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A manhole cover bears the initials of the Ford Motor Company in Fordlandia, a former factory town created by the company on the banks of the Tapajós River, September 6, 2005. Deep in the Amazon forest, 12 hours by boat from the regional capital of Santarem in Brazil's Pará state, the rubber plantation and processing factory is now abandoned to the rain-forest, an aging memorial to American ideals and to the Brazilian reality. It almost seems like time has stopped in Fordlandia,...
Author: Douglas Engle/Austral Foto/Archivolatino