MAJORANA U.S.A. 1957
A few years ago my father gave me a box containing the negatives of family archives that belonged to my grandfather Claudio Majorana. The box had been stored in our family's country house attic for about 50 years and contained almost 4000 frames shot between 1940 and 1959.
Each strip of 36 frame rolls was rolled up and wrapped in vellum paper where my grandfather wrote a date and the related events. Considering the range of time in which these pictures were shot, the oldest negatives had been left rolled up for about 70 years.
Among them I found the pictures taken by my grandfather during the first Sicilian political mission to United States. In 1957 he was part of the Sicilian delegation that was invited by the American State Department to develop relationships between American and Sicilian economy and finance.
Right now I'm working on the restoration and digitization of the archives.
Take a look at the pictures shot in New York City and Washington DC during the political mission before the final project is completed. The full article was published by Leica (link here).