Poschiavo Old Photos
Photographs of Poschiavo many years ago
Lago Bianco, Bernina Pass, where a dam was built for hydroelectric power
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Lago Bianco, Bernina Pass, where a dam was built for hydroelectric power
Bernina Ospizio, important staging post on the Pass. ca 1908
Bernina Ospizio, important staging post on the Pass. ca 1908
Bernina Ospizio,transport of wine from Valtellina
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Bernina Ospizio,transport of wine from Valtellina
Bernina Strada, ca 1900
Bernina Strada, ca 1900
Bernina Pass sleighs
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Bernina Pass sleighs
Bernina Pass with mules
Bernina Pass with mules
Bernina Strada, on the way down
Bernina Strada, on the way down
Bernina Strada, Hotel La Rösa, built 1899, with carriage
Bernina Strada, Hotel La Rösa, built 1899, with carriage
Palü glacier, view from Alp Grüm, 1901
Palü glacier, view from Alp Grüm, 1901
Val di Campo, a beautiful mountain valley ideal for walking, biking and climbing
Val di Campo, a beautiful mountain valley ideal for walking, biking and climbing
Mule Transport
Mule Transport
Strada Bernina above San Carlo
Strada Bernina above San Carlo
Avalanche at Urezza, San Carlo  1902
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Avalanche at Urezza, San Carlo 1902
San Carlo, ca 1890
San Carlo, ca 1890
San Carlo Borromeo Church, San Carlo, dating from 17th century.  ca 1900
San Carlo Borromeo Church, San Carlo, dating from 17th century. ca 1900
San Carlo, Strada Principale ca 1900
San Carlo, Strada Principale ca 1900
Primary school class, San Carlo 1935
Primary school class, San Carlo 1935
Road from San Carlo to Poschiavo 1969
Road from San Carlo to Poschiavo 1969
Poschiavo ca 1912
Poschiavo ca 1912
Coach coming down to Poschiavo from the Bernina Pass
Coach coming down to Poschiavo from the Bernina Pass
House of Luigi Maria Marchesi, blacksmith, at Cima Villa, (my great grandfather) ca 1910
House of Luigi Maria Marchesi, blacksmith, at Cima Villa, (my great grandfather) ca 1910
Swiss army passing through Cima Villa, Poschiavo, 1919
Swiss army passing through Cima Villa, Poschiavo, 1919
Cow being shod at the forge at Cima Villa 1969
Cow being shod at the forge at Cima Villa 1969
Piazza ca 1926. Horse pulling a vehicle, before they were allowed in Canton Grigione
Piazza ca 1926. Horse pulling a vehicle, before they were allowed in Canton Grigione
San Vittore Mauro Church , Poschiavo, where many of our ancestors were baptised, married and buried
San Vittore Mauro Church , Poschiavo, where many of our ancestors were baptised, married and buried
Piazza Comune, Poschiavo, ca 1900
Piazza Comune, Poschiavo, ca 1900
Piazza Comune. Poschiavo, 1902
Piazza Comune. Poschiavo, 1902
San Vittore Mauro Catholic Church ca 1890,  reconstructed in Gothic style ca1500 on site of an older church
San Vittore Mauro Catholic Church ca 1890, reconstructed in Gothic style ca1500 on site of an older church
Piazza Comune, Poschiavo, ca 1904
Piazza Comune, Poschiavo, ca 1904
Piazza Comune, the old fountain ca 1890
Piazza Comune, the old fountain ca 1890
Typical old house, Poschiavo 2003, before renovation
Typical old house, Poschiavo 2003, before renovation
Typical old house in Poschiavo, by San Giovanni bridge, ca 1900
Old house in Poschiavo. Palazzo Mengotti in rear.
Typical old house in Poschiavo, by San Giovanni bridge, ca 1900
Poschiavo, San Bartolomeo Bridge, livestock market, 1890's
Poschiavo, San Bartolomeo Bridge, livestock market, 1890's
Palazzi (Spanish Houses), Poschiavo, built ca 1860 by successful emigrants
Palazzi (Spanish Houses), Poschiavo, built ca 1860 by successful emigrants
Santa Maria Assunta Church, Poschiavo, very old but restored ca 1700 in Baroque style
Santa Maria Assunta Church, Poschiavo, very old but restored ca 1700 in Baroque style
Hospital San Sisto under construction, 1928
Hospital San Sisto under construction, 1928
Turning the hay
Turning the hay
Hay transport
Hay transport
Hay transport in  winter
Hay transport in winter
Washing clothes in the river, 1950's
Washing clothes in the river, 1950's
Sant'Antonio, Poschiavo - laying of the railway 1908
Sant'Antonio, Poschiavo - laying of the railway 1908
Le Prese 1910, when the railway opened
Le Prese 1910, when the railway opened
Hotel Le Prese before the railway
Hotel Le Prese before the railway
Lago Poschiavo, formed as a result of the ancient avalanches
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Lago Poschiavo, formed as a result of the ancient avalanches
Avalanche, Lago Le Prese 1917
Avalanche, Lago Le Prese 1917.jpg
Avalanche, Lago Le Prese 1917
San Romerio Church, built in 10th century, 1800m above Lake Poschiavo, with Brusio in the valley
San Romerio Church, built in 10th century, 1800m above Lake Poschiavo, with Brusio in the valley
Smuggling over Swiss - Italian border
Smuggling over Swiss-Italian border
Smuggling over Swiss - Italian border
Smugglers mules, 1956
Smugglers mules, 1956
Smugglers 1956
Smugglers 1956
Smugglers - women preparing to go, 1956
Smugglers - women preparing to go, 1956
Contraband corset
Contraband corset
Contraband corset
Smugglers - the women wore special corsets with many pockets
Smugglers - the women wore special corsets with many pockets
Young smugglers, 1956
Young smugglers, 1956
Young smugglers, 1956
Smugglers' route through Viano, to Italy
Smugglers' route through Viano, to Italy
Brusio Viaduct under construction 1909
Brusio Viaduct under construction 1909
Brusio with the famous vaiduct, ca 1910
Brusio with the famous vaiduct, ca 1910
School class at Brusio 1920
School class at Brusio 1920
Campocologno, at the frontier with Italy, ca 1905
Campocologno, at the frontier with Italy, ca 1905
Power Station at Campocolgno, under construction, 1903
Power Station at Campocolgno, under construction, 1903
Campocologno, transport of generator for the new power station ca 1906
Campocologno, transport of generator for the new power station ca 1906
Campocologno, frontier between Switzerland and Italy
Campocologno, frontier between Switzerland and Italy
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