Mário (1899-1967) and Horácio Novais (1910-1988) belonged to a family of photographers – sons of Júlio Novais (1867-1925), nephews of António and Eduardo Novais – and worked together in the years 1925 to 1927.
Mário Novais started his professional activity as a portrait artist in the 1920s, at ‘Fotografia Vasquez’, and in 1933 he set up his own studio – Estudio Novaes – in Lisbon. In addition to photography of works of art and architecture, in which he specialized, he also practiced photo reporting, advertising and commercial and industrial photography.
Horácio Novais worked until 1931 as a photo reporter for the newspaper ‘O Século’ and that same year he founded his studio in Lisbon, at Rua da Horta Seca n. 7, starting to work as an independent photographer.
Images of the construction of train carriages at Sorefane workshops, Amadora.
A photographic visit to Oporto, Covilhã, Coimbra, Évora and Olhão illustrated by some extracts of tour guide books.
Designed according to the principles established in the Athens Charter (1933), Bairro dos Olivais emerged in the 1950s.
Pictures of some of the Portuguese actresses that made a career in national cinema and theater.
The memories of some of the most modern cafes in Lisbon in the decades 1940-1960.
In the thirties and forties of the 20th century some beautiful and modern cinemas were built in Lisbon.
Located in Cidade Universitária, the Santa Maria Hospital opened in April 1953.
Lisbon in the words of writers and poets.
These photographs present some schools that are now part of the Portuguese architectural heritage.
Buildings designed by the architects Alberto Pessoa, André Santos, Cottinelli Telmo and Lucínio Guia da Cruz.
This collection shows the luxury hotels in Portugal between the 1930s and the 1960s.
Advertising in light signs in Lisbon.
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