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Ponta do Sol Parish and Municipality. The Church tower of Nossa Senhora da Luz can be seen in the center, which was built in the late 15th century. | Later 1930. Credits: Museu de Fotografia da...

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill (1874-1965) British politician and statesman, who was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (between 1940 -1945 and between 1951-1955). He was also a...

The “old” year is personified by the boy Vicente Ângelo Gomes da Silva who was, in his adult life, photographer and manager of Photographia Vicente, and the “new” year is represented by his half...

Irish writer awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature (1925). He was also a journalist, essayist, novelist and playwright, and his play "Pygmalion" adapted for a film in 1938, was awarded the...

The director of “Diário da Madeira”, Major João dos Reis Gomes, launched the challenge for these celebrations in 1921, which began on December 29, 1922 and ended on January 4, 1923, with the parade...

Where today is the permanent exhibition (landscape section) of the Madeira Photography Museum - Atelier Vicente’s | First quarter of the 20th century. Credits: Museu de Fotografia da Madeira -...

Princess of Bavaria, Empress of Austria and Queen of Hungary and Bohemia (b. Munich, 12/24/1837; d. Geneva, 9/9/1898), She was the wife of the Emperor of Austria Francisco José I (1830-1916) and was...

Sé, Funchal Municipality. On the left, a cluster of people can be seen in front of the old Reid's Carmo Hotel, where the “Grémio dos Insdustriais de Bordados da Madeira” also worked and adjoins...

Today, counting 82 years on the inauguration of radiotelephone communications between the Portugal Continent and Funchal. The “Companhia Portuguesa Rádio Marconi”, formed from a concession contract...

In an unidentified place | No date. Credits: Museu de Fotografia da Madeira - Atelier Vicente's. ALVARO NASCIMENTO FIGUEIRA17.5 x 11.7 cm | Simple negative | Silver salt gelatinMFM-AV, Inv....

Professional and recreational collectivity, founded on December 8, 1898, with the objective of defending the class of employees of commerce interests and also, promoting cultural actions. It was...

São Pedro Parish, Funchal Municipality. To the left of Joaquim de Abreu's "Relojoaria Internacional” store, is “Rua da Carreira” and to the right is “Rua das Pretas”. On this street is “Caixa...

At an unknown place on Madeira Island | second half 19th century.  Credits: Museu de Fotografia da Madeira - Atelier Vicente's. PHOTOGRAPHIA VICENTE8.2 x 17 cm | Stereoscopic negative,...

Today, 104 years have passed since the attack by the German submarine S.M. U-38 on the anchorage and the city of Funchal, following the First World War. At about 8:30 am on Sunday, December 3, 1916,...

Sailing along the coast of Madeira Island.    Credits: Museu de Fotografia da Madeira - Atelier Vicente's.  PHOTOGRAPHIA VICENTE9 x 12 cm | Simple negative, glass | Silver salt...

Madeiran lawyer and politician, who chaired the Funchal City Council and who was substitute civil governor, to speak during the celebrations of the 1st of December, at “Avenida Arriaga”, Freguesia...

On the road to Calheta, Parish and Municipality of Porto Santo. In the background, several houses with dirt hall land cover and a windmill | Before 1905.  Credits: Museu de Fotografia da...

Portuguese shoe company advertising campaign by "Atlas", which opened a branch in Madeira in 1935, at “Rua João Tavira”, Parish of Sé, Funchal | Mid 30s, 20th century.  Credits: Museu de...

On this day, 136 years ago, the Italian brig “Torquato” ran aground next to São Lázaro beach (parish of Sé, Funchal). The 325-ton vessel built in 1863 and which was commanded by Captain Giovanni,...

3rd Viscount and 1st Count of “Torre Bela”, (b. Monte, 25-11-1829; d. Funchal, 6-4-1906) diplomat and patent photographer in our permanentexhibition. British subject and Commander of “Nossa...

Today, 80 years have passed since the inauguration of Mercado dos Lavradores. This building is one of the municipal government of Fernão de Ornelas (between 1935 and 1946) reference works, designed...

View of Porto da Cruz from the Massapez road, Machico | Second half of the 19th century.  Credits: Museu de Fotografia da Madeira - Atelier Vicente's. PHOTOGRAPHIA VICENTE  20.3 x...

124th Christmas birthday (b. São Vicente, 11/20/1896, d. 01/24/1987), pedagogue and secondary school teacher. He was also a militia officer in the Portuguese Expeditionary Corps Artillery in France,...

World Day in Memory of the Traffic Accidents Victims, marked with two images from “Foto Figueiras”.  Credits: Museu de Fotografia da Madeira - Atelier Vicente's.    FOTO...

Carlo de Bianchi (b. Funchal, 11/17/1834; d. Funchal, 6/2/1910). He was the son of João António Bianchi (from Lombardy) and D. Nicoleta (from Genoa) and was married to D. Ana Velosa Castelo Branco,...

Accompanied by another lady, sitting in a oxen cart, next to "Reid's Santa Clara Hotel", on the sidewalk of Santa Clara, Funchal | Between 1879 and 1903. Credits: Museu de Fotografia da Madeira -...

