National Geographic : 1939 Sep
© National Geographic Society BRAZIL'S PRESIDENT DWELLS IN MARBLE HALLS Royal palms flank the avenue leading to Guanabara Palace, one of President Vargas' three large residences. Before the country became the United States of Brazil in 1889, this building was the home of royalty, Kodachromes byW. Robert Moore MOSAIC PAVING WAVES AND BILLOWS IN DAZZLING SUN On a hot day the curved patterns inblack and white stones seem tomelt and run away. Granite Monroe Palace, beyond, housed Brazil's exhibit at the 1904 St. Louis Exposition.Itwas moved here and rebuilt, stone bystone.