Life stories

1965: Raising animals for feed.

20th century: Pig slaughter has always been occasion for families and neighbours to socialise.

20th century: Pig slaughter has always been occasion for families and neighbours to socialise.

20th Century: Hanging up the laundry.

20th century: Procession.

20th century: Wedding.

20th century: Making linen from flax.

20th century: Procession.

20th century: Azorean dairy farm.

Raising animals for feed.

1965: Picking corn.

1968: Azorean carnival.

1965: Selling fish on a traditional motorbike.

1965: Peanut production.

1966: Educator Virgília with their primary school students.

1966: Illiteracy rate was high. On the photo an old lady reading a book.

1966: Educator Arménia Maria e Silva with their primary school students.

The 60's: Lady Mercês with her grandson Laudalino.

60's A very hard life.

1968: Table tennis championship, animated by a Local Singing Group.

1965: The famous renault, used by nurses in their visits to medical clinics.

Celebrating. Wine, beer, crag and boiled potatoes with pepper, as tradition dictates.

1965: Dried beans hanging on the inside roof.

60's: Traditional pig slaughter, event that joined the whole family, friends and neighborhood. With it, inhabitants were able to feed themselves.

1966: Azorean barbershop: also known as a place for socialising and debate.

1966: Selling bread.

Corn husking

Mothers gave birth at home, being assisted by older talented women, who also provided lessons about maternity.

Shoemaker: a job threatened with extinction.

Making bread in a wood oven is a practice that has remained alive through the time.

Making bread in a wood oven is a practice that has remained alive through the time.

Making bread in a wood oven is a practice that has remained alive through the time.

Doing laundry.

Doing laundry.

XX century: Farmworker from São Miguel island.

XX century: Peasants from São Miguel island.

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