Architectural Lantern Slides of Switzerland

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Architectural Lantern Slides

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Lantern slides created in Switzerland during the late 19th or early 20th century. Image subjects include castles, churches, cathedrals, and public buildings. These lantern slides were intended for use in architectural pedagogy. Some images include people and fashions of the time.

Creator

G. Massiot & cie

Subject

Cathedrals

Castles

Churches

Fountains

Architecture

City halls

Spatial Coverage

Switzerland

Fribourg

Lausanne

Schaffhausen

Bern

Geneva

Luzern

Basel

Zurich

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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    Hôtel de Ville (15th-17th century), is the seat of the cantonal government. It has a ramp (a monumental inclined plane, built 16th century) without steps, leading to the upper floors. The attached Tour Baudet (1455) contains the cantonal archives. On the ground floor of the southeast wing is the Alabama room, in which the first Geneva Convention (of the Red Cross) was signed in 1864.

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    The tower, the Rathausturm, was built in 1505 as a part of the fortifications of the town wall. The later hall (Rathaus) was added between 1602 and 1606 in Italian Renaissance style but crowned with an Emmentaler-style roof. It is considered one of the most important in Switzerland, combining traditional and Italian Renaissance forms. The local farmer’s market is still held in the arcaded lower floor facing the Reuss river, on the quai (riverside market area of Unter der Egg).

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    Additions by Salvisberg later removed.

    Berne suffered a large fire in 1405; the oldest part of the Rathaus dates from immediately after the fire (ground-floor lobby with sculptures, ca. 1406). The building was built 1406-1415 in late Gothic style under Henry of Gengenbach and Hans Hetzel, a carpenter from Rottweil. From 1865 to 1868, there was a Neo-Gothic reconstruction under Frederick Salvisberg. A further alteration in 1940-1942 by Robert Grimm stripped away some of the Neo-Gothic ornamen…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    The tower, the Rathausturm, was built in 1505 as a part of the fortifications of the town wall. The later hall (Rathaus) was added between 1602 and 1606 in Italian Renaissance style but crowned with an Emmentaler-style roof. It is considered one of the most important in Switzerland, combining traditional and Italian Renaissance forms. The local farmer’s market is still held in the arcaded lower floor facing the Reuss river, on the quai (riverside market area