Place of Origin: Italian Farmers working in the field at Navelli, Abruzzo, Italy.

Title

Place of Origin: Italian Farmers working in the field at Navelli, Abruzzo, Italy.

Subject

The working life of most Italian emigrants of the post World War II immigration era.

Description

This photograph depicts the background of the large influx of Italian immigrants who came to Sarnia-Lambton after the Second World War. Canada required workers "with callouses on their hands" as it was growing industrially after World War II. A number of families from Navelli chose Sarnia-Lambton as their home.

Source

The photograph was donated by the Sarnia, Navelli community members for the historical project of 1988-1991. The project was a physical pictorial exhibit realized by the Italo-Canadian Cultural Club of Sarnia-Lambton in 1989. The collection was expanded for the publication of "One by One...Passo dopo passo... History of the Italian Community in Sarnia-Lambton" in 1991.

Date

1940's

Rights

The photograph was collected c.1988 to 1990. The rights were given by members of the Sarnia Navelli community to the Italo-Canadian Cultural Club of Sarnia-Lambton. In 2016 the rights of this collection was transferred to Italian-Canadian Archives Project (ICAP).

Relation

A small number of families from Navelli currently reside in Sarnia.

Language

English

Type

Photograph

Files

Photo Binder12 (1).jpg

Citation

“Place of Origin: Italian Farmers working in the field at Navelli, Abruzzo, Italy.,” Italians In Lambton, accessed December 6, 2022, http://italiansinlambton.ca/items/show/562.

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