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Business card with two signatures by Getúlio Vargas (1948)

Business card with two signatures by Getúlio Vargas (1948)

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In 1948, former and future President Getúlio Vargas signs a double autograph on his business card.

Autographs by Getúlio Vargas for Hamilton Rodrigues. In Portuguese. 9.8cm x 5.7cm. August 1948, no indication of location. Perfect state. Single piece.

At the head of Brazil since 1930, President Getúlio Vargas (1882 - 1954) was removed from power by the military in 1945. After having been a senator during the reign of General Gaspar Dutra, Vargas returned to the position of candidate of the Workers' Party in the election Presidential on October 3, 1950. He then won victory over his most serious rival, General Eduardo Gomes, of the National Democratic Union.

The elected president ruled from the left and had several reforms adopted, including the nationalization of the oil industry in 1953. However, the economic situation in Brazil, tensions with the Army and the outbreak of the “Carlos Lacerda” case, in which Vargas would be involved , put him in a difficult position. These events led to the President's suicide on August 24, 1954. The elections held in October 1955 resulted in the victory of Juscelino Kubitschek, a Vargas supporter.

After being deposed by the military in 1945, Vargas was elected to the Senate, but troubled by various accusations from the opposition, he decided to return to his hometown, at Fazenda do Itu, far from politics. It was there that he gradually demonstrated his intention to return to the presidency of the republic as "leader of the masses". It was also at that time that he autographed this rare business card for a stranger, perhaps one of the supporters who wanted to know “what was going on in the head of the labor leader from Rio Grande do Sul”?

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