You may be cool, but you'll never be "Dalì-Throwing-Gang-Signs-On-A-Gondola" cool.

These pictures come from one of the biggest photographic archives in Europe, Cameraphoto studio in Venice. Among the 320,000 negatives conserved in the archive are over 50 years of history and culture in the City of Water. From protagonists of the cinema to artists, bizarre invasions of elephants and eccentric characters, walks on water, unlikely inventions and adverse weather conditions - all this and much more has passed through the lens of the agencies photographers.

All this coolness needs to be preserved and handed down to future generations. In order to save the original negatives of these photographs, the owner of the archive launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter.

The purpose of this campaign is to raise sufficient funds to digitize the original photographs and obtain copies of the images in high resolution.

More info: kickstarter.com

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Paul Newman

Paul Newman

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Ashley Fernandes 9 months ago

Uh he was so gorgeous. He'd give guys today a run for their money.

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#2

Sophia Loren

Sophia Loren

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Nikki D 9 months ago

What a lovely dress on a beautiful lady.

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#3

Paul Newman

Paul Newman

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Mother Mary Helen 9 months ago

OMG so handsome

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#4

Salvador Dalì

Salvador Dalì

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Jeff 9 months ago

The gondola rower looks like he needs a hat.

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#5

Brigitte Bardot

Brigitte Bardot

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Natasha Forchione 9 months ago

Why were celebrities of this era and past more beautiful than the ones we call celebrities nowadays?

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#6

Jane Fonda

Jane Fonda

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glowworm2 9 months ago

Look how happy that cat is!

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#7

Catherine Deneuve

Catherine Deneuve

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Conrad Strucker 9 months ago

look how far we've come back then celebrities could think and had hobbies besides driving and surfing insta

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Kirk Douglas

Kirk Douglas

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UniversalMel 9 months ago

No one seems to ask... How are they wearing heels on sand???

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#9

Alain Delon

Alain Delon

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Jeff 9 months ago

The dude behind hims like “eww pidgeon”

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#10

Annamaria Benvenuti

Annamaria Benvenuti

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Nikki D 9 months ago

Bring back full coverage bikini bottoms!

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#11

Sophia Loren With Her Sister Maria

Sophia Loren With Her Sister Maria

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Stefano Aprea 9 months ago

Maria Scicolone, Sophia's sister, got married with Romano Mussolini, son of the italian dictator Benito Mussolini. Romano Mussolini was the "rebel" of the family, playing "negro jazz" during the '30. He used to play jazz on the roof of the summer villa of Mussolinis, and someone reported to the dictator Benito Mussolini this thing. He called the son and asked him "Is it true you playing negro jazz on the roof?", Romano Mussolini replied "Yes", and the dictator said "Well, if i catch you playing that music, better you stay there on the roof and don't come down"...

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#12

Mick Jagger

Mick Jagger

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Last Hurrah 9 months ago

Looks like he's not getting any satisfaction.

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#13

Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso

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Last Hurrah 9 months ago

Just before he was arrested for graffiti on that wall.

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Claudia Cardinale

Claudia Cardinale

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Aunt Messy 9 months ago

When celebrities weren't frightened to smile in public.

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Sean Connery

Sean Connery

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Last Hurrah 9 months ago

The first and best Bond.

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Chet Baker

Chet Baker

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jamie1707 9 months ago

My gosh, he was handsome! Too bad his drug habit aged him well before his time.

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#17

Walt Disney

Walt Disney

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MammaG 9 months ago

"Sir, your duck has no pants."

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#18

Roger Moore

Roger Moore

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Mark 9 months ago

Mmm, this is from the Bond movie Moonraker, not quite the 50s or 60s,more like early 80s.

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Brigitte Bardot

Brigitte Bardot

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Conrad Strucker 9 months ago

"oh my god I left the stove on"

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#20

Burt Lancaster

Burt Lancaster

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desert29rat 9 months ago

He was certainly charismatic.

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#21

Elephants In The Heart Of Venice

Elephants In The Heart Of Venice

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Rabite 9 months ago

Yeah, the elephants look really happy with all the chains and sticks and people on their back...

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#22

Water Ski In Venice's Canals

Water Ski In Venice's Canals

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Nikki D 9 months ago

I thought the canal water was pretty dirty and not good to swim in?

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Totò

Totò

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Stefano Aprea 9 months ago

The "prince" if italian comedy. Like a fusion of Jerry Lewis, Buster Keaton and Bob Hope. He was born in Naples, as illegitimate son of a lady and a marquis. But the marquis never recognized him as his son, so when he got famous and rich, he bought a noble title of Prince. his name was Antonio De Curtis, but after the title, the name became: Antonio Griffo Focas Flavio Angelo Ducas Comneno Porfirogenito Gagliardi De Curtis di Bisanzio. His generosity was proverbial. At the top of the success, he used to go around the poor streets of Naples and handle thousands of banknotes to people who needs. He supported and patroned a dog shelter for hundreds of dogs, sponsored a house for young mothers and dozens of other philanthropist organizations. If you get the chance to watch any of his movies in YT, with english subtitles, give it a try. And choose "Miseria e Nobilta'" :))

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#24

David Niven

David Niven

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desert29rat 9 months ago

One of my favorites.

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#25

Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway

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Max L. 9 months ago

So many thanks for your dinner recipe, mate

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#26

Marcello Mastroianni

Marcello Mastroianni

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