In 1852 Leopoldo Alinari, with his brothers Giuseppe and Romualdo, founded a photographic workshop which later grew to become the firm that still bears their name. It was the beginning of a unique endeavor that specialized in photographic portraiture, views of works of art and historical monuments, and it achieved immediate national and international renown. Today, Fratelli Alinari is the oldest firm in the world working in the field of photography, the image and communication. The birth of photography and the story of the firm go hand-in-hand in their development and growth: tangible evidence of this is the immense Alinari-owned fund of 3,500,000 photographs, collected in the Alinari Archives. Ranging from daguerreotypes to modern color photos, the fund is continuously growing thanks to a rational policy of new acquisitions and new photographic campaigns. In 2001, the Digital Archive was inaugurated. It continues to grow and progress constantly with images that can be consulted. Below are just a few images of the wine harvest in the Chianti, located in the Alinari's native region of Tuscany.
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