Sunday, June 25, 2017

FOUND - photographs from the 1940's that tell an uncomfortable wartime story


When recently in the delightful Tuscan town of Sansepolcro I came across two small photographs tucked away in a envelope and offered at a local flee market stall. I've always been on the lookout for found pictures, they become a souvenir of a visit as well as having a charm all of their own. These particular photos, so small they fit in the palm of a hand and printed on paper with a decal edge, spoke of something strange and uneasy. Probably made in the 1940's, the images depict a group of Italian men (and a boy) ripping into the Chianti. Not an unusual occurrence except here there are German soldiers sharing the fun. Bizarre. Here are the pictures, see for yourself.

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