Vite di carta. Il progetto mancato dell’Album d’Oro dei caduti cesenati della grande guerra

Beatrice Lontani


This article offers new insight into the stories behind the creation of the “Fondo Caduti” in Cesena, a collection of letters, postcards, and photographic portraits gathered by Dino Bazzocchi, the director of Biblioteca Malatestiana, in view of a memorial publication entitled Album d’Oro, devoted to the city’s soldiers fallen in the First World War. Through the analysis of the photographs’ materiality and the reconstruction of their “cultural biography,” this study investigates the social meanings implicit in photographic objects that are carriers of private grief as well as public memory.


Bazzocchi Dino; Biblioteca Malatestiana; Cesena; memory; photo collection; photographic album; photographic portrait; World War I

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