New York State Archives, NYSA_A3045-78_A3998
Two riders with packs on a bullock and a small horse in the State of Bahia, Brazil, 1915.
What form of transportation is being used by the men in this photograph?
What forms of transportation were used in the United States in 1915?
Why do you think these men are using this mode of transportation?
Do you think these men are rich or poor? Why do you think so?
What do you think these men do for a living?
Most Bahians are of Indian, African, or European descent, or a combination. From which culture/s do you think these men come?
Was this photograph taken in a rural or urban place? Why do you think so?
Research slavery in Brazil. When did it begin, and when did it end? Why were slaves used in Brazil? Which people were used as slaves? How did slavery change Brazil?
Science: What is the climate like in Bahia? Are the animals in this photograph native to Brazil?
English Language Arts: Many famous Brazilian writers came from Bahia. Who are some of Brazil's famous authors, and what did they write? What percentage of Brazilians today can read?
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