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SHIPS AND PORTS OF BRAZIL
In Postcards and Souvenir Albums
João Emílio Gerodetti and Carlos Cornejo

European emigrant families bound for Brazil. This photograph was taken on August 17, 1922, as the Hamburg-Süd steamer Madeira called at Tenerife, Canary Islands. Built in 1900 as the Cap Verde, this ship was seized by Great Britain in 1919 as war reparation. Hamburg-Süd regained possession in 1922 and renamed her the Madeira. The ship could carry 80 passengers in first class and 500 in steerage. In 1925 she was sold to Lloyd Brasileiro and, under the name Raul Soares, sailed for this company until 1964.