If You Thought Brazil Was A Poverty Stricken, Despicable Land In The 1950s, You Probably Should See This

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11:00 am 11 Jun, 2014

Brazil is a beautiful country, and not for the samba alone. It is indeed a scenic nation with a surging economy and amazing culture. But many believe that the popularity of Brazil as a tourist destination is a latest phenomenon and whatever progress the South American country has made has been in the recent decades. No doubt it is a wrong assumption as the images below prove.

1. The lights of 50s

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2. Sao Paulo, Brazil, 1957

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3. 1904 wood burner on the Belem-Braganca in the 1950s

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4. Amazon rain forest and the Manaus river

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5. Brazil, 1957

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6. Another scene in Brazil, 1957

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7. Peixoto, a dam, was built on Rio Grande

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8. Children watching a fishing net, 1957


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9. Rio beach, 1957

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10. The Brazil of 1957

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11. Old Capital of Salvador, north of Rio

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12. Picking cotton, 1957

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13. Territory of the state of Parana

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14. Brasilia

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15. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1957

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Source: The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images

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