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Two autographed photographs of Maracanã (1948 or 1949)

Two autographed photographs of Maracanã (1948 or 1949)

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Two photographs of the legendary Maracanã stadium, under construction, with the autographs of the engineer and the mayor of the time.

  • Two photographs of the Maracanã stadium under construction, one signed by one of the main engineers (not yet identified) and the other by the mayor of Rio de Janeiro at the time (1947 - 1951) Angelo Mendês de Morais.
  • 17.5 cm x 12.8 cm, each.
  • 1948 or 1949.
  • Excellent condition, each photograph has two perforations that do not damage the images or signatures.
  • Unique set.

The Maracanã Stadium, in Rio de Janeiro, is one of the largest football stadiums in the world and was opened in 1950 for that year's World Cup. Since then, the legendary Maracanã has been used for great sporting and cultural moments and has become one of the symbols of Brazil and Rio de Janeiro, like Christ the Rendedor , Sugarloaf Mountain or Copacabana beach. It hosted the 2014 World Cup final and the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2016 Olympic Games.

The works began in 1948 and lasted until 1950, with a second phase until 1965. 500 thousand bags of cement, 10 thousand tons of iron, 80 thousand cubic meters of concrete, 650 thousand square meters of wood, 45 thousand square meters of sand, 138 million cubic meters of landfill, among others. 40 thousand trucks were used and there were almost 8 million hours of uninterrupted work.

Old photographs of Maracanã, signed by personalities, are very rare and are in growing demand in the market, due to recent events, the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics.

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