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Classic Views of Praly

Due to the protestant religion deeply rooted in the valley, since long time ago foreign protestant country spent a lot of attention to this area. Many relevant people were sent form Kings and governments to support the inhabitants of the valleys.
These “early-tourists”, in addition to the main purpose of their travels, frequently wrote books enriched by beautiful engravings. So, today we can enjoy images of villages and landscapes as they were a couple of centuries ago before photos were invented.
When postcards were invented also a number of them were produced and nowadays they preserve the memory of the village and its surrounding as it was many decades ago.
In this section I try to collect some meaningful examples.

Prali Praly BArtelett Richardson
Praly. Val St. Martin
London, Published for the Proprietors, by Geo Virtue, 26 Ivy Lane 1837
W. H. Bartlett, G. K. Richardson.

Balziglia
The Balsille
(With Col de Guinevert, and Col del Pis)
London, Published for the Proprietors, by Geo Virtue, 26 Ivy Lane 1837
W. Borckedon, W. R. Smith

Acland
Prali
Published March 1831 C.Tilt 86, Fleet Street, London
Hugh Dike Acland, Edw. Finden

Maneille
Maneille in the val Germanasca.
Stampa.
London, Published for the Proprietors, by Geo Virtue, 26 Ivy Lane 1837
W. Borckedon, J. T. Willmore

Ghigo
Praly. Picture from the 1930s
The buiding  standing at the centre is the  start of the Envie cableway which was used to bring the talc down form the mines.

1940
Praly Ghigou.
Postcard dated 1940.

Hotel Malzat
Hotel Malzat.
Post card from the 1960s.

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