Workers in the Saddle

A newly discovered archive of photos from the Spanish Republic depicts the collectives, institutions, and workplaces of a social revolution.

An avenue, Via Laietana, cuts straight through the heart of Barcelona’s mediaeval core. Its construction began in 1879, as part of a new planned city on a grid. This Eixample, or extension, would house the grand new homes and businesses of a rising bourgeoisie, as well as the workers who were arriving from across Spain […]

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