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Photo, Print, Drawing Minas and Rio Railway, Brazil, between 1881 and 1884. Estrada de Ferro Minas and Rio, Brasil, entre 1881 e 1884

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Title

  • Minas and Rio Railway, Brazil, between 1881 and 1884.

Other Title

  • Estrada de Ferro Minas and Rio, Brasil, entre 1881 e 1884

Summary

  • The Minas and Rio Railway, also known as the Rio Verde Railway, was opened for traffic on July 14th, 1884, in the presence of Emperor Pedro II (1825--91), his daughter Princess Isabel, and her husband, Prince Gastão de Orléans, conde d'Eu. The British-owned and constructed line ran from Cruzeiro in the interior of the state of São Paulo, across the Mantiqueira Mountains, and through cities and towns in the southern part of the state of Minas Gerais as far as Três Corações do Rio Verde. The line played an important role in opening up the coffee-growing regions of southern Brazil and thereby contributing to the growth of the coffee economy. After the overthrow of the monarchy in 1889 the railroad faced financial difficulties, and in 1901 it was taken over by the federal government. Today the railroad is part of the main Brazilian rail company, Rede Ferroviária Federal S.A. and is used for cargo transport and by touristic steam trains from Soledade to São Lourenço in Minas Gerais. Marc Ferrez (1843--1923), a Brazilian artist of French heritage who documented the development of Brazil as a nation, photographed the Minas and Rio Railway in the early 1880s. This album containing 37 of Ferrez's photographs of the railroad is part of the Thereza Christina Maria collection at the National Library of Brazil. The collection is composed of 21,742 photos assembled by Emperor Pedro II throughout his life and donated by him to the national library. 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.

Names

  • Ferrez, Marc, 1843-1923 Photographer.

Created / Published

  • [place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], [1881 to 1884]

Headings

  • -  Brazil
  • -  1881 to 1884
  • -  Bridges
  • -  Memory of the World
  • -  Minas and Rio Railroad (Brazil)
  • -  Portraits
  • -  Railroad bridges
  • -  Railroad locomotives
  • -  Railroad stations
  • -  Railroads

Notes

  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  Original resource extent: 1 album (37 photographs : collodium, black and white ; 18.3 x 25.2 centimeters to 47.3 x 23.6 centimeters) 62.1 x 47.1 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

  • Minas and Rio Railway, Brazil

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021670504

Online Format

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  • pdf
  • image

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Chicago citation style:

Ferrez, Marc, Photographer. Minas and Rio Railway, Brazil, Between 1881 and 1884. Brazil, 1881. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1884] Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021670504/.

APA citation style:

Ferrez, M. (1881) Minas and Rio Railway, Brazil, Between 1881 and 1884. Brazil, 1881. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1884] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021670504/.

MLA citation style:

Ferrez, Marc, Photographer. Minas and Rio Railway, Brazil, Between 1881 and 1884. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1884] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021670504/>.