In an unidentified location | before 1928.  Credits: Museu de Fotografia da Madeira - Atelier Vicente's.  JOÃO BIANCHI (VISCONDE DE VALE PARAÍSO) 10.7 x 8.2 cm | Simple negative,...

Today marks the 140th anniversary of Morgado das Cruzes death, Nuno da Câmara Leme do Carvalhal Esmeraldo Lomelino (b. 30/05/1813, d. 12/11/1880). He was substitute civil governor of the District of...

 Small set of images of the São Martinho church, Funchal, captured in the last century, in the 1930s. This liturgical celebration celebrated in honor of “Martinho de Tours”, marks the date...

 On a stream in an unknown location on Madeira Island | Second half of the 19th century. Credits: Museu de Fotografia da Madeira - Atelier Vicente´s.  PHOTOGRAPHIA VICENTE 16.5 x 21.6...

From the Princess D. Maria Amélia hospice, where you can see the fort of São João Baptista and the “Fábrica de São João” | Between 1889 and 1892. Credits: Museu de Fotografia da Madeira - Atelier...

 It crosses “Rua do Príncipe” (currently Rua 5 de Outubro), in the parish of Sé, Funchal. In the foreground, on the right, there is an oil lamp affixed to the commercial store "Bazar do Povo."...

Over the Ribeira do Inferno, the boundary line between São Vicente and Porto Moniz municipalities. | Not dated.  Credits: Museu de Fotografia da Madeira - Atelier...

Funchal, at the beach. Credits: Museu de Fotografia da Madeira - Atelier Vicente's.  ALEXANDER LAMONT HENDERSON 8.2 x 16.4 cm | Panoramic slide, glass | Silver salt...

In the square of “Campo Almirante Reis”, Parish of Santa Maria Maior, Municipality of Funchal | Not dated.  Credits: Museu de Fotografia da Madeira - Atelier Vicente's. ÁLVARO NASCIMENTO...

Machico Parish and Municipality | Before 1895.  Credits: Museu de Fotografia da Madeira - Atelier Vicente's.  ALOÍSIO CÉSAR DE BETTENCOURT 12.7 x 19 cm | Simple negative, glass |...

“Marquês do Funchal” street. In the background, the bridge and “Rua do Bom Jesus” | After 1946. Credits: Museu de Fotografia da Madeira - Atelier Vicente's.  PHOTOGRAPHIA VICENTE6.1 x...

Before 1905. Image captured by Joaquim Augusto de Sousa. Credits: Museu de Fotografia da Madeira - Atelier Vicente's.  JOAQUIM AUGUSTO DE SOUSA16.5 x 12 cm | Simple negative, glass | Silver...

“Praça Dr. João Abel de Freitas” and “Rua 17 de Junho”, 1876, Parish and Municipality of Santa Cruz. Credits: Museu de Fotografia da Madeira - Atelier Vicente's.  CHARLES COURTENAY SHAW10.7 x...

Precisely 124 years ago, the Italian brig "Renné Adrienne" ran aground near the wall of the “Pontinha” road, parish of Sé, due to the storm that occurred on October 26, 1896.  Credits: Museu...

Current “Rua Dr. Fernão de Ornelas”, at the intersection with “Rua 31 de Janeiro”, Freguesia da Sé, Funchal municipality. In the foreground, you can see the Bettencourt bridge | Between 1930 and...

Santana Municipality | Second half of the 20th century.  Credits: Museu de Fotografia da Madeira - Atelier Vicente's.  PHOTOGRAPHIA VICENTE 20.3 x 25.4 cm | Simple negative, glass |...

Transported in nets, on a walk to Rabaçal, Municipality of Calheta.  Credits: Museu de Fotografia da Madeira - Atelier Vicente´s PERESTRELLOS PHOTOGRAPHOS17.9 x 23.9 cm | Simple negative,...

 At “Ribeiro do Pomarinho”, Rabaçal, Calheta | before 1895.   Credits: Museu de Fotografia da Madeira - Atelier Vicente´s. ALOÍSIO CÉSAR DE BETTENCOURT16.4 x 21.5 cm | Simple...

“Quinta do Serrado das Ameixieira” or “Quinta Acciaiuolli”. Santo da Serra, Santa Cruz | After 1930. Credits: Museu de Fotografia da Madeira - Atelier Vicente's.  PHOTO...

Parish of “São Pedro”, Funchal. In the background, the tower of the church of “São Pedro”.  Credits: Museu de Fotografia da Madeira - Atelier Vicente's. PERESTRELLOS PHOTOGRAPHOS6.3 x 6.1...

PHOTOGRAPHIA VICENTES Simple negative, glass | Gelatin and silver salts MFM-AV, Inv. VIC / 2624 Credits: Museu de Fotografia da Madeira - Atelier Vicente´s. 

136th Birthday of Alberto Camacho Brandão (b. Angra do Heroísmo, Azores, 10/12/1884; d. Funchal, 6/20/1945) military and photographer in the permanent exhibition of the Madeira Photography Museum...

Swiss Civil Engineer René Masset (1855-1909). Born in Serrière, near Neuchâtel, he studied in Genoa and later joined the Zurich Polytechnic School, where he graduated in civil engineering...

