Erminio Sella

The photographic series by Erminio Sella (1865-1948) consisting of about 3,200 phototypes (negatives and original prints) documents travels to the United States (1898), India and Sri Lanka (1899) and Central America (1902, Trinidad and Tobago, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela). Also important are the photographic collections illustrating scenes of family life, his homes in San Gerolamo and in Sardinia, and work at the “Sella and Mosca” winery which he founded in 1899 with his cousin Edgardo Mosca. Of particular interest are about one hundred plates recording timber imports from Russia and the construction of a new district of a Russian city designed by Riccardo Gualino, some pictures of whom were taken during a trip together to Corsica.