The Photographic Collection of the Archivio Storico Ricordi
The photo collection originated during the second half of the 1800s and covers the whole of the 1900s, counting thousands of items thanks mainly to the interest shown by Giulio Ricordi for this new artform. Photography had become an increasingly indispensable medium within an editor’s production system, as evidenced by Casa Ricordi’s early periodicals such as Musica e Musicisti and Ars et Labor. Currently, around 1,000 historical photos can be freely viewed online on the archive's Collezione Digitale.
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