Physical description: Wedding picture of Caterina "Catherine" Antoinette Granato, 1888-1961 and Francesco "Frank" Giuseppe "Joseph" Capillupo, 1885-1967. Per the donor the bride in this photo was promised to Carmine Capillupo (see PCCLI0387). To avoid marrying Carmine, Catherine's brother Roy Granato hid his sister at Good Shepard for 3 years (not even her parents or other siblings knew where she was) until she was of legal age to marry Francesco Frank Capillupo (brother of Carmine). This was the end agreement between families. See attached article. See PCCLI0394. Note about the story behind the photo is in MSS.2595 Lenora Capillupo Bullock file.
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 Lenora Capillupo Bullock file for additional information and images.