Rio in old postcards

Aqueduto da Carioca - 1911

Avenida Rio Branco - 1913
Av. Rio Branco - 1915
Copacabana - 1916

 

Caminho aéreo Pão de Açucar - 1916
Praça XV - Photo - mailed 1924

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.

Flying over Botafogo beach
Canto do Rio
View of the city and the 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 (Sugarloaf) in 1966

Check 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.