Padua

The thirty-five postcards of Padua show exteriors of the Basilica of Saint Francis and the square of the same name with the sculpture of the condottiere Gattamelata by Donatello, and the frescos in the Scrovegni Chapel by Giotto. The latter are photographs by the well-known Roman firm founded by James Anderson, one of the pioneers of photography in Italy.

Some are photographs by Emilio Camps himself, others are by publishers like SAF, Foto Celere or the Milanese firms Alberto Traldi and Stabilimenti dalle Nogare & Armetti, from which there is a postcard of the Loggia Amulea. Many were produced by the Basilica’s own publisher, Edizioni Messaggero di San Antonio, still in operation today.