National Geographic : 1920 Sep
Photograph byA.Ribeiro PRA A MARECHAL FLORIANO: RIO DE JANEIRO Here the Avenida Rio Branco begins and here connects with the Beira Mar Drive. The Municipal Theater isseen totheleft; Bellas Artes and one end of the National Library to the right; statues at the base of the pedestal (four of them)depict theIndians being instructed byapriest who came with de Sa and the redemption of the African slaves. Marshal (marechal in Portuguese) Floriano Peixoto succeeded Dedoro de Fonseca (the first President) in 1891. Note the paved mosaic sidewalk.