Best of Brazil

Best of Brazil: Vintage Photos of Rio de Janeiro

Ever since I returned from my short trip to the US I have been scanning some old pictures and posting them on my Flickr and Facebook pages.

These pictures were originally taken by Edward (Guy) McLain, the first Baptist Mid-Missions missionary to serve in this part of Brazil. The are from the 1930’s and 40’s.

Later on I will be posting some of them here, after some more information can be gathered. For right now, however, I wanted to share some postcards from Rio de Janeiro that were included in the batch. If you are at all familiar with the Cidade Maravilhosa you will be amazed at these shots.

This is perhaps the most beautiful picture in the whole set. It is what is called the Canto do Rio, and in the distance one can see Corcovado (where the Christ the Redeemer statue is) and a tiny bit of Sugarloaf.

Another one from Canto do Rio…this one showing the distant lights of the city at night.

A seaplane taking off in the Botafogo area, with Corcovado in the background.

The classic view of Corcovado and Sugarloaf.

This photo is a little more recent. I took it when Itá and I were in Rio in 2000. Taken from the Niteroi side of the bay, it remains my all-time favorite shot of Rio…mostly because of the lovely model in the foreground!

You can see all the pictures in this set here.


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