PHOTO ARCHIVES

Belgian Congo, Africa - 1930 - The Belgian Congo was the name of the territory in Africa administered by  the Kingdom of Belgium between 1908 and 30 June 1960, independence day, when the country became known as the Democratic Republic of Congo. At "Elisabethville", there was the ''Institute of St. Francis de Sales", where the Salesians ran one of their first educational works. The photo shows students of the Salesian School going home by bicycle.

Lima, Peru - 30 November 1933 - A photograph given as a gift, on which is written "with great respect and filial affection I offer this small gift to the Rector Major, our beloved Father Peter Ricaldone". The text then continues: "from his obedient son in Jesus Christ, Fr John Jeffter". In the picture can be seen the playground of the oratory of St. Rose of Lima, full of boys.

Bahia San Sebastian, Argentina - 1893 - The Bay of San Sebastian is located in the north of the Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego, on the coast of the Argentine Sea in the Atlantic Ocean. The first photographs of the first Salesians in Tierra del Fuego in the midst of people,  living in temporary tents for the pastoral visits.

Jerusalem, Israel - 1907 - Jerusalem is one of the most important religious sites in the world. In 1907 it received the illustrious visit of the Rector Major, Fr Michael Rua. He is seen with students of the Italian school led by a large group of Salesians. As in all his pictures, Don Rua is photographed while doing something particular. In this case, he is holding in his hands two sheets of paper and  an envelope and he has a frown on his face.

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