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Paperfolding in Caras y Caretas (Buenos Aires edition)
 
This page records articles and pictures etc relating to paperfolding which have been published in the Buenos Aires edition of Caras y Caretas magazine over the years. Please contact me if you know any of this information is incorrect or if you have any other information that should be added. Thank you.

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Issue 166 - 7th December 1901

This issue 1 included a puzzle to cut a rectangle into pieces that when rearranged would form a Cocotte / Pajarita.

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Issue 167 - 14th December 1901

This issue included the solution to the puzzle set in the prevous issue.

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Issue 178 - 1st March 1902

In response to the misproportioned drawing of the Cocotte / Pajarita in issue 167, Don Miguel Unamuno wrote a letter to the Editor which was published in this issue under the title of 'Por una Pajarita'

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Issue 252 - Ist August 1903

Issue 252 of the Buenos Aires edition of 'Caras y Caretas', published on 1st August 1903, contained instructions showing how to flatten a mobius strip to form a regular hexagon, an effect which had originally been published in 'La Science Amusante'.

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Issue 238 - 25th March 1905

The text refers to the Flapping Bird as 'la pajarita' but distinguishes it from the better known Cocotte / Pajarita designswhich it calls the 'gallito de papel'. 'El sapo' is the Blow-up Frog, the 'escalera' is the Newspaper Ladder.

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The top right photo (see enlargement below) shows the Catherine of Cleves Box (caja cerrada /closed box) and the Paper Boat (botecito - though the caption is plural?). The other two designs are presumably the 'caja abierta' / open box - although this is singular. The box to the right looks very like the Magazine Cover Box. I cannot identitfy the design in the centre although it looks somewhat like a squashed, square version of the design to the right. None of these designs are mentioned in the text.

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Issue 487 - 1st February 1908

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Issue 521- 26th September 1908

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Issue - 9th September 1933

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Issue 2050 - 15th November 1938

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