This is the fifth in the series
of Nostalgias volumes by Giovanni Bonello in which he lays before the reader handsome sets of photographs taken by artists, mainly Maltese but also some foreigners as is the case of this volume, who recorded the appearance of the landscapes
and seascapes of the Maltese Islands and, to a smaller extent, that of the people who inhabited them in the late nineteenth century and in the first half of the twentieth century. Handsomely bound and elegantly designed like its predecessors, Nostalgias
of Malta: Images by Modiano from the 1900s, should serve as a useful work of reference, or as one of those books through which it is pleasant to idly leaf. Early in 1902, four years after the introduction of picture postcards in Malta, local booksellers
, stationers and souvenir shops started offering the public a new series of cards produced by an Italian publishing house - G. Modiano e Co, Milano. The first known Maltese Modiano card went through the post on April 2,...