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|Company: Contemporary Works / Vintage Works, Ltd.|
258 Inverness Circle
Chalfont, Pennsylvania 18914 USA
Contact: Alex Novak and Marthe Smith
Ref.#: 7363Price: $750
Medium: AutochromeMount: in glass mountPhoto Date: 1910cPrint Date: 1910cDimensions: 7 x 5-1/8 in. (178 x 130 mm)Photo Country: BrazilPhotographer Country: Brazil
Perhaps one of the first color photographs taken in Brazil or South America. Petropolis is a summer hill resort and industrial city, 42 miles north of Rio. Petropolis is reached by bus along a steep, scenic mountain road, one of the most beautiful drives in Brazil. It stands at 2,654 feet in the Serra da Estrela range of mountains in the Serra do Mar. The city is referred to as Imperial City, a name given to it in 1981. The last Emperor of Brazil had his summer palace here, and it is still preserved and open for viewing as a museum. It is also nicknamed City of Hydrangeas because of the abundance of these flowers there. For some 80 years, Petropolis was the summer capital of Brazil, which resulted in a wealth of architecture and a noble atmosphere, which remains in the city to this day. The image was reportedly taken by a doctor from Rio de Janero.Shipping and insurance costs will be added to the price and must be paid for by the buyer. Pennsylvania buyers must pay appropriate local sales tax. International clients are responsible for their VAT and other custom's oriented charges.