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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.

Items per page: 10 50 (showing 71 - 80) 120 items

  • Negative Vignette - Gothic Pentagon, circa 1900 Image

    Negative Vignette - Gothic Pentagon, circa 1900

    Negative Vignette, one of a set belonging to Vincenzo Candela, an Italian migrant who came to Australia in 1920 with his wife Emanuela and son Angelo. Used in his photographic business ...

    Images: 1
  • Negative Vignette - Peaked Rectangle, circa 1900 Image

    Negative Vignette - Peaked Rectangle, circa 1900

    Negative Vignette, one of a set belonging to Vincenzo Candela, an Italian migrant who came to Australia in 1920 with his wife Emanuela and son Angelo. Used in his photographic business ...

    Images: 1
  • Negative Vignette - Frame, Rectangle, circa 1900 Image

    Negative Vignette - Frame, Rectangle, circa 1900

    Negative Vignette, one of a set belonging to Vincenzo Candela, an Italian migrant who came to Australia in 1920 with his wife Emanuela and son Angelo. Used in his photographic business ...

    Images: 1
  • Negative Vignette - Rectangle with Rounded Top, circa 1900 Image

    Negative Vignette - Rectangle with Rounded Top, circa 1900

    Negative Vignette, one of a set belonging to Vincenzo Candela, an Italian migrant who came to Australia in 1920 with his wife Emanuela and son Angelo. Used in his photographic business ...

    Images: 1
  • Negative Vignette - G.E.A.C., Birds & Flowers, circa 1900 Image

    Negative Vignette - G.E.A.C., Birds & Flowers, circa 1900

    Negative Vignette, produced by G.E.A.C., one of a set belonging to Vincenzo Candela, an Italian migrant who came to Australia in 1920 with his wife Emanuela and son Angelo.Used in his p ...

    Images: 1
  • Negative Vignette - Rectangle with Scalloped Top, circa 1900 Image

    Negative Vignette - Rectangle with Scalloped Top, circa 1900

    Negative Vignette, one of a set belonging to Vincenzo Candela, an Italian migrant who came to Australia in 1920 with his wife Emanuela and son Angelo. Used in his photographic business ...

    Images: 1
  • Tuning Whistle - Metal Object

    Tuning Whistle - Metal

    Metal tuning whistle, 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. Ang ...

    Images: 2
  • Photograph Folder - Kodak, circa 1910 Document

    Photograph Folder - Kodak, circa 1910

    Paper Photograph Folder used by Vincenzo Candela in his photographic business in Viggiano, Italy. He specialised in portraiture, landscape and village life, and had a well established c ...

    Images: 4
  • Container - Hidersine Resin, circa 1950s Object

    Container - Hidersine Resin, circa 1950s

    Container for Hidersine Resin, 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 Eman ...

    Images: 2
  • Negative Vignette - Group of Sitting Birds, circa 1900 Image

    Negative Vignette - Group of Sitting Birds, circa 1900

    Negative Vignette of a group of sitting birds, one of a set belonging to Vincenzo Candela, an Italian migrant who came to Australia in 1920 with his wife Emanuela and son Angelo. Used i ...

    Images: 2
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