Last updated on 11th November, 2017 at 07:52 pmRulers and especially important people may write history, but ordinary people are the ones who actually make it, and to begin to write about the habits, lifestyle, and obvious difficulties of society in the early 20th century we would need many pages and it would be very difficult to write clearly and accurately.
Everything becomes easier with these old photos of Corfu which reveal to us the life in that distant era.
Observing facial expressions, their dress, or watching them working hard in the fields, we understand many things about their way of life, we discover that their world and their character was very different.
We see ordinary people trying to survive in a difficult environment, where the work was hard and lasted almost all day, material possessions were very limited and only enjoyed by a narrow circle of wealthy people.
Their faces show innocence if we compare them with modern people, lacking greed and consumerism, mostly poor but happier, it seems looking at the prematurely aged but cheerful faces, than their wealthier descendants
The women were especially worthy of admiration, it is more than obvious that their life was very hard, they worked hard and were socially oppressed both by the social environment but mainly from their family, to such an extent that makes us wonder how they managed to live , something that today’s women certainly could not put up with.
Fortunately the world is changing, and development solves many of the problems of the past but it also creates new issues and divisions.
We simply present these old Corfu photos, so everyone can draw their own conclusions.