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Enjoy this tour of 150 years of Brazilian history through photography and other iconography. Ten Fridays, ten pictures each. You can read the other chapters here: Part 1, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9 and Part 10.
Last image of the imperial family, in 1889, just before their exile in Paris. Photo by Otto Haes.
Italian immigrants arriving in São Paulo in 1890. Today, 60% of all paulistanos descend at least partially from Italians.
Padre Cícero, priest, landowner and political leader of Juazeiro, in the state of Ceará, circa 1891. Padim Ciço, as he is also known, has a huge following even today, despite his poor relationship with the Vatican.
Revolta da Armada/ Navy Revolt in 1894. A mutiny against president Floriano Peixoto. Image by Juan Gutierrez
Survivors of the massacre of Canudos, a rebellious community in Bahia state defeated by the federal troops in 1897. The best report about this episode was written by writer Euclides da Cunha, that wrote "Os Sertões", considered one of the best books ever published in the country.
Photo by Marc Ferrez, the main Brazilian photographer in the 19th century. This image was probably taken in Rio in the last years of the century.
Eduardo Ribeiro avenue, in Manaus. Circa 1900. It displays all the riches produced during the Rubber Cycle, when the Amazon became, for a short while, Brazil's Little Paris.
Photo montage made in 1901 by Valerio Rodrigues Vieira. Note that all the individuals in this image, including the pictures on the wall and the statue, portrait the author.
Epidemiologist Oswaldo Cruz, arguably the main promoter of vaccination and the adoption of hygienic procedures in the country. Circa early 20th century.
A 1905 high quality counterfeit banknote of 200 thousand réis, the currency at the time.
Tags: 19th Century