Francisco Franco de Sousa (b. Funchal, 10/9/1885; d. Lisbon 15/2/1955), Madeiran sculptor of great national and international expression, member of the “Academia Nacional de Belas-Artes” and one...

Standing in front of a traditional “Santana” house, built in wood and thatched roof with three waters.Credits: Museu de Fotografia da Madeira - Atelier Vicente's. PHOTO FIGUEIRAS10 x 15 cm |...

JOÃO BIANCHI | Between 1897 and beginning of the 20th century. Credits: Museu de Fotografia da Madeira - Atelier Vicente's. 8.2 x 16.4 cm | Stereoscopic negative, glass | Gelatin and silver...

Amália Rodrigues (1920-1999), actress and “fado” singer, the ultimate icon of Portuguese music. In this image, captured by Perestrellos Photographos 70 years ago, it is possible to observe Amália in...

The Day of the Implantation of the Republic is marked with a portrait of a group of Republicans including Manuel de Arriaga, during his second visit to Madeira.Manuel José de Arriaga Brum da...

Son of the photographer Manuel Augusto de Sousa. Créditos: Museu de Fotografia da Madeira - Atelier Vicente´s.  JOAQUIM AUGUSTO DE SOUSA | Before 1897.16.5 x 11.9 cm | Simple negative,...

The harp, which dates back to classical antiquity, is the oldest stringed musical instrument and probably originates from the hunting bow. Used extensively in classical music, it was very popular...

Portrait of a girl dressed with a regional Madeiran costume | 1885-09-10.  Credits: Museu de Fotografia da Madeira - Atelier Vicente's.   PHOTOGRAPHIA VICENTE10.5 x 8 cm | Simple glass...

At an unidentified rural area | Before 1905.  Credits: Museu de Fotografia da Madeira - Atelier Vicente's. JOAQUIM AUGUSTO DE SOUSA11.9 x 8.9 cm | Simple glass negative | Gelatin and...

Captured from the “D. Maria Pia” theater (current “Teatro Municipal Baltazar Dias”). In the center is the bandstand now repositioned in “Câmara de Lobos”, and on the right hand side, at the far...

So named because it was probably the residence of the Cathedral’s (“Sé”) canons. The “murça” is a short cloak, worn by some clergy of the Catholic Church, and that covers the shoulders, part of...

163th Birthday of Vicente Gomes da Silva, Jr. (b. Funchal, 23/09/1857; d. Funchal, 30/05/1933), photographer and businessman, son of Vicente Gomes da Silva (1827-1906), founder of Photographia...

Funchal Municipality | 1936.  Credits: Museu de Fotografia da Madeira - Atelier Vicente's.   PHOTO FIGUEIRAS 9.9 x 15.1 | Simple negative, film | Gelatin and silver saltsMFM-AV,...

In an unidentified place | Before 1928. Credits: Museu de Fotografia da Madeira - Atelier Vicente´s. JOÃO BIANCHI (Viscount of Vale Paraíso)Simple negative, glass | Gelatin and silver...

Peeling wicker, to be used in artifacts Credits: Museu de Fotografia da Madeira - Atelier Vicente's. 1. PERESTRELLOS PHOTOGRAPHOS17.8 x 23.5 | Simple negative, glass | Gelatin and silver...

From the company H. M. Borges Sucrs. Lda. | after 1926. Credits: Museu de Fotografia da Madeira - Atelier Vicente's.  PERESTRELLOS PHOTOGRAPHOS  12.9 x 17.8 cm | Simple negative,...

 Cargo truck filled with wine barrels, on Avenida Arriaga | after 1944. Credits: Museu de Fotografia da Madeira - Atelier Vicente's. PERESTRELLOS PHOTOGRAPHOS9.5 x 14.1 cm | Simple...

José Procópio Pereira Henriques de Freitas (b. Funchal 1913; d. Funchal 15-09-1975), portrait captured by “Photographia Vicentes” in 1923. Distinguished pianist, music teacher and concertist,...

1st Baron of Uzel (b. Funchal, 09/14/1839; d. 06/01/1903). He was the son of Margarida Uzel and Marcelino Ribeiro de Mendonça (b. Funchal, 04/18/1805; d. 08/05/1866) (among other positions he was...

In the transport of basket cars on the way to Monte, Parish of Monte, Funchal Municipality.  Credits: Museu de Fotografia da Madeira - Atelier Vicente's. JOAQUIM AUGUSTO DE SOUSA | Pre...

Embroidering sitting on the wall of an artificial lake, in an unidentified place, on the island of Madeira"| 1930-08-04. Credits: Museu de Fotografia da Madeira - Atelier...

Parish of Sé, Funchal Municipality | Between 1937 and 1949. Credits: Museu de Fotografia da Madeira - Atelier Vicente's. PERESTRELLOS PHOTOGRAPHOS9.9 x 15.1 | Simple negative, film | Gelatin...

Vicente Jorge Lopes Gomes da Silva (b. Funchal, 8 November 1945; d. 8 September 2020); journalist, politician, cinephile, Vicente Gomes da Silva, founder of Photographia Vicente.He was the son of...

At an unidentified place on the island of Madeira | S.d.Credits: Museu de Fotografia da Madeira - Atelier Vicente's.   PERESTRELLOS PHOTOGRAPHOS  23,8 x 17,8 | Simple Negative,...

