Fotocoop. The cooperative history in the images of the photographic archive of Legacoop Nazionale
The Fotocoop databank1, containing images referring to the national and international territories, proposes to the visitor photographic images of the editorial archive of the Editrice Cooperativa. The digitalized images correspond to more than 22.000 prints for a total of 38.000 front/back digitalizations, are dated from the end of years forties to the end of seventies of 20th century and show initiatives, conferences and congresses of the field national associations and also the activities made by the cooperatives acting in the various Italian regions and districts. The pictures made also by the best international photographic agencies, show working moments, institutional moments of cooperative societies or organisations representing cooperatives both Italian and foreign, pictures of cooperative managers and political and union manifestations. The collection, through the course of pictures, is a witness of the deep historic, economic and custom changes that occurred in Italy from after the second world war up to the eighties of 20th century.
1 Fotocoop. The cooperative history in the pictures of the photographic archive of Legacoop Nazionale, http://www.cooperazione.net/ StoriaCooperativa/index.asp, databank curated by Anna Gurioli, Elena Romagnoli. Italian Documentation Centre on Cooperatives and Social Economy, 2014.