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[Photograph album of city and landscape views of Brazil]

Label
[Photograph album of city and landscape views of Brazil]
Title
[Photograph album of city and landscape views of Brazil]
Title variation
Brazil
Contributor
Photographer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Album of photographs of cities and landscapes of Brazil from 1890-1910, including 23 large-format photographs, two signed by the Gaensly & Lindemann studio of Guilherme Gaensly and Rodolfo Lindemann.
Biographical or historical data
According to John Hannavy's Encyclopedia of Nineteenth-Century Photography (New York: Routledge, 2008, page 565), Wilhelm Gaensly, one of Brazil's most celebrated landscape photographers, was born in the Swiss town of Felben-Wellhausen, but moved with his mother to Bahia, Brazil in 1848, where they joined a community of Swiss immigrants. After studying with established photographers such as Albert Henschel, Waldemar Lange, and Joseph Schleier, he established his own studio at No. 1, Ladeira de São Bento in Bahía, winning acclaim for his large collection of views of Bahía, and many gold medals at various exhibitions. In 1882, Gaensly went into partnership with his brother-in-law Rudolf Lindemann, and the firm became known as "Gaensly & Lindemann." Gaensly moved to Sao Paulo in 1894 to set up a second studio, leaving Lindemann behind to manage the Bahia studio. For almost twenty years, Gaensly worked extensively for the Sao Paulo Tramway Light and Power Company, and for various government agencies. When his partnership with Lindemann ended in 1900, Gaensly continued to work as "Photographia Gaensly." His photographs of the fishermen's huts and canoes on the outskirts of Bahia are famous for their beauty. He also photographed the British Church in Bahia, the first Protestant church there, a historic building which was demolished in 1975.
Cataloging source
CLU
Characteristic
picture
Summary expansion
The album, purchased from a Glasgow stationer, and perhaps compiled by a Scottish Presbyterian missionary to Brazil, contains photographs of many different Brazilian cities, documenting their streets, civic and commercial buildings, churches, residences, public parks and botanical gardens, municipal waterworks, trolley cars, and railroads: Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Pernambuco (Recife), Bahía (Salvador de Bahía), and Porto Alegre. Also included are photos of the states of Pará, and Paraná. Outside the cities, the photographer has captured views of the countryside and jungle, including rivers--the Tocantins, the São João--waterfalls, fishing boats and ferries, and dense jungles of ferns, coconut palms, and bamboo, and the curious rock formations of Vila Velha. The photos of native peoples such as the Amazonian Indians, and the Gavião or Urubu Kaapor Indians, as well as Brazilian blacks, posing in front of their mud and thatch huts, and selling water, pineapples, bananas, and bread in the streets and open air markets. There are some excellent images of Guarani Indians in full war costume, wearing bracelets and necklaces made of human teeth, and Gavião Indians, some wearing feather headresses, others clothed in straw costumes and towering straw and feather headresses. Also included are photos of churches in various cities: Penha Church in Pernambuco; the Italian church and the English church in Bahía, and a large Italianate church in Pará. In Novo Friburgo, near Rio, a small house with elaborate gingerbread work is identified as the house of Rev. Dr. Kyle; Rev. John M. Kyle and his wife served as missionaries to Brazil for the Presbyterian Church in America, in the 1880s and 1890s, and were posted to Novo Friburgo in 1891. There also two spectacular large photographs of the São Paulo Railway, a privately owned British railway company which operated the route from the seaport of Santos via São Paulo to Jundiaí. Although only two of the large photographs are signed "Gaensly & Lindemann," with their studio address at Rua 15 de Novembro in São Paulo, many others in the album, including the two three-part city panoramas of Porto Alegre and São Paulo, also appear to be the work of the Swiss-born Brazilian photographer Guilherme Gaensly who opened a studio in Sao Paulo in 1894. Some of the smaller photographs may have been taken by the amateur photographer who compiled the album
Technique
not applicable
Label
[Photograph album of city and landscape views of Brazil]
Link
http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/c8cc15dj/
Instantiates
Production
Note
  • Title supplied by cataloger
  • Cover title: Brazil
  • Range of dates based on photographer's dates and other historical references
  • Large photographs (23 x 29.5 cm) are mounted to rectos and versos of 33 leaves of heavy white cardboard, one to a page; smaller photographs (13 x 18 cm or smaller) are mounted two, three, or five to a page; two photographic panoramas, one of Porto Alegre (12 x 62 cm), and one of São Paulo (21 x 80 cm) are folded into segments, each panorama mounted across two facing pages so it can be unfolded to its full extension; each photograph has detailed caption added in pen; last four leaves are blank
  • Bound in brown grained leather covers; gold-stamped cover title in gold; inner gilt dentelles; gray, green, and white glossy marbled endpapers; stationer's name "A. Duthie. Glasgow" stamped in lower right corner of front pastedown
  • Part of the Photograph Album Collection (Collection 94) in Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA
  • For additional information on the photographs of Guilherme Gaensley, see Boris Kossoy. São Paulo, 1900: imagens de Guilherme Gaensly, análise e interpretação de Boris Kossoy. São Paulo: Companhia Brasileira de Projetos e Obras: Livraria Kosmos Editora, 1988
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
still image
Content type code
sti
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
28 x 38 cm (album)
Extent
1 album (146 photographic prints)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
  • Spec. Coll. copy: in modern beige cloth clamshell case. Purchase,
  • Spec. Coll. copy: in modern beige cloth clamshell case, with spine label "Brazil Photograph Album."
Other physical details
albumen
Primary support material
paper
Secondary support material
paper
Specific material designation
photoprint
System control number
  • (OCoLC)320054274
  • ucoclc320054274
Label
[Photograph album of city and landscape views of Brazil]
Link
http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/c8cc15dj/
Production
Note
  • Title supplied by cataloger
  • Cover title: Brazil
  • Range of dates based on photographer's dates and other historical references
  • Large photographs (23 x 29.5 cm) are mounted to rectos and versos of 33 leaves of heavy white cardboard, one to a page; smaller photographs (13 x 18 cm or smaller) are mounted two, three, or five to a page; two photographic panoramas, one of Porto Alegre (12 x 62 cm), and one of São Paulo (21 x 80 cm) are folded into segments, each panorama mounted across two facing pages so it can be unfolded to its full extension; each photograph has detailed caption added in pen; last four leaves are blank
  • Bound in brown grained leather covers; gold-stamped cover title in gold; inner gilt dentelles; gray, green, and white glossy marbled endpapers; stationer's name "A. Duthie. Glasgow" stamped in lower right corner of front pastedown
  • Part of the Photograph Album Collection (Collection 94) in Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA
  • For additional information on the photographs of Guilherme Gaensley, see Boris Kossoy. São Paulo, 1900: imagens de Guilherme Gaensly, análise e interpretação de Boris Kossoy. São Paulo: Companhia Brasileira de Projetos e Obras: Livraria Kosmos Editora, 1988
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
still image
Content type code
sti
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
28 x 38 cm (album)
Extent
1 album (146 photographic prints)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
  • Spec. Coll. copy: in modern beige cloth clamshell case. Purchase,
  • Spec. Coll. copy: in modern beige cloth clamshell case, with spine label "Brazil Photograph Album."
Other physical details
albumen
Primary support material
paper
Secondary support material
paper
Specific material designation
photoprint
System control number
  • (OCoLC)320054274
  • ucoclc320054274

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