Mothers of Different
Bourgeois mother with her firstborn girl, circa 1939.
A working class mother at an ONMI clinic in Rho, late 1920s.
A peasant mother with her first three children and elders in
A demonstration of female handicrafts, early 1930s.
Women spinners are dressed in early-fifteenth-century Lombard costumes.
Sicilian women doing menial labor.
Assembly-line workers at the ICO medical equipment factory in
laboring under the slogan "Build, and if necessay, struggle and win."
Migrant field laborers in Emilia, 1930s.
The secretarial pool at the Perugina Candy Works, 1928.
The company canteen at the Perugina Candy Works, 1928.
Angiola Moretti (left) and Wanda Gorjux address fascist women,
A fascist women's luncheon under the banner of the House of Savoy,
Pavia, early 1930s.
The ring ceremony, 1935:
Mothers of fallen soldiers with PNF secretary Starace and Church prelates.
A soup kitchen for mothers at Turin, staffed by fascist patronesses,
First gathering of rural housewives in Enna, Sicily, 1935.
Italian Partisans Patrolling in Milan, 1945.
Civilian resistance fighters, or partisans, played an active role
in defeating Hitler’s forces in Italy. While thousands of Italian soldiers
were forced to fight alongside the Nazis in Italy or on the Russian front,
most Italian citizens opposed Mussolini’s Fascist regime. As the war came
to an end in 1945, partisans captured Mussolini and executed him. In this
photo, the partisans are women.
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