Object of the Month

Rabelo Boats - Photography

November 2020

Every month the Museum of the Oldest Appellation in the World highlights one of the many objects that are part of the collection shown in our permanent exhibition. Come and discover the object of the month and find out more about our history.

The Rabelo boats were essential as a mean of transportation, and also for the expansion of Port wine, therefore they became a symbol of the entire region. This photograph by Domingos Alvão portraits the loading of Port wine taking place in Régua. The photographic collection it belongs to, portrays the Douro territory in the various facets of wine production. This photographic record was requested to the photographer by the Instituto dos Vinhos do Porto, in 1933.

Domingos Alvão


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Photographic process
Silver salt gelatin

Real Companhia Velha

Height: 15 cm x Length: 21 cm