May 28, 2014

Civitavecchia, Italy. October, 2012

Some traditions hold fast in spite of the encroaching digital age. Like these death notices, a frequent sight in Italy, especially in the South. In this case, a funeral home has its own board for postings. But it’s more common to find these broadsides pasted on walls across the city, letting friends and neighbors learn of a loved one’s passing. These are rather tame graphics compared to those I saw in Naples some 25 years ago.

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