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An entrepreneur makes a modern gift to the manager of his company: a photo camera.
On the seaside, a father teaches his son to take pictures.
By sure, that entrepreneur, in that very moment, didn't imagine that one century later we would have been grateful for his gift.
was Pietro Villa, main share holder of the Talco e Grafite Val
Chisone, a mines company operating in the talc and graphite business
sin the area of Pinerolo.
The manager was Damiano Sartorio. He was of paramount importance as in 1907 he handled the company change from the preceding “Anglo Italian Talc and Plumbago Mines Company” to the new one.
very special as it was extremely innovative and it pushed Damiano to
start taking pictures.
Some years later his son Piero started to take pictures himself. Over the year this become a real hobby and he documented most of his life with photo albums.
At a point in his life, Piero felt the desire to make a better job. And he started to write down comments for each one. And he goes on for years.
And today we are here! Piero left us a fantastic photo archive including comments.
An history book of the first half of the XX century that allows us to make a trip with the time machine to meet the people that built the world we are in today.
By courtesy of his family we can enjoy together this trip.
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