Grape press in a traditional wine press, at an unidentified location | c.1933. Credits: Museu de Fotografia da Madeira - Atelier Vicente´s. 1. PERESTRELLOS PHOTOGRAPHOS 17.4 x 23.3 | Simple...

Artur da Silva Mendes Campos (b. Santa Luzia, 6/09/1943; d. 2/5/2020), Madeiran photographer who is incorporated in our collection.Artur Campos made a life path always linked to photography,...

With access door to its interior, in the parish of Campanário, municipality of Ribeira Brava. Credits: Photography Museum - Atelier Vicente's PERESTRELLOS PHOTOGRAPHOS 24 x 17.7 cm |...

Unidentified place | Mid 20th century.  PERESTRELLOS PHOTOGRAPHOS. Credits: Museu de Fotografia da Madeira - Atelier Vicente's.      17.8 x 12.8 cm | simple...

On a rural path, unidentified location | before 1928. Credits: Museu de Fotografia da Madeira - Atelier Vicente's. JOÃO BIANCHI 10.7 x 8.2 cm | Simple negative, Glass | Silver salt...

150th birthday of Leandro de Meneses Camacho (b. Porto da Cruz, September 1, 1870; d. Lisbon, May 1961), surgeon graduated from the Medical School of Funchal in 1896. He also studied law at the...

Seated by a watercourse | Before 1928. Credits: Museu de Fotografia da Madeira - Atelier Vicente's.    JOÃO BIANCHI 10.7 x 8.3 cm | simple negative, glass | gelatin and silver...

Inauguration of the 1st phase of construction work at Porto Santo Airport, which today marks its 60th anniversary. The contract began on September 28, 1959, with a project by Engineer Correia...

View over the village of São Vicente from the mouth of the river | No date. Credits: Museu de Fotografia da Madeira - Atelier Vicente's. PERESTRELLOS PHOTOGRAPHOS 9.7 x 15 cm | simple...

Near the market entrance D. Pedro V, Freguesia da Sé, Funchal | Between 1897 and 1905. Credits: Museu de Fotografia da Madeira - Atelier Vicente's.   RUSSEL MANNERS GORDON 8.2 x 10.7 cm |...

Accompanied by three girls, in the parish of Camacha, Santa Cruz | 1932. Credits: Museu de Fotografia da Madeira - Atelier Vicente's.   ÁLVARO NASCIMENTO FIGUEIRA 5,7 x 6,1 cm | negativo...

This past Sunday, the Madeiran photographer and filmmaker João Pestana would be 91 years old. João António Filipe Pestana (b. Funchal, August 23, 1929; d. December 15, 2017) left us an image...

Accompanied by three ladies | August 24, 1890.  Credits: Museu de Fotografia da Madeira - Atelier Vicente's.   PHOTOGRAPHIA VICENTE 7.9 x 5.4 cm | negative gelatin glass and silver...

Untitled. (1870-1889). Albumin proof (carte de visite). MFM - AV, inv. IVC / 7. Credits: Museu de Fotografia da Madeira - Atelier Vicente's.

Funchal, 1833 - Lisbon, 1898. Between 1852 and 1856, he attended a bookbinding course in Paris, offered by “Amélia de Leuchtenberg”, empress consort of Brazil, where he also have developed his first...

“Marmeleiros” street, parish of “Monte”, municipality of Funchal | 1939. Credits: Museu de Fotografia da Madeira - Atelier Vicente´s.     PHOTO FIGUEIRAS 9.9 x 14.9 | Simple...

 And beginning of “Rua do Conde de Carvalhal”, parish of “Santa Maria Maior”, municipality of Funchal | Post. 1937. Credits: Museu de Fotografia da Madeira - Atelier...

In Largo da Fonte, Monte parish, Funchal municipality | Between 1897 and 1928. Credits: Museu de Fotografia da Madeira - Atelier Vicente´s. VISCONDE DE VALE PARAÍSO. 8.2 x 16.4 | Stereoscopic...

JOAQUIM AUGUSTO DE SOUSA | View of “Ilheu da Cal” from “Ponta da Calheta”, parish and municipality of Porto Santo | Ant. 1905. Credits: Museu de Fotografia da Madeira - Atelier...

Francisca Josefa Luísa Augusta Maria Cristina Helena, 12 August 1872 - 8 December 1956 - Cousin of King George V of England (1865-1936) and one of the granddaughters of Queen Victoria of the...

PHOTO FIGUEIRAS | Group of canoeists in unidentified place | Post. 1950. Simple glass negative | Gelatin silver. MFM-AV, Inv. PHF/1681 and PHF/1683.  Créditos: Museu de...

The only and typical process of removing cruise ship from the water by means of a capstan or handheld “sarilho” was found in Caniçal. VALÉRIO PÈCURTO | Cabrestante a puxar barco no Caniçal, concelho...

1. ÁLVARO NASCIMENTO FIGUEIRA | Bathers diving on a platform in the bay of Funchal | Between 1936 and 1938. Simple glass negative | Gelatin silver. MFM-AV, Inv. ANF/101.  2. ÁLVARO...

