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Candela Collection

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Source: Museum Victoria

The Candela Collection tells the story of Vincenzo, Emanuela and Angelo Candela who arrived in Melbourne on 26 November 1920 on board the shop Orontes. There are 107 different objects, which tell the story of the family's life in Viggiano, Italy, and their migration and settlement in Australia.

There are a number of items from Vincenzo's career as a photographer in Viggiano, including a bellows glass plate camera, some comical photographic vignettes, trade catalogues and his seal. The family's collection of domestic items, including sausage and pasta makers, a demi-john and a coffee roaster, offer insight into the traditions they brought from Italy and retained after their migration to Australia in 1920. The collection also holds items which record the careers of Vincenzo and Angelo after they had settled in Australia. Vincenzo's successful home tailoring business is documented by a Singer sewing machine, notebooks of clients' measurements and patterns and a set of thimbles. While violin gauges, chin rests and tuning whistles tell the story of Angelo's long and varied musical career.

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  • Set of Thimbles - Metal Object

    Set of Thimbles - Metal

    Set of thimbles used by Vincenzo Candela. After his arrival in Australia, from Italy in 1920, at the age of 47, Vincenzo established himself as a tailor, eventually establishing a succe ...

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  • Camera - Kodak, 'Brownie', Autographic, 'No. 2A', circa 1915 Object

    Camera - Kodak, 'Brownie', Autographic, 'No. 2A', circa 1915

    Folding Kodak, 'Brownie' Camera, manufactured by the Eastman Kodak Company, circa 1915, used by Vincenzo Candela in his photographic business in Viggiano, Italy. He specialised in portr ...

    Images: 1
  • Box - Austral, 'Standard Dry Plates', post 1920 Object

    Box - Austral, 'Standard Dry Plates', post 1920

    Box for Austral 'Standard Dry Plates', 'Half plate', manufactured by Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd. Used by Vincenzo Candela after his migration to Australia. Vincenzo had been a professi ...

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  • Box - Kodak, 'Dry Plates Tropical', post 1920 Object

    Box - Kodak, 'Dry Plates Tropical', post 1920

    Box of Kodak, 'Dry Plates', 'Tropical', 'Quarter plate' manufactured by Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd. Used by Vincenzo Candela after his migration to Australia in 1920. Vincenzo was a pr ...

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  • Catalogue - Ing. Ippolito Cattaneo, Laboratorio Fotografico, circa 1900 Document

    Catalogue - Ing. Ippolito Cattaneo, Laboratorio Fotografico, circa 1900

    Catalogue for Ing. Ippolito Cattaneo, Laboratorio Fotografico, made by Marsano, in Genova, circa 1900. Used by Vincenzo Candela in his photographic business in Viggiano, Italy. He speci ...

    Images: 5
  • Catalogue - F. C. C., 'Catalogo special', Jan 1926 Document

    Catalogue - F. C. C., 'Catalogo special', Jan 1926

    January 1926 catalogue, for F. C. C for Naples, advertising specials for machines for home and small industries. It was used by Vincenzo Candela. The Candelas made much of their own fo ...

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  • Violin Gauges - Metal, post 1925 Object

    Violin Gauges - Metal, post 1925

    Metal violin gauge, used by Angelo Candela, an Italian migrant. Angelo migrated to Australia, at the age of ten, in November 1920 with his father Vincenzo and stepmother Emanuela. Angel ...

    Images: 1
  • Violin Tuning Fork - Metal, post 1925 Object

    Violin Tuning Fork - Metal, post 1925

    Metal violin tuning fork, used by Angelo Candela, an Italian migrant. Angelo migrated to Australia, at the age of ten, in November 1920 with his father Vincenzo and stepmother Emanuela. ...

    Images: 1
  • Notebook - Mastrino, circa 1920 Document

    Notebook - Mastrino, circa 1920

    Notebook used by Vincenzo Candela to record his clients' measurements. He had other notebooks which recorded his clients and income. After his arrival in Australia, from Italy in 1920, ...

    From: Melbourne, Australia Images: 11
  • Trophy - Riunione Tennistica Colonia Italiana, Sep 1935 Object

    Trophy - Riunione Tennistica Colonia Italiana, Sep 1935

    Trophy is from a tennis tournament established by the Italian community in 1935. It was awarded to the winner of the mixed doubles, Gina Tilbury. The inscriptions include a reference to ...

    From: Melbourne, Australia Images: 1
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