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Advertisements represent a very important part of newspapers: while selling goods and services to a specific audience, they also provide snapshots of the culture, objects, and traditions used in a specific location and time. In Chile’s case, English-speaking settlers in the nineteenth century shaped Chilean culture in notable ways. Ideas, cultural practices, and material goods circulated from one community to the other and back again, becoming embedded in each group’s identity and ultimately producing a hybrid culture.

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Sport in the British colony

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In this exhibit we examine the sporting culture developed by the British in nineteenth century Chile. While building businesses and contributing to the local culture, colonists also found time for sport, and in the process they helped to found new athletic traditions.

Much more than mere entertainment, sport bridged communities, altering or even supplanting the indigenous sports already in place. Eventually, British and local sports merged to became part of the new nation’s identity.

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