The race was on June 26, 1965, starting at Avenida Arriaga, in front of Clube Sports Madeira. On the first day, the pilots traveled through the following itinerary: Funchal, Caniço, Águas Mansas,...

We highlight the images taken by “Photographia Vicente” of the MERCEDES BENZ 300 SLR W196 S (1955) car competition that was shown at the Daimler-Benz AG Funchal dealer, then located at 28 and 30...

In 1894 the “Atalhinho da Companhia do Caminho de Ferro do Monte” was inaugurated, located at 577 meters of altitude. The first steps for the construction of the rack railway were taken in 1886,...

Manuel Domingos de Gouveia e Freitas (b. Caniço, 08/04/1904; f. Funchal, 12/20/1973), professor, politician and journalist. He graduated from the former “Instituto Superior do Comércio de...

Dolores del Rio, stage name of Maria de los Dolores Asúnsolo López-Negrete (n. Victoria de Durango, Mexico, 08/03/1905; f. Newport Beach, USA, 04/11/1983), an internationally renowned actress,...

Eugénio do Nascimento Cotrim (1849-1937) posed at “Atelier Vicentes’s”, on the eve of his departure from Madeira. The renowned decorator and painter remained on the island between March 22 and...

JOAQUIM AUGUSTO DE SOUSA | Woman washing clothes on a river in an unidentified place | Before 1905. 1.9 x 8.9 cm | Simple negative, glass | Gelatin and silver salts. MFM-AV, Inv. JAS /...

The store “Casa Portugueza”, specialized in fabrics and then based in “Largo do Chafariz”, with the American Car trails visible in the foreground. It was owned by Alfredo Guilherme Rodrigues (n....

JOÃO BIANCHI (Viscount of Vale Paraíso) | Man with a bovine, in an unidentified location | Ant. 1928. 8.2 x 16.3 cm | Stereoscopic negative, Glass | Gelatin and silver salts. MFM-AV, Inv....

António Homem de Gouveia (n. Ponta do Pargo, 12/15/1869; f. Funchal, 07/29/1961), Canon of the Cathedral of Funchal, Professor, journalist, speaker and politician. He attended the Seminary of the...

The first record on the banana of Madeira is from 1552. Nobody knows for sure when this culture started. From the 17th century, the fame of banana of Madeira has spread throughout Europe,...

We have associated ourselves with the World Day for the Conservation of Nature with an image of a natural environment in Madeira, captured by Joaquim Augusto de Sousa (1853–1905).This anniversary,...

Unknown Author | Pico Grande, Curral das Freiras, Madeira. Original title: Peak of Grande Coralle | Between 1856-1873. Albumen print. MFM-AV, Inv. MVIC / 16.1  Credits: Museu de...

We have associated to the World Grandparents Day, with the portrait of the daughter of Isilda Perestrelo and Alberto Camacho Brandão, along with her maternal grandmother (Justina Augusta...

GINO ROMOLI | Guest at the bathing area of Reid’s Palace Hotel (now Belmond Reid's Palace), Funchal | Between the 1930s and 1950s. 9 x 12 cm | Simple glass negative | Gelatin silver MFM-AV,...

ALOÍSIO CÉSAR DE BETTENCOURT | Bridge over Machico’s brook | before 189512,7 x 19 cmcm | Simple glass negative | Gelatin silver MFM-AV, Inv. Credits: Museu de Fotografia da Madeira - Atelier...

Porto Santo Island | first half of the 20th century. Gino Romoli Fund.  Credits: Museu de Fotografia da Madeira - Atelier Vicente's. 13 x 18 cm | Simple Negative, Glass | Gelatin and...

Municipality of Santa Cruz. Detail of stereoscopic image, which was captured with a French-made Vérascope Breveté camera (produced between 1890 and 1930). On the first half of the 20th...

Portrait of a woman transporting land in a wheelbarrow at an unidentified location | Ant. 1928.  Credits: Museu de Fotografia da Madeira - Atelier Vicente's.  10.7 X 8.2 cm | Simple...

Group of men sawing a log in an unidentified location | Ant. 1905.  Credits: Museu de Fotografia da Madeira - Atelier Vicente's.   11.8 X 8.8 cm | Simple negative, film | Gelatin and...

On the left, you can see the building where the English consul Henry Veitch resided (current building of the Institute of Wine, Embroidery and Handicrafts of Madeira). On the walls of the river you...

Observing the Church of “Nossa Senhora da Conceição” in the center picture | Post. 1930.  Credits: Museu de Fotografia da Madeira - Atelier Vicente's. PHOTO FIGUEIRASSimple negative, Glass...

Amália da Piedade Rebordão Rodrigues (July 23, 1920 - October 6, 1999) – Portuguese fado singer and actress. The Madeira Photography Museum marks the centenary of the birth of this authentic...

Distinguished Madeiran physician-surgeon, was born in Funchal in 1870, left his name in the city toponymy, Dr. Acciaiuoli street and Dr. Acciaiuoli lane. He died at the age of 29 in the parish of...

151st birthday of João Anacleto Rodrigues (n. “Estreito de Câmara de Lobos”, 13-07-1869; f. Funchal, 29-08-1948), a prominent trader in the Madeiran society of his time, he was also na amateur...

