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OLD  PHOTOS:

THE MANOR HOUSE: 

Manor House – beginning of last century – photo 1

Manor House – beginning of last century – photo 1a

Manor House and Cabritos’ (Goats’) Hill – around 1940 – photo 3

Stairway in marble with wrought iron handrails (still preserved) – photo 4

View from the manor house porch, featuring the garden gate and the main access alley – photo 5

Entrance hall – canape and antique pianos – photo 6

THE MANOR HOUSE ENVIRONS:

Parasiticide cattle-dipping tank and ox cart – photo 7 

Snooker Bar in 1960 – photo 8

The old swimming pool, with no tiles and surrounded by a wire fence – 1960 – photo 9

Paulo Villa-Forte trying to impress guests in 1957 – photo 10

Duck raiser – around 1958 – photo 11

Washerwomen’s tank and wooden bridge – main entrance – 1960 – photo 12

Nostalgic “Maloca”, the most popular nightclub in the region around the  1960's – photo 13

VISTAS:

View from Cabritos’ Hill – to the left, the coffee mill; in the background, the 1200 m long landing field – around 1950 – photo 14

Aerial view – 1938 photo 14a

View of the corral, the first apartment wings and the manor house in the background. In place of the swimming pool, an old volleyball court – 1948 – photo 15

Grass-grazing sheep at the landing field - 1955 - photo 16

Lawn by the main road, where now stand the volleyball courts and the society soccer field - 1960 - photo 17

Engenheiro Passos train station - 1958 - photo 18

FAMILY PHOTOS:

Great grandfather Mé (Gabriel Francisco de Mé Junqueira) in 1907 -
everything started with him - photo 19

Grandpa Admiral and grandma Dalila - Villa-Forte`s first generation - 1920 - photo 20

Back row, from left to right, Dhyla, Haydée, Yvonne and Newton. Front row: Lygia, Mãezinha (granny Dalila), grandfather Villa-Forte, José, Nelson and Paulo - photo 21

The eight brothers and sisters - Villa-Forte`s second generation in 1938 - photo 22

Brothers and sisters at the main house stairway in 1976 - photo 22a

MISCELLANEOUS:

Paraíba do Sul river and the "Paredão" (a high, steep, rocky river bank) - photo 23

Map of Boa Vista Farm, today Villa-Forte - 1890 - photo 24

Press clipping from "Vida Doméstica" magazine #1, year 1933 - photo 25

Press clipping from "Vida Doméstica" magazine #2, year 1933 - photo 26

Christmas card - year 1919 - photo 27

       

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