of an age past, sinking slowly in time. Time which has
witnessed radical changes, transforming our lives and the world
in which we live.
Candid portraits of men and women, memorable for their simplicity
Photographs remembering time, our roots. Testimonies to the harsh conditions
Images of a world almost lost in time, each one important to our piecing
together of old societies and their way of life and work. Essential
for a better understanding of our own progress and time.
The following Gallery has been put together from the 525 photographs,
found in the family albums of Edmond Dapples and his daughter Elvire,
proprietors of the estate in Grezzano from 1886 - 1958. The Dapples
family, patriachal landowners, not without authoritarian methods,
show an unusual respect and sensitivity for the men who were tied to their
The 45 photographs are part of a catalogue, published for
the exhibition held in September 1990 by the "Gruppo di Erci".
A voluntary group working in Luco and Grezzano in the Mugello. They
are dedicated to researching the old rural way of life in the area.
We would like to thank the group, who founded the Museum of Rural Culture,
located at the Casa d'Erci in Grezzano.