Frederic Edwin Smith (1872-1930), Lord Birkenhead - British lawyer and politician. Crown Lawyer in 1915, Crown General Attorney between 1915 and 1919, Lord Chancellor of the United Kingdom between...

Image captured in 1952, by the Perestrellos Photographos studio, of the English actor in a tender boat with a “madeira” embroidery towel on his shoulder, next to a passenger ship.  Credits:...

View over “Rua da Bela Vista” (now “Rua do Quebra Costas”), Funchal municipality, where you can see the movement of people outside the celebration of the Mass of the English Church.  Credits:...

Water fall at the viewpoint and levada do “Risco”, Parish and Municipality of “Calheta” | Before 1905.  Credits: Museu de Fotografia da Madeira - Atelier Vicente´s. JOAQUIM AUGUSTO DE SOUSA...

Baron Charles Van Beneden (1854-1929) - Belgian writer and playwright. He settled in Funchal, having resided at “Quinta dos Cedros”, in the parish of “Santo António”. Here, he married one of...

View of “Largo do Pelourinho” (currently known as “Largo das Palmeiras”), Parish and municipality of “Porto Santo” (between 1875 and 1899).  Credits: Museu de Fotografia da Madeira - Atelier...

Policeman on Avenida Arriaga, Parish of Sé | 1950.  Credits: Museu de Fotografia da Madeira - Atelier Vicente's.   Photo Figueiras9.8 X 14.8 cm | Simple negative, film | Gelatin and...

Set of images (over time) of the old building “Alfândega do Funchal”, where the Madeira Legislative Assembly is now installed.The “Alfândega do Funchal” was created on March 15, 1477 by the...

Panoramic view of “Lugar de Baixo”, Parish and municipality of Ponta do Sol | Before 1905. Credits: Museu de Fotografia da Madeira - Atelier Vicente´s.         JOAQUIM...

June 29, St. Peter's Day, one of the twelve apostles of Jesus Christ and one of the three Popular Saints. Its original name was Simon, being renamed by Jesus. Considered as the first Pope of the...

Municipality of Machico, where there is a seated man who wears the typical regional dress that observes Maiata beach. In the background, part of “Ponta de São Lourenço” is also visible. Credits:...

Captured from the “Levada de Santa Luzia”. It is visible in the foreground, practically the entire center of Funchal, and in the background, a steamship, two large three-masted sailboats and about...

On June 26, 1515, the parish of Santa Cruz was elevated to town, by royal letter signed by D. Manuel I. Being one of the oldest and most numerous settlements in Madeira, Santa Cruz initially...

Who posed in the Photographia Vicente studio 135 years ago (completed this month!). The so-called gunboat was built in 1861, during the American Civil War and landed for the first time in Madeira in...

ALOÍSIO BETTENCOURT | Group portrait in "Ribeira do Tostão", Porto Moniz county (ant. 1895).  Credits: Museu de Fotografia da Madeira - Atelier Vicente's. 16.4 x 21.5 cm | Simple negative,...

Shearing, secular use in Madeira. Today, the shearings only assume a recreational and ethnographic character, but in the past they held social and economic significance, which, in an effusive...

D. Juan de Bourbon (n. 20 of June of 1913; f. 1 of April of 1993), earl of Barcelona and royal prince of Spain. He was the son of Afonso XIII (1887-1941), king of Spain and Vitória Eugenia de...

Footwear fair in “Largo de São Sebastião” (currently “Largo do Chafariz”) | 1906. Credits: Museu de Fotografia da Madeira - Atelier Vicente's.   ALEXANDER LAMONT HENDERSON 8.1 x 8.2...

Group portrait outside the “Palácio Nacional de Queluz” | Between 1890 and 1910.  Credits: Museu de Fotografia da Madeira - Atelier Vicente's.  ALOÍSIO CÉSAR DE BETTENCOURT 16.4 x...

Portrait of Adelaide Ribeiro, at The Madeira House Cª Lda, embroidery company, then located at “Rua do Bettencourt” (between “Largo do Phelps” and “Chafariz”) | 1917-03-03. Credits: Museu de...

Portrait of a group of five men and a woman, at a picnic, during a trip to “Curral das Freiras” | 1906.  Credits: Museu de Fotografia da Madeira - Atelier Vicente's.  ALEXANDER LAMONT...

Street selling in “Largo da Praça”, Parish of Sé, Funchal.  Credits: Museu de Fotografia da Madeira - Atelier Vicente's.  JOÃO BIANCHI | Between 1897 and 1928 8.2 x 16.3 cm |...

Fernão Manuel de Ornelas Gonçalves (n. Funchal, 06/14/1908; f. Lisbon, 05/24/1978), lawyer and Madeiran politician, son of the doctor Fernão de Sousa Gonçalves (1882-1919). Graduated with...

This marriage occurred in Madeira, in the first quarter of the 20th century. It was captured by João Bianchi, Visconde Vale Paraíso (1861-1928), at the Monte Palace Hotel, then owned by Madeiran...

Child on the edge of a stone house, with thatched roof at the “Sítio do Piquinho”, Machico (late 19th century).  Credits: Museu de Fotografia da Madeira - Atelier Vicente's.  JOAQUIM...

