Creator

Medium

Photographic card

Dimensions

3.3 x 4.9

Credit Line

Long-term Loan from the Estate of Boris Blick, 2015

Accession Number

2015.560

Creator Biography

Creator Unknown, American.

Description

Small black and white photograph of the Adrian Mausoleum, Rome. The description on the back of the card reads, "The Adrain Mausoleum is the only very ancient structure in Rome which seems to-day in good repair. It was built by the Emperor Hadrian, who occupied the imperial throne from the year 117 to the year 138. The only object of the building was for a sepulcher for himself. It is approached by a most beautiful bridge, called the Bridge of the Angel, which is adorned with numerous beautiful pieces of statuary. The Emperor was noted for his travels throughout his dominion which covered the known world, and his travels were everywhere marked by the erection of beautiful buildings..."

Provenance

"New Series Photo-Lithographic View Cards with Jersey Coffee. Handsome. Historical. Instructive. One Hundred Views. Embracing Columbian Exposition Buildings, Grandest National Scenery in the world, and finest Monuments of Ancient and Modern Architecture. One card in each one-pound package. No two cards alike in any single case of coffee. This card belongs to the Series. Dayton Spice Mills Co., sole manufacturers. Dayton, Ohio, U.S.A."

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