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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.

Porto Alegre in old postcards

Rua Duque de Caxias, cerca de 1912
Vários postais, provavelmente dos anos 30
Vista aérea, 1950
Anos 50
Anos 50
Avenida Borges de Medeiros, meados dos anos 60
Avenida Sepúlveda, meados dos anos 60
Avenida Borges de Medeiros, meados dos anos 60
1950

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.

Check also for other old Brazilian postcards.

Sources: blogs Colecionáveis e Coleções and  Porto Alegre em meu baú

Florianópolis in old postcards

Decade of 1920 - There are no bridges communicating Florianópolis to the continent
Decade of 1920 – There are no bridges communicating Florianópolis to the continent
Bridge Hercílio Luz, one of the biggest suspension bridge in the world, under construction, probably 1925
Bridge Hercílio Luz, one of the biggest suspension bridge in the world, under construction, probably 1925

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.

Floripa ponte hercilio_jpg

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