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GREETINGS FROM BRASIL:
THE POSTCARD IN BRAZIL

A Portrait of Brazilian Cities
Carlos Cornejo e João Emilio Gerodetti

Maceió locals pose on the corner of Rua 2 de Dezembro and Rua do Imperador. The Correio  (Post Office)  building,  seen at left,   now houses  the  Delegacia  do Ministério da Fazenda (Ministry of Finance Office). The steep street at right, Ladeira do Farol,   present-day  Ladeira Eutáquio Gomes de Melo,  leads  to  the  Farol  de Maceió  (Maceió Lighthouse),  at top-right. On December 2, 1851, the lighthouse’s foundation stone was laid, but a century later, on April 15, 1952, structural fissures mandated that the building’s demolition begin. Plans have been made to reconstruct the lighthouse near present-day Praça Dom Ranulpho.  Watercolors enhanced this circa-1915 picture postcard.