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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 1 - 10) 17 items

  • Advertisement - Pasta Maker, circa 1920 Document

    Advertisement - Pasta Maker, circa 1920

    Advertisement for a Pasta Maker/Tomato Paste Maker, part of a group of objects either brought to Australia by Vincenzo Candela and his wife Emanuela Nigro in 1920 or purchased here by t ...

    Images: 4
  • Leaflet - Ubermor, Jan 1920 Document

    Leaflet - Ubermor, Jan 1920

    Leaflet, Ubermor,Jan 1920, used by Vincenzo Candela in his photographic business in Viggiano, Italy. He specialised in portraiture, landscape and village life, and had a well establishe ...

    Images: 2
  • Leaflet - Ubertalli & Morsolin, circa 1915 Document

    Leaflet - Ubertalli & Morsolin, circa 1915

    Leaflet, used by the company Ubertalli & Morsolin, circa 1915, to inform customers of changes to their business. It was given to Vincenzo Candela when he ran his photographic business i ...

    Images: 2
  • Leaflet - Aldis Bros, Birmingham, circa 1915 Document

    Leaflet - Aldis Bros, Birmingham, circa 1915

    Leaflet, for Aldis Bros. Birmingham, circa 1915, used by Vincenzo Candela in his photographic business in Viggiano, Italy. He specialised in portraiture, landscape and village life, and ...

    Images: 2
  • Catalogue - Ing. IPP. Cattaneo, 1913-1914 Document

    Catalogue - Ing. IPP. Cattaneo, 1913-1914

    Catalogue, 1913 to 1914 catalogue for Ing. IPP. Cattaneo. Used by Vincenzo Candela in his photographic business in Viggiano, Italy. He specialised in portraiture, landscape and village ...

    Images: 8
  • Catalogue - Tensi Lastre, 1911 Document

    Catalogue - Tensi Lastre, 1911

    Catalogue, for Tensi Lastre, 1911. Used by Vincenzo Candela in his photographic business in Viggiano, Italy. He specialised in portraiture, landscape and village life, and had a well es ...

    Images: 10
  • Leaflet - Italian Photography Company, circa 1900 Document

    Leaflet - Italian Photography Company, circa 1900

    Leaflet, for the Italian Photography Company, circa 1900, used by Vincenzo Candela in his photographic business in Viggiano, Italy. He specialised in portraiture, landscape and village ...

    Images: 4
  • Envelope - Premiata Fabbrica, circa 1910 Document

    Envelope - Premiata Fabbrica, circa 1910

    Envelope, for Premiata Fabbrica, circa 1910, used by Vincenzo Candela in his photographic business in Viggiano, Italy. He specialised in portraiture, landscape and village life, and had ...

    Images: 4
  • Leaflet - Ilford, Jan 1920 Document

    Leaflet - Ilford, Jan 1920

    Leaflet, Ilford Lastre e Carte Fotografiche, dated January 1920, used by Vincenzo Candela in his photographic business in Viggiano, Italy. He specialised in portraiture, landscape and v ...

    Images: 4
  • Catalogue - Il Corriere Casalingo, May 1914 Document

    Catalogue - Il Corriere Casalingo, May 1914

    Catalogue for Il Corriere Casalingo, 26 May 1914. It was used by the Candela family, in Viggiaro, Italy before they migrated to Australia in 1920. The Candelas made much of their own fo ...

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