Piazza della Signoria, 1966  Florence, Italy  Relocating painting after massive flooding in Florence

hauntedbystorytelling: “ David Lees :: the 1966 Florence flood [for Life magazine] ”

Flood of Florence 1966

On November 1966 the Arno river flooded most of the city center damaging millions of art treasures and books. The flood left many marks on the city and its artistic patrimony, many pieces of artwork are still under restoration over 40 years later.

A man rescuing a boy on a flooded street of Florence. Florence, November 1966 MONDADORI PORTFOLIO/Giorgio Lotti

Italian Vintage Photographs ~ ~ A man rescuing a boy on a flooded street of Florence.

Santa Croce – Florence, flood 1966

Santa Croce – Arnolfo di Cambio (attributed to)

Volunteers gathering flood-damaged books in Italian State Archives in #Uffizi Museum. #Florence, Italy, 1966.

vintagelibraries: “ Volunteers gathering flood-damaged books in Italian State Archives in Uffizi Museum.

A child making his contribution to the cleaning of a flooded street. #Florence, 1966. MONDADORI PORTFOLIO/Giorgio Lotti/Mario De Biasi/Sergio Del Grande

A child posing while he is making his contribution to the cleaning of a flooded street.

Italian Photographer: View of the Piazza Santa Croce after the flood of Florence 4th November 1966,  Museo di Storia della Fotografia Fratelli Alinari.  Florence in War and Flood

Italian Photographer: View of the Piazza Santa Croce after the flood of Florence November Museo di Storia della Fotografia Fratelli Alinari. Florence in War and Flood

Destruction in front of the National Library. We thanks #angelidelfango that saved the cultural heritage of #Florence

destruction in front of the Biblioteca Nazionale (National Library)

Some Italian people putting their objects to safety after the flood. Florence, November 1966 MONDADORI PORTFOLIO/Giorgio Lotti

Some Italian people putting their objects to safety after the flood.

Angeli del fango saving artwork in #Florence

hauntedbystorytelling: “ David Lees :: the 1966 Florence flood [for Life magazine] ”

"The flood threatens Masaccio's ""Holy Trinity"" located in the basilica of Santa Maria Novella. Florence, 1966." MONDADORI PORTFOLIO/Giorgio Lotti/Mario De Biasi/Sergio Del Grande

"The flood threatens Masaccio's ""Holy Trinity"" located in the basilica of…

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