Soldiers of the Magre who fell for their country in the world war 1914-1918

Description

English

This poster commemorates killed soldiers from Magrè, a small town in Schio, Vicenza, in Italy. It is an example of publications produced all over Italy in ‘eternal memory’ of more than 650,000 war dead.

Families would have sent photographs of their loved ones to newspapers, or to printers, to allow them to be copied and reproduced. This poster includes a combination of 32 portraits of those who died in the war. Note that there is a mixture of men dressed in uniform and in ‘ordinary’ clothes. Items like these would allow family members to grieve personally, but also for villages to mourn together.

Italian

Il paese di Magrè, nel comune di Schio (Vicenza) celebra i soldati morti in guerra. Esempio di una delle tante pubblicazioni realizzate a "perenne ricordo" dei oltre 650.000 caduti italiani.

Full title
Soldiers of the Magre who fell for their country in the world war 1914-1918
Published
1919
Format
Poster / Photograph
Held by
Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze
Usage terms
Public Domain