Color Photos of Brasil in the 1950s

 Sao Paulo

Scene in  Brasil
 Old Capital was Salvador, north of Rio in the sugar-growing country. It lost its position to Rio in 1763 after gold was discovered farther South. Salvador is a double city, the lower part (foreground) built along the harbor, and the upper part, with churches, monasteries that date to 17th Century, on a high bluff.
 Scene in Brasil
 Scene in Brasil
 Scene in Brasil
 Decrepit engines, such as this 1904 wood burner on the Belem-Braganca run, plague railroads. Because eucalyptus logs they burn give off fragrance of cough medicine, engines often seem to have colds.
 Rio de Janeiro
Rio beach