Municipal Theater, Sao Paulo, Brazil

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Sao Paulo (sou pou´ l) is the capital of a state in Brazil of the same name. It is 220 miles southwest of Rio de Janeiro (r´ d zhä-n´ r), and 28 miles northwest of its port, Santos (sän´ tsh). Most of the industries of the city are connected with the chief product of the country; namely, coffee. The city is connected by railroad with Santos, and with cities up and down the coast, including Rio de Janeiro. Moreover, a network of railroads coming from the interior, connect the city with the coffee towns and plantations hundreds of miles inland. If you were in Sao Paulo you might think from the appearance of the town that you were in the United States. The city is modern. It has street railways and is lighted by electricity, and its buildings compare favorably with those of our modern cities. One of its most magnificent structures is the Palace of Ypiringa, erected in memory of the Brazilian declaration of independence. Another of its beautiful buildings, the Municipal Theater, is here shown. There are few theaters in the United States that equal this in its beauty and in its accommodations. You will notice that the grounds about it are beautifully laid out, and well kept. While Sao Paulo owes its prosperity to its coffee, its healthful location also has much to do with its well-being. It is situated on a plateau 2,460 feet above sea level, and its water supply is excellent. At one time it was a hotbed of fevers, but a modern drainage system has made it a healthful spot. How would you like to go to a school that was housed in a building almost 400 years old? That is what you could do if you lived in Sao Paulo. An old Jesuit convent, built in 1552, has been made into a modern high-school building. Keystone ID: 21848 Note: All titles, descriptions, and location coordinates are from the original Keystone Slide documentation as supplied by the Keystone View Company. No text has been edited or changed.
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