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Photo, Print, Drawing Mining of Diamonds of Mr. Felisberto D'Andrade Brant. Lavra de diamantes do Sr. Felisberto D'Andrade Brant

About this Item

Title

  • Mining of Diamonds of Mr. Felisberto D'Andrade Brant.

Other Title

  • Lavra de diamantes do Sr. Felisberto D'Andrade Brant

Summary

  • The Thereza Christina Maria collection is composed of 21,742 photos assembled by Emperor Pedro II (1825-91) throughout his life and donated by him to the National Library of Brazil. The collection covers a wide variety of subjects. It documents the achievements of Brazil and Brazilians in the 19th century and also includes many photographs of Europe, Africa, and North America. In 1868, photographer Augusto Riedel accompanied Luis Augusto, Duke of Saxe, son-in-law of Emperor Pedro II, on an expedition into the interior of Brazil. The expedition visited the city of Diamantina, in the state of Minas Gerais, which was a center of diamond mining. The photographs taken by Riedel during this visit were used more than 20 years later by José Maria da Silva Paranhos Júnior, the Barão of Rio Branco and the father of Brazilian diplomacy, to illustrate the album Sights du Brésil, which was shown at the 1889 Universal Exhibition in Paris. A well-preserved example of Brazilian baroque architecture, Diamantina was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999.

Names

  • Riedel, Augusto, 1836-1877? Photographer.

Created / Published

  • Diamantina, Brazil : [publisher not identified], 1869.

Headings

  • -  Brazil--Minas Gerais--Diamantina
  • -  1869
  • -  Diamond mines and mining
  • -  Memory of the World

Notes

  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  Original resource extent: 1 photo : albumin paper, black and white ; 23.6 x 27.9 centimeters.
  • -  Original resource at: National Library of Brazil.
  • -  Content in Portuguese.
  • -  Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.

Medium

  • 1 online resource.

Source Collection

  • Thereza Christina Maria Collection

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021669619

Online Format

  • compressed data
  • image

Additional Metadata Formats

IIIF Presentation Manifest

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Chicago citation style:

Riedel, Augusto, ? Photographer. Mining of Diamonds of Mr. Felisberto D'Andrade Brant. Diamantina Minas Gerais Brazil, 1869. [Diamantina, Brazil: publisher not identified] Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021669619/.

APA citation style:

Riedel, A. (1869) Mining of Diamonds of Mr. Felisberto D'Andrade Brant. Diamantina Minas Gerais Brazil, 1869. [Diamantina, Brazil: publisher not identified] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021669619/.

MLA citation style:

Riedel, Augusto, ? Photographer. Mining of Diamonds of Mr. Felisberto D'Andrade Brant. [Diamantina, Brazil: publisher not identified] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021669619/>.