|Title:||Photographs of Brazil in the 1930s|
|Quantity:||0.2 Linear feet (1 half box)|
Brazil underwent massive changes in 1930, as Getúlio Dornelles Vargas began governing the country. The Brazilian Revolution of 1930 began the Vargas Era. Vargas was given power by a provisional miliary junta as he was the recognized leader of the revolutionary movement that overthrew the Old Republic. Although initially Vargas ruled with a new Constitution, he eventually shut down Congress and became a dictator. During the 1930s, Vargas suppressed communist actors in Brazil and much of the law and government seemed influenced by fascism.
The collection consists of 138 photographs and 38 postcards of Brazil. Many of the photographs seem to have been taken in the area of the state of PiauiÌ�. The images show views of individuals and groups, buildings, rivers, landscapes, transportation, villages, and village life. There is also one image depicting armed men involved in the 1930 revolution. The postcards show people, places, flora, and fauna.
Photographs of Brazil in the 1930s. MS 3391. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.