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GREETINGS FROM BRASIL:
THE POSTCARD IN BRAZIL

A Portrait of Brazilian Cities
Carlos Cornejo e João Emilio Gerodetti

This old market on bustling Praça Cayru, at the foot of the Elevador Lacerda, resembled a true Arabian bazaar: everything was for sale - handicrafts, nets, baskets, amulets, fruit, vegetables, spices, and Candomblé objects. Inaugurated in 1909, during renovation of the Cidade Baixa, the market was destroyed by fire in 1969. A year later, a new Mercado Modelo was set up in the Alfândega (Customhouse) building, located on the same square and dating from 1861.