Rio in old postcards

Aqueduto da Carioca, 1911
Caminho aéreo do Pão de Açúcar, 1916
Praça XV, 1924
Avenida Rio Branco, 1913
Avenida Rio Branco, 1913

And this is a series of postcards collected by Baptist missionary Edward (Guy) McLain, probably during the 30s and 40s. They were shared with us by his colleague, Andrew Comings, from the Comings Communiqué blog.Thank you so much, Andrew, they are wonderful.

Vista aérea do Botafogo
Canto do Rio
Vista da cidade e do Corcovado

And finally, a “recent” one, taken in the most beautiful year of last century (from my own, unbiased point of view):

Pão de Açúcar, 1966

Pão de Açúcar (Sugarloaf) in 1966Check also the other old Brazilian postcards (Belém, Porto Alegre and Curitiba) and Rio one century ago, by Marc Ferrez

Sources: Old Postcards from Brazil and Comings Communiqué.