Valdocco, Turin - June 1846 - On 12 April 1846, Don Bosco finally transferred the Oratory to the Pinardi house and on 26 June 1846 paid the first installment of the rent. The payment receipt shows how 150 lire were paid for the first semester; today, it is the "proof" of the birth of the new Oratory. Don Bosco retained the receipt

Turin, Italy - 1885 – At the bottom of the picture, the words: "Penultimate filial demonstration of the ancient students that the unforgettable and dear D. Giov. Bosco had in Turin-Valdocco." In the photo, the figure of Don Bosco at center, with Fr Michele Rua sitting on his left.

Niteroi, Brazil - 1883 - First Salesian work in Brazil, in Colegio Santa Rosa, where the first Salesians arrived in 1883 to bring education, social assistance and evangelization to young people.

Shanghai, China - 1926 - Saint Callisto Caravario, SDB, Salesian Protomartyr, poses for a group photo with 21 neo-baptized Christian children and an image of Mary Help of Christians. (In the picture, Saint Callisto Caravario is third from left).

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