40s decade. Place: Vila Ivonete
The beginning of the doctrine
From left to right: Raimundo Gomes da Silva [the receiver of one of the favorite hinarios of Mestre]; João Ribeiro; Manoel Dantas; Antônio Gomes; Manoel Belém; Germano Guilherme; Daniel Pereira de Matos [later to be the Barquinha’s founder]; José das Neves [considered by many the first follower]; Mestre Raimundo Irineu Serra; João Pereira; Antônio Roldão [brother-in-law of Mestre at that time, being the brother of Mrs. Raimunda]; Pedro Corrente; João de Sena; Pedro Ribeiro; Damião Marques (husband of Maria Damião); Sebastião G. do Nascimento [son-in-law of Antônio Gomes and father of Mrs. Peregrina] and the old Tamandaré.
Besides the curiosity of bringing the faces of Mestre’s first disciples, the photo also brings the old farads: the khaki clothes (and cap) of the men to the right of the photo and the blue dress with white stripes (and white with blue stripes) of the girls ahead. In white dress with blue stripes Mrs. Bibi (sister of Percília Matos; In blue dress with white stripes Laura Vieira (daughter of Maria Damião); next to this, Mrs. Adália Gomes (daughter of Antônio Gomes).