Photograph of Massimo Iacopo Magi and his wife, July 1945 - en anglais seulement

Black and white photograph of Massimo Iacopo Magi and his wife standing outdoor in July 1945. The couple are likely dressed up for a formal event such as a wedding as both wear flowers (a corsage and boutonnière) on the lapels of their clothing. The photograph was taken four years after Massimo was released from the internment camp.

Massimo Iacopo Magi was born in 1884 in Limano, Bagni di Lucca, Italy. He immigrated to Canada and settled in Toronto where he was the co-owner of the Florentine Lighting Company. On June 10, 1940, Magi was arrested while at work. According to the RCMP, his arrest was due to his affiliation with the Fascio Principe Umberto, where he was the Secretary, and for overseeing the Toronto dopolavoro (after work) group. A number of his employees, including Ruggero Bacci were arrested along with him. At the time of his arrest Massimo and his wife had three adult children, Rina, Iole and Philip, who were living at home.

Magi was released from Camp Petawawa on June 5, 1941. Upon his return home he started another business, Tuscan Manufacturing Company, which imported artifacts from Italy.