Giovanni-Battista & Catterina Manea Fantin


The parents of FG Fantin, pictured here in their maturity, bequeathed popular values which FG Fantin re-elaborated into an anarchist politics. Note the modest sobriety of their dress and the crucifix worn by Signora Fantin nee` Manea. The crucifix was the emblem of a shared communal morality so all pervading that the Italian language then referred, and still to this day refers to some extent, to people as `cristiani'. Note also the gentlemanlike deference which Giovanni Battista accords his wife as mother of the family, standing a little to the side and the rear of her.

Photo courtesy of the Bortoloso family, SVL.

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