Bom Jesus da Boa Morte's Villa: Capim Grosso


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 town of Bom Jesus da Lapa in Bahia state. The town grew up on the banks of the San Francisco River, beside a sanctuary of the same name.

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Bom Jesus da Lapa, Brazil


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Villa de Bom Jesus da Boa Morte: Capim Grosso

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1 photo : albumin paper, black and white ; 22 x 26.9 centimeters

Last updated: May 24, 2017