The bond with the homeland

The Whole Of Life

In the albums of emigrant families, in Italy as all over the world, the pictures portraying the crucial phases of each life play a very important role: births, parties, weddings, and, occasionally, deaths too.

Sometimes, those who have left want to show their loved ones far away how strong is the emotional bond between them. To do so, they are pictured holding a photo of the relatives they wished to have near them.


USA, Nueva York, Cataratas del Niagara. Esposos con damiselas y pequeno paje
Brasil, San Pablo, Villa Caracol, 1907. Bautismo de Luigi Puliti