Wedding Portrait of Carl Rotola and Piorina Lombardi
Physical description: Wedding portrait of Carl Rotola and Piorina Lombardi. Married at Mt. Carmel Church in 1902. Groom in three-piece suit, white shirt and tie, boutonniere in lapel. Hair parted on right, handle-bar mustache. Bride and groom are holding hands. Bride has long sleeve, high neck wedding gown. Watch pinned to left side, necklace, bouquet in left arm. Veil attached to flowers on her head. Carl Rotolo born 1878, in Cerreto Compobasso, Italy; died September 24, 1935, in Denver, Colorado. Piorina Lombardi Rotola born 1886, in Abruzzi, Italy; died October 30, 1945, Denver, Colorado. Couple had five children.
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 files for additional information and images.
See the record for Mss.02595 for full project details including how the documentation project came to be and a complete photography log of all photographs scanned during the project. This record also notes artifacts, files and oral histories collected during the project. Image and permissions given to HC by Ralph and Rosemary Mancinelli (see Ralph and Rosemary Mancinelli; and Pisto Family MSS.02595 file).