HERITAGE

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A Collection of Colonial Illustrations

Sultan-Yusuf-Ali-Kenadid

Although Italian involvement in the colonial project started late and was hesitant, a colonialist consciousness was being forged throughout the second half of the nineteenth century. Visual and print culture were crucial to the process of mass communication. Middle class Italians who subscribed to illustrated periodicals were treated to extensive reports of the wonders of …