CNT union of Barbers of Barcelona. “At last we are free!”
Barcelona 1938 David Seymour. I’m not sure if that is the Boqueria market or Barceloneta market. If the latter it would make it 18 September 1938 on which more than 40 people were killed. Sant Antoni market was also hit. Original here at Magnum.
A colourised version of the famous and iconic Marina Ginestà photo standing on the roof of the Hotel Colón in Plaça Catalunya on 21 July 1936. In fact she was never a militia fighter. She worked through the war as a journalist and as an interpreter for the Soviet correspondent Mijaíl Koltsov. This colourised version of Hans Gutmann (Juan Guzman)’s original is by Jared Enos. Great job and gives impression of photo a little overexposed due to the sunlight which adds authenticity
Demonstration in France, Paris I think, denouncing the judicial murder of the founder of the Modern School the libertarian thinker Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia. He was executed in Montjuic Castle, Barcelona for his alleged role in the 1909 Tragic Week, though he was almost certainly innocent There were also large protests in London and elsewhere.
One of the revolutionary changes in Catalonia during the war, was the establishment of the CENU (Consell de l’Escola Nova Unificada) school board on 27 July 1936 which provided free, secular, mixed education for ALL, including to my knowledge the creation of the first free public nurseries in Spain.
We could do with going back to this universal system today, instead of the elitist public/semi-private/private modal which dominates today in Catalonia.