The illustrated albums from countryside of são paulo: incarnated modernity (1900-1930) 1
ABSTRACT: The present paper analyses the illustrated albums published in the Estado de Sao Paulo newspaper in cities served by Araraquara’s railroad, from 1900 to 1930, focusing on the scrutiny from the Album of Araraquara 1915. It also discusses the making of such albums as strategies developed by the elites of the countryside. Such group aimed to make their region acclaimed in relation to the rest of the country and the world. Through Cultural French Historiography, as well as Discourse Analysis, we were able to find that those publications were born to be a glorious synthesis of a specific time and space, having turned in truly documents-monuments through the years. It considers that, in the midst of the utopia of total representation of reality carried out by the producers of those albums, the educational theme has acquired peculiar contours, consonant to the civilizing process in progress in the São Paulo countryside, particularly in what concerns an epic way of portraying individuals and school institutions in that corner.