Iranian gas stations architecture: elegant and exotic!
Vintage gas stations in Persia: what an elegant and exotic architecture!Read
Technology, you know, often helps us in everyday life, but it sometimes causes job losses. But what if the unemployed were… elephants? Everything happened in the British India in September 1937, as we can read on the Italian newspaper “Corriere della Sera”: Indian elephants lost their work because of… “motorization”! At the time, these animals […]Read
Strange petroleum-based products in the 1900s In the early 1900s people were very attentive to their hair; on newspapers you could find many advertisements for products – sometimes very strange ones – which guaranteed healthy and thick hair. Petroleum-based products, in particular, were very diffused. In Italy, grocers and pharmacists were the first to sell […]Read
How was cycling developing at the beginning of the 20th Century? Let’s discover it with the documents of the Fisogni Museum archive In the Fisogni Museum archive you can find an old booklet, which describes the bicycle with these words: “consider it like a woman to court, to care for, using really good manners”. Are […]Read
On the 19th December 1956 the American intelligence announced the arrests of four men for theft from Gulf Oil, one of the biggest oil companies in the world. The facts were apparently simple, but it could be more complex; a company employee, a gambler deep in debt, stole many documents and maps, results of “many […]Read
Pavia, 22th July 1958. It was a day like any other, but that Friday would be full of emotion for the quiet Italian city. We can read this story in an article of the “Corriere della Sera”, written by Guglielmo Zucconi. That morning, the “drowsy peace” of Pavia was suddenly disturbed by ad “enormous thing”, […]Read