grandfather arrived in South America a century ago. He came from Flemalle in Belgium and married the Peruvian grandmother. Eduardo's dad was also born in Flemalle in 1919 (photo 2: dad and granddad).
The family has kept dachshunds (Salchichas, Sausage or Wiener dogs) ever since Eduardo's father at the age of 8 visited Belgium and his grandmother who had a teckel. Upon returning to Lima they got a teckel themselves and started a tradition which is still alive today.
Picture three shows Eduardo (about age 6) and his mother with their brown teckel "Pituca".  In the last one Eduardo and his two sons are holding from left to right "Stanley", "Ursula" and Ursula's two sons "Tiger" and "Chico". 
Copies of "Presencia Flamenca en la Sudamérica Colonial" can be obtained from the author by email upon request.

27 comments:

  1. Hallo Anni,
    Een interessant verhaal!
    Groetjes,
    Frans

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  2. Molto interessante, sempre splendide e affascinanti le fotografie in bianco e nero. Tenerissima la tradizione dei bassotti.
    Ciao, buona giornata.
    Antonella

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  3. Très interressant!!! j'aime ton article et j'adore les teckels!!!!

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  4. The first picture is really a great one!

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    1. heb het toegestuurd gekregen, can't claim any credit.

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  5. How neat is that! Love the old photos...and obviously the love of Dachshunds has been passed along.

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    1. I agree and enjoy being able to bring old photographs back to live.

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  6. What an interesting log. I love the pictures especially the first one.

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  7. Wat een mooie foto's en een leuk verhaal op de koop toe!

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  8. What a delightful post and wonderful photos -- I love the old ones as well! Hope you've had a good week, Anni!! Enjoy your weekend!

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  9. Anni,

    I love the first image and the story, Anni! Who would have ever thought of a tradition of a wiener or sausage dog!

    I wish you a very happy and fun filled weekend. :)

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    1. pretty amazing and a bit unusual, isn't it? especially considering the fact that the sausage dog tradition followed the family transcontinentally.

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  10. Hallo Anni
    Mooi die oude geschiedenis , zo leer je nog eens wat.
    Groeten Bets

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  11. foto's met een verhaal..

    interessant logje

    fijne avond

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  12. het eerste foto met Eduardo vind ik toch soooo gezellig. Ik zou ernaast willen zitten met men te man lekker kletsen. Ik wens je een fijn weekend Annie

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    1. tja, een beetje ver om even te kletsen, jammer.

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  13. leuk en erg interessant ook die logjes over 'Belgians abroad'! Fijn en gezellig weekend Anni, groetjes van Hilde

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    1. ja, ik moet op zoek naar meer "Belgians abroad" en hun verhaal brengen.
      zie dat wel zitten.

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  14. Not only a Flemish but a teckel diaspora!

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  15. All the photos are fabulous, but my favorite is the first one. Perfect. He looks content and happy to be in that spot at that time. Truly savoring the moment!

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    1. he does, doesn't he?
      unfortunately I can not take any credits for the photographs.

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  16. Wat een leuk verhaal en allemaal een teckel!

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  17. I love all these photos; my favourite is the first one. How sweet!

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  18. Interesting! A plot for a film ;-)

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