Father and son – the third and fourth generations of the Squillace family of Omega srl (with the founders in the background)
Italy equals leather in the same way that England equals gardens. In Rome and Florence well-ordered workshops are easy to find on the main tourist streets – in Naples, amongst the best in business especially for gloves, there is no sign.
Naples never hands anything to you.
The maps app took us to the exact address and … nothing. No shop window, no big sign, no smell of leather, no sounds of tapping and stitching, no gloves. We were up in the top end of the city and Omega srl had vanished.
The Zulu War – with the Natal Native Contingent: Officers’ Drill
The way the world looked from London in May 1879
The Graphic, an illustrated weekly newspaper from London, takes a sweep around the world and hands back what it sees. Here are some cuttings – the text and illustrations are as produced in the original publication. The award of the Victoria Cross to the “gallant” defenders of Rorke’s Drift is covered in a paragraph.
I have added links to similar articles in recent news – if you have the time please click. Not much seems to change except in the matter of gloves.