Madeira Island was already a popular tourism destination in the 1800s. Browse through our rich selection of images and capture great moments from the olden days.

 

Funchal

Funchal - Funchal - 1888 Funchal - Municipal Garden 2 - 1888 Funchal - Funchal Harbour - 1892

Industry and Trade

Industry and Trade - ‘Boieiro’ an ox cart driver posing in 1900 Industry and Trade - The ‘Mergulhança’ (diving) - 1940 Industry and Trade - Tuna catch

Funchal 1900-1910

Funchal 1900-1910 - View of Funchal from the sea 1 - 1900 Funchal 1900-1910 - The Cathedral tower – 1900 Funchal 1900-1910 - Cruise Ships at Funchal Harbour - 1900

People

People - ‘Lavadeiras’: Women who washed clothes - 1945 People - Florists - 1930 People - Man posing in Terreiro da Luta

Transportation

Transportation - The Monte train - 1891 Transportation - Train boiler exploded - 1919 Transportation - Monte toboggan ride - 1926

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