A Catholic solemnity that celebrates the mystery of the Eucharist, the sacrament in which the faithful receive the body and blood of Jesus Christ. We mark the date with the publication of an image,...

Group portrait of Viscountess of Vale Paraíso and her children, on a picnic break, during a hunt somewhere on the island of Madeira. From left to right: Rui Bianchi (b.1896); Maria Amélia...

Some panoramic views of the north coast of Madeira Island and Ilhéu Chão, in the Desertas Islands, as a way to celebrate World Oceans Day, which is celebrated annually on June 8, by decision of the...

Group portrait of adult women, young people and children, in front of a fitted stone building, with thatched roof, embroiderers of the establishment “Madeira Art Hand Embroidery Co. Lda.”, Which was...

Today we mark the 186th anniversary of the proclamation of the constitutional government on the island of Madeira, which took place on June 5, 1834, following the Évora-Monte Convention, signed on...

Today we mark the 135th birthday of Augusto João Soares (n. Santa Luzia, Funchal, 04-06-1885; f. Santo António, Funchal, 16-07-1970), amateur photographer who is on display in the permanent...

Irish nobleman, who was staying at the Reid's Palace Hotel, was descended from John Clotworthy (f. 1665), an important Anglo-Irish politician during the Eleven Years War (Ireland, between 1641 and...

Francisco Higino Craveiro Lopes (n. Lisbon 12/04/1894; f. Lisbon 02/09/1964). His visit to the archipelago of Madeira took place between May 30 and June 2, 1955. Nowadays Presidential visits...

Portrait of Beautiful Olímpia Camacho, resident at Rua das Árvores (name by which was also known as “Rua da Princesa”, today known as “31 de janeiro”).  Credits: Museu de Fotografia da Madeira...

Official pier oppening of the expansion in front of the entrance to the city of Funchal, which took place on May 28, 1933. In the past, the disembarkation of passengers and goods was done by...

Dr. João Abel de Freitas (b. Funchal, 27th May 1893; d. Funchal, 10th September 1948), a Madeiran doctor and politician. He graduated from the Lisbon Medical School (1919) and specialized in...

“Véu da Noiva” waterfall, Seixal, Porto Moniz | Between 1853 and 1870. Photographia Vicente | Untitled. 8.2 x 17 cm | Stereoscopic negative on collodion wet plate| VIC /...

José Maria Ferreira de Castro (b. Oliveira de Azeméis, 05/24-1898; d. Oporto, 06/29/1974), a notable Portuguese writer and journalist, who was proposed several times for the Nobel...

A renowned master and violinist, born in Funchal, he took his first steps in music as a child, having, in 1851, received violin lessons from Agostino Robbio, a Genoese who performed concerts around...

Panoramic view of the picturesque parish of Madalena do Mar, municipality of Ponta do Sol, probably captured in the thirties of the twentieth century. Credits: Madeira Photography Museum - Atelier...

João António de Bianchi (b. Funchal, 16-05-1861; d. Camacha, 17-10-1928), one of the photographers featured in the permanent exhibition of the Madeira Photography Museum. Viscount Vale...

Canon of the Funchal Cathedral and seminary professor, Jaime de Gouveia Barreto (b. Porto Moniz, May 13th, 1887 - d. Funchal, July 12th, 1963), who poses for the photo that illustrates this text,...

Christmas birthday of Florence Nightingale (n. Florence, Italy, May 12, 1820-f. London, August 13, 1910), British nurse and writer who is considered the founder of modern nursing. Her heroic...

The first teacher training institution in Madeira, the “Escola Distrital do Funchal”. The State was thus introducing the new policy of decentralizing student instruction, which was...

Duque de Oldenburgo (n. São Petersburgo, Russia, 9 de maio de 1840- f. Genebra, Suíça, 20 de janeiro de 1886), militar franco-russo que descende da prestigiada casa Romanoff....

Dr. Horácio Bento de Gouveia one of the greatest main figures of Madeiran literature, (b. Ponta Delgada, São Vicente, September 5th, 1901 - d. Funchal, May 23rd, 1983). With a degree...

Also popularly known as “Caldeirão dos Barreiros”. The current Marítimo Stadium also used to be called the Professor Marcello Caetano Stadium, a politician who was the last...

Portrait of Vicente Gomes Silva, Júnior (1857-1933) dressed as a fireman. In addition to being a partner and photographer at Photographia Vicente, founded by his father, he was also a...

Fishermen and children, in the village of Câmara de Lobos. Credits: Madeira Photography Museum - Atelier Vicente’s. PERESTRELLOS PHOTOGRAPHOS | PER / 95 17.8 x 23.8 cm | Simple negative, glass...

This procession dates back to the 16th century which was originated from the plague (caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis) that decimated Europe in the 14th century, causing a terrible mortality....

A panoramic sea view with a sailing boat in the foreground, and at the back, on the left, the former Praça da Rainha, later Marquês de Pombal square and the Pilar de Banger...

Ruins of the Convent of São Francisco, which belonged to the Order of the Friars Minors, from the Observant branch of Portugal, then parish of São Pedro, and now parish of...

Portrait of Mr. Percy Eld and his friend, guests at the Carmo Hotel, posing with a "deerstalker hat", a rural hat, popularized by the fictional character Sherlock Holmes, created by Sir Arthur Conan...

