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Striking Old Photographs of Sardinia in 1919

A series of rare images from the American National Red Cross photograph collection (Library of Congress) describing a poor country, plagued by malnutrition, tubcolosis and widespread poverty. Related articles: Sa Femina Accabadora, The Lady of the Good Death In 1919 Italy had just emerged from the First World War and the wounds of the conflict…

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The dreamy illustrations of Antonio Rubino

Antonio Rubino, influenced by the Liberty style, has often been associated with Futurism for his surreal illustrations. Related: The Manifesto of Futurist Cooking, A Meal that Prevented a Suicide, Codex Seraphinianus, the surreal encyclopedia by Luigi Serafini, E.U.R.: The square Colosseum Antonio Rubino, born in Sanremo in 1880 and died in Bajardo in 1964, was…

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24 Old Photos of the Allied Invasion of Sicily, 1943

A collection of fascinating old photographs of Palermo, Messina, Siracusa, and other Sicilian towns during WWII. On the night of 9–10 July 1943 the Allied invasion of Sicily, codenamed Operation Husky began. The collapse of fascist Italy necessitated German troops to be relocated to Italy, weakening the Eastern Front of Germany. After 38 days of…

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