Historical photos of Rome from Manodori Sagredo photographic collection

On the sixth day of “Museum Week 2019” dedicated to photography, we’d like to explore the photographic collection of Manodori Sagredo archive, begun by Alberto Manodori (1866-1953) and increased by his son and niece, which includes several photos portraying Rome landmarks between the second half of the 19th century and the early 20th century.

Unknown author, Blessing Urbi et Orbi of pope Pio IX on Easter day in 1863, Rome, albumin, (196x250) mm, on cardboard support (345x438) mm, Manodori Sagredo collection

Unknown author, Blessing Urbi et Orbi of pope Pio IX on Easter day in 1863, Rome, albumin, (196x250) mm, on cardboard support (345x438) mm, Manodori Sagredo collection.

Witnessing a changing period of Rome history, these invaluable artworks show characteristic sceneries free from the crowds and represent a unique example of the old urban space where ancient remains coexisted side by side with the everyday life of those lost times.

G. Sommer, Colosseum (with Meta Sudans), Rome, 1860 ca., albumin, (200x250) mm, on cardboard support (238x306) mm, Manodori Sagredo collection

G. Sommer, Colosseum (with Meta Sudans), Rome, 1860 ca., albumin, (200x250) mm, on cardboard support (238x306) mm, Manodori Sagredo collection.

G. Sommer, Arch of Constantine (and Meta Sudans), Rome, 1870 ca., albumin, (202x247) mm, on cardboard support (238x306) mm, Manodori Sagredo collection.

G. Sommer, Arch of Constantine (and Meta Sudans), Rome, 1870 ca., albumin, (202x247) mm, on cardboard support (238x306) mm, Manodori Sagredo collection.

Unknown author, Castel Sant'Angelo (with exterior castle wall,the clock on the tower and the horses tram), Rome, 1870-1880, albumin, (190x252) mm, Manodori Sagredo collection

Unknown author, Castel Sant'Angelo (with exterior castle wall,the clock on the tower and the horses tram), Rome, 1870-1880, albumin, (190x252) mm, Manodori Sagredo collection.

The interesting selection of photos from the Manodori Sagredo collection is published in the volume “Luoghi, volti, gesti e costumi” edited by Alberto Manodori Sagredo as catalogue of an exhibition at Palazzo Pratonieri in Reggio Emilia in 2008.

Unknown author, Panorama of Castel Sant'Angelo (before the building of the Tiber embankments), Rome, 1860 ca., albumin, (203x267) mm, on cardboard support (238x306) mm, Manodori Sagredo collection

Unknown author, Panorama of Castel Sant'Angelo (before the building of the Tiber embankments), Rome, 1860 ca., albumin, (203x267) mm, on cardboard support (238x306) mm, Manodori Sagredo collection.

Unknown author, Roman Forum (with lines of elm trees ordered by pope Pio IX), Rome, 1860 ca., albumin (333x460) mm, Manodori Sagredo collection

Unknown author, Roman Forum (with lines of elm trees ordered by pope Pio IX), Rome, 1860 ca., albumin (333x460) mm, Manodori Sagredo collection.

Underwood & Underwood, Capitoline, Palatine and Coelius hills (and two girls dressed as people from Ciociaria), Rome, before 1904, albumin (81x78) mm, on cardboard support (88x178) mm, Manodori Sagredo collection

Underwood & Underwood, Capitoline, Palatine and Coelius hills (and two girls dressed as people from Ciociaria), Rome, before 1904, albumin (81x78) mm, on cardboard support (88x178) mm, Manodori Sagredo collection

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