Views of the Estrada de Ferro Madeira e Mamoré Amazonas & Matto Grosso, Brazil S.A.

Collection Data

Views of the Estrada de Ferro Madeira e Mamore Amazonas & Matta Grosso, Brazil S.A. (created 1909-1912), from the Photography Collection, is an original scrapbook compiled by men who built a railroad through nearly impenetrable rainforest, at great cost in human life. The pictures here evoke heat, danger and drudgery, albeit within a landscape of mystery and great beauty.
Merrill, D. B. (Dana B.) (Photographer)
Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1909 - 1912
Library locations
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Photography Collection
Shelf locator: MFZ+++ (Merrill) 81-795
Railroad construction & maintenance
Brazil -- Indigenous peoples
Content: Album of 7 cyanotypes 115 x 168 mm and 256 gelatin silver prints, some of oval format, from 45 x 90 mm to 120 x 170 mm, 2 gelatin silver multi-print panoramic views 110 x 410 mm and 110 x 330 mm, dry-mounted on gray mounts in library binding. Most prints numbered in negative, some titled in ink on mount. Plates numbered in pencil on mount.
Acquisition: Gift of Dr. Groesbeck Walsh, 1939
Physical Description
Extent: [58], 64 p. : chiefly ill. ; 36 x 58 cm.
Type of Resource
Still image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b10699145
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 5249a940-c6d2-012f-fda1-58d385a7bc34
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