Italians of the Bay Area: The Photographs of Gino Sbrana (CA) (Images of America)

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Book
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ISBN 10
073854664X 
ISBN 13
9780738546643 
Category
History  [ Browse Items ]
Edition
1st ed. 
Publication Year
2006 
Publisher
Pages
128 
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These images are part of the life work of Italian immigrant Gino Sbrana, who started his American life in San Francisco as a vegetable peddler. By 1911, he had launched a large photographic studio, Pisa Foto, at Columbus and Broadway in San Francisco. Later Gino founded a studio in Oakland and, in 1919, settled in San Jose. Not content to confine his artistry to the formally posed studio portrait, he traveled over the Bay Area countryside with his large wooden field camera, using soft light on the shady side of barns or under large oaks to capture his fellow countrymen. Gino posed them in the coastal mist with machetes poised to harvest cauliflower, perched atop their brandnew motorcycles, assembled by trucks loaded with produce from the fields, sleeves rolled up and holding their vino. - from Amzon 
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