Physical description: Ellen and Alan Iannacito. Alan Iannacito's (donor) grandparents Angelo (1872-1959) and Nellie Carmela Celestina DeLemma Cito/Iannacito (1884-1974) came to the US from Italy around 1890. Angelo homesteaded land in Colorado that he farmed for many years. Nellie and Angelo had eight children: Angelina, Tony, Mike, Flora, Susie, Elmer, Danny and Charles (Alan's dad). The donor Alan Iannacito is the son of Charles and Ellen Ann Cito and the grandson of Nellie and Angelo Cito/Iannacito.
This photograph is a digital scan of an original photograph lent for copying during the Italians of Colorado project. The original photograph is not owned by History Colorado. The digital scan was donated with permissions (see permissions in Registrar's file) and accessioned into the History Colorado collection.
In 2002, the Colorado Historical Society (now known as History Colorado) founded the Colorado Italian American Preservation Association (CIAPA). A volunteer organization, CIAPA’s mission is to work collaboratively with the Society and other organizations to develop, support and coordinate projects that preserve, promote and celebrate Italian American culture and heritage. Since 2002, CIAPA has carried out its mission by meeting with people from the Colorado Italian American community, recording their stories and creating an archive of research materials that includes oral histories, photographs, moving images, sound recordings and artifacts. To date, CIAPA has helped the Society acquire over 200 oral histories, 600 artifacts and nearly 6,000 photographs. Since 2002, CIAPA has developed over 4,000 research files, all of which document the history, culture and traditions of Italian American families in Colorado.
See MSS.02595 Alan Iannacito files for additional information and images.