SPORTS AND PASTIMES OF ALL NATIONS
#25 - BRAZIL
Size: 3" x 5"
Lithographer: Kaufmann & Strauss
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YOUR COFFEE AT HOME
is the most important country of
South America. Its inhabitants
are the descendants of the
Spanish, a large proportion of
Negros and a still greater
percentage of Indians. The three
races live together very
amicably, the two latter
recognizing the supremacy of the
former. The whites are a
pleasure-loving and easy-going
people. They are picturesque,
fiery in temper, but generous in
disposition and manners.
Brazilians love fire works. In
pyrotechnics their native artists
are equal to those of any
country. While they excel in
staple displays they have a
variety of them not to be seen
anywhere else. But it is in the
representation of the human
figure which is to surmount each
display and in the movements
imparted to them, that their
excellence as artists is most
strikingly shown. These figures
are so well made that they might
be taken for living individuals.
the eve of what corresponds with
our Hallowe'en, all sorts of rude
sports are indulged in by the
children. Many of these are
familiar in our land; but some
are reprehensible. The imps who
enjoy great immunity on this
occasion, procure great syringes,
these they fill with water, not
always over-clean, and squirt on
passersby. On a par with this is
the throwing of starch balls on
the well-clad who may pass near
where these mischievous urchins
may be concealed.
dancing of the negros is a
feature of lower life in Brazil.
It is grotesque and eccentric as
negro dancing is wont to be.
These negroes work hard and
dancing is their relaxation. They
gather in their small cabins and
to the music of a solitary fiddle
or accordeon, they shuffle
through half the night.
the boar, tapir or wild ox is the
great field sport of the
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