The community-based organisation La Casa de la Barceloneta 1761 has opened a section on its website (casadelabarceloneta1761.bcn.cat) called “El Fondo Fotogr.fico Popular”. This event at first sight may seem unremarkable. However, there is a fascinating project behind it: creating a virtual photo collection that shows real Barceloneta life in the 20th century. This idea arose in 2014. Its authors approached the public through newspapers every couple of months asking them to contribute to this unique popular archive. The response was enthusiastic: people studied their family albums looking for photographs on different topics – beach, port, festivals, traditions, people, sports and others. This step-by-step collection process helped with sorting out the materials. Photographs were copied in high resolution, and the originals were returned to their owners. Access to a collection of 770 unpublished pictures of one of the oldest and most flamboyant neighbourhoods is now open to everyone.