Dr. Marcelo Caetano, deposed President of the Council of the New State, accompanied by Dr. Joaquim da Silva Cunha (1920-2014), professor at the Law Faculty of the University of Lisbon and deposed...

João António de Bianchi (b. Funchal, 1884; d. Lisbon, 1969) was a Madeiran diplomat and law graduate (Coimbra) and son of João António de Bianchi Viscount of Vale...

António Feliciano Rodrigues (1869-1925), lawyer by profession, and a poet and writer of great merit, being recognized as an important literary figure. He often signed his literary productions...

José Viana da Motta (Saint Thomas, Saint Thomas and Prince, 22nd April 1868 - Lisbon, 1st June 1948) was a Portuguese pianist, composer, conductor and musician. He was one of Franz Liszt's...

The Lisbon-Madeira-Azores aerial crossing was prepared by the Naval Aeronautical Services, directed by the Navy Captain Aires de Sousa. The Fokker T.III hydroplane (nº25), named “Infante...

In the image we see the battleship USS Brooklyn (ACR-3) anchored in the port of Funchal, which was launched to sea on October 2nd, 1895. We believe that this photograph was taken in 1897, since the...

The ABM (Arquivo e Biblioteca da Madeira) holds a set of 100 images belonging to funds from the Perestrellos Photographos and Photographia Vicente studios. Regarding the Photographia Vicente fund,...

In the archipelago of Madeira, windmills and watermills (watermills with vertical wheels) were mainly used for grinding cereals. Although the Madeiran cereal industry collapsed in the 15th century,...

Maximiano de Sousa (b. Funchal, 1918; d. Lisbon, 1980), was a Madeira singer, songwriter and actor, who was very successful inside and outside Portugal. A tailor by day and singer at night, he...

Portuguese poet, born in Oporto, on August 16th, 1867, to a wealthy northern family. He tried a diplomatic career, but his vocation was poetry. His main work is «Só», published in...

Joaquim Augusto de Sousa | Two men with a hammock (ancient means of transport), pose in front of the "Africa Haus" commercial establishment, in Rua do Aljube, Funchal. The rails of the "American...

Archduke Maximilian of Austria (Maximilian Eugen Ludwig Friedrich Philipp Ignatius Joseph Maria; b. Vienna, 04/13/1895 - d. Nice, 01/19/1952) was a member of the House of Habsburg and the younger...

The Political Constitution of the Portuguese Republic of 1933, (in Government Gazette No. 83/1933, Series I of 1933-04-11) that gave rise to the Estado Novo, was an authoritarian, autocratic...

The last day of Lent, celebrated with an Evening Mass, signals the beginning of the Easter Triduum, a celebration in memory of the Passion of Christ, his death and rebirth. Holy Thursday, the day of...

Dr. João Vicente Silva (b. Estreito C.ª Lobos, 1803 - d. Estreito C.ª Lobos, 9 October 1895), a surgeon who was acclaimed for his service during the Cholera morbus epidemic in 1856,...

Albert Leopold Clemente Maria Meinard of Belgium (b. Brussels, 1875 - d. Marche-les-Dames, 1934) was the son of Prince Philip, Count of Flanders and grandson of King Leopold I (Belgium). He was...

António Oliveira Salazar (b. Santa Comba Dão, 1889 - d. Lisbon, 1970) was a Portuguese nationalist statesman who, in addition to being minister of finance, became president of the...

Francisco Correia de Herédia (b. Ribeira Brava, April 2nd, 1852 - d. Lisbon, October 16th, 1918), Viscount of Ribeira Brava and renowned politician was the son of António Correia de...

Charles of Austria, full name being, Karl Franz Josef Ludwig Hubert Georg Maria von Habsburg-Lothringen - Charles I, Emperor of Austria; Charles IV, King of Hungary; Charles III, King of Bohemia (b....

Thomas Slapp Leacock, was a British entomologist and businessman, descendant of John Leacock, who arrived in Madeira in 1741, at the age of 15 to join “Catanach and Murdoch”, wine...

To commemorate this date we display some scenic views of the former D. Maria Pia Theatre (the current Baltazar Dias Municipal Theatre), captured between 1888 (date of its inauguration) and 1905...

Since 1987, on March 24th we celebrate National Student Day as a form of stimulating the participation of students in school life and improve their connection with the community. This commemoration...

On March 23rd, 1886, Photographia Vicente received a visit of a group of six men, who were photographed in unusual poses and contradicting the studio aesthetics. Information contained in the...

Joaquim Augusto de Sousa - Disembarkation of four men (including two priests) on Porto Santo beach. Passengers were carried on the shoulders of several men (before 1905). Dimension 16.4 x 21.4 cm...

Commissioned by Manuel Rodrigues Velosa, Director of Companhia Ginástica Infantil | 1886-03-25 | VIC / 2100 Credits: Madeira Photography Museum – Atelier Vicente’s. Photographia Vicente 16.3 x...

We highlight the passage of aviation pioneer Amy Johnson (b. Kingston upon Hull, 1903; d. London, 1941) in Madeira, who stayed at the Reid's Palace Hotel from 2nd to 19th March...