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Fotocelere Coloniale, Asmara and the roads of Eritrea
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The album of 110 photographs taken by Fotocelere Coloniale between approximately 1935 and 1942 documents the roads built between Asmara, the newly-designated capitol of the Italian colony of Eritrea, and the country's other major cities as part of the infrastructure built by the fascist regime to bolster the growth of the manufacture of commodities such as buttons, cooking oil, pasta, construction materials, meat, tobacco, hide, and other household goods. Also included are 20 loose snapshots taken by an amateur photographer traveling in the region.
Fotocelere Coloniale was likely an outpost of Fotocelere (Compagnia Fotocelere), a photography studio and graphic art and silver bromide photograph printing company in Turin, Italy (1908-1942).
1 Linear Feet (130 photographs and 1 booklet in 1 album)
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