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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Biographical/Historical Note
  • Administrative Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Views of Belém, Brazil
    Date (inclusive): circa 1870-1879
    Number: 95.R.51
    Physical Description: 16 photographic prints
    The Getty Research Institute
    Special Collections
    1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
    Los Angeles 90049-1688
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10020/askref
    (310) 440-7390
    Abstract: Sixteen photographs by an unknown photographer document the northern Brazilian port city of Belém in the 1870s.
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    Language: Collection material is in English

    Biographical/Historical Note

    The photographs in this collection were taken in Brazil by an unknown photographer, probably in the 1870s.

    Administrative Information


    Open for use by qualified researchers.

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    Preferred Citation

    Views of Belém, Brazil, circa 1870-1879, Getty Research Institute, Research Library, Accession no. 95.R.51

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired in 1995.

    Processing History

    Processed and cataloged by Beth Ann Guynn; finding aid encoded by Holly Larson with grant funding from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR).

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Views of the waterfront and docks predominate in this collection of 16 albumen prints by an unidentified photographer documenting the northern Brazilian port city of Belém (then known as Pará), center of the Amazonian rubber boom in the late 19th century. Other images show buildings (Teatro da Paz, Portuguese hospital, commercial bank, convent, bathhouse) and street views (Rua do Imperador, Rua do Conselheiro).
    Photographs are mounted recto and verso on eight sheets. The former name of the city, Pará, is written on all of the mounts below the images, in eight instances with additional description. These captions have been used as image titles. Titles for the remaining eight images are devised.


    Arranged by cataloger.

    Indexing Terms

    Subjects - Topics

    Waterfronts -- Brazil -- Belém
    Docks -- Brazil -- Belém

    Subjects - Places

    Belém (Brazil) -- Description and travel
    Belém (Brazil) -- Buildings, structures, etc.

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Albumen prints -- Brazil -- Belém -- 19th century