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Only 73,000 people lived in Porto Alegre, the capital of the Southern state of Rio Grande do Sul, in 1900. Today, its population is around 1.4 million – but the latest Census informs that now it began to grow in slow motion, like most of the major cities in the region. These post cards show very clearly how it evolved during this period.
Before the Argentinian tourists, before the surf, before becoming one of the coolest Brazilian destinations, Florianópolis, the capital of the Southern state of Santa Catarina, was just an island a boat trip away from the continent.