Item #4151 [Kootenay] 1916 Group Photograph of the Revelstoke Italian Society "Societa di M.S. Duca Degli Abruzzi" Unknown Photographer.

[Kootenay] 1916 Group Photograph of the Revelstoke Italian Society "Societa di M.S. Duca Degli Abruzzi"

Revelstoke, BC: 1916. Unmounted Photograph. Sitters are named and numbered on a separate, included card. Photo is dated at lower right "Revelstoke, B.C., May 28, 16". An 8"x10" sepia toned gelatin silver photograph of an Italian Society in Revelstoke whose banner reads "Societa di M.S. Duca Degli Abruzzi Loggia No. 124 Della Federazione Colombiana Fondata in Revelstoke, B.C. 1907." All members are wearing fraternity ribbons, the front row of sitters have fraternal vests, while the gentleman on the far right also carries his ceremonial sword. An uncommon photo, very likey printed in small numbers to enable the group members to share the prosperous look of their new lives in Canada, with folks back in the old country. Very Good. Item #4151

The M.S. Duca Degli Abruzzi was an immigrant ship which took Italian immigrants seeking a new life to various ports around the world, including these gents, who must have at one time sailed across on her to New York prior to settling in Revelstoke. "The Duca degli Abruzzi (not to be confused with the Italian destroyer involved in WWII) belonged to the Navigazione Generale Italiana Line, and covered the transatlantic line between Italy and the Big Apple. During its numerous crossings between 1908 and 1922, the Duca degli Abruzzi transported almost 67,000 passengers to a new life in America." The Genealogy Corner (February 11, 2012 by Daniel), accessed 06/22.

Price: $235.00 CAD  other currencies

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