portada de BMM

by Sílvia Domènech
head of the photographic archives of
the historic archives of the city of barcelona

Made up of between five and six million images covering a wide variety of subject matter but with one theme in common: Barcelona. Highlights in the Photographic Archives collection are the images of such events as the 1881 and 1929 Trade Exhibitions, the building of the Via Laietana and the Olympic Games held in 1992. Also included are artists and families inextricably linked to the history of the city from the earliest days of the camera right up to the present day. As a sample of this rich photographic heritage, we present a selection of images of Carnival celebrations during the Republic (1931- 1936).