Various different types of materials are included in the exhibition:
Photographs as images
High-resolution scans have been made of around 15,000 photographs discovered in the family albums of the emigrants’ descendants. A selection of 250 digitalized images are on display in the exhibition.
Photographs as objects
Many of the photographs from the descendants’ family albums have a significant value not just as images but also as objects. For example, the photos that the emigrants took in their suitcases when they travelled from Spain to the US, or photos that have been inscribed, held on to tightly, or altered in some way. The exhibition will also include some of these photos as objects because their material nature also tells a story.
Documents as images
Digitalized documents that help us to visually tell each chapter of the story of the Spanish diaspora to the US.