Studies on the twilight (Cabinet of curiosities)
 It was called the white gold. By the late 19th century, the exploitation of nitrate was one of the most important industries in the economic history of Chile. Each new day were founded Saltpeter Offices right in the pampas of the world's driest desert. Esperanza (hope), porvenir (future), prosperidad (prosperity), progreso (progress), victoria (victory); the name of each office represented the desire of an entire generation in the eternal human quest for fortune and welfare.