Numerous institutional and cultural initiatives recalled the centenary of D’Annunzio’s occupation of Fiume-Rijeka in 1919, and his personality as probably the most famously controversial poet-soldier of the 20th century. Among these, the Consorzio Culturale del Monfalconese – particularly focused on the history of the Venetia Giulia region, pro-posed the “River of Stories: Ronchi-Fiume 1919-2019” exhibition. Curated by Luca G. Manenti in collaboration with the Ronchi dei Legionari city council and the Istituto Re-gionale per la Storia della Resistenza e l’Età Contemporanea nel FVG, the exhibition presented, for the first time, the Attilio Adami private photographic documentation. The paper examines the legacy of Attilio Adami, second lieutenant of the grenadiers of Sar-dinia, who is often remembered as one of the so-called “seven jurors of Ronchi”. On one hand, the family collection reflects various protagonists within the colorful panorama of Fiume that much historiography has neglected; on the other, it presents the significance of a period between WWI and Fiume 1919 occupation that was particularly engaged with the crowds. We discover how Attilio Adami took his place among the protagonists that led the political action in the occupied Fiume and in the Kingdom of Italy thanks to the photographic collection jealously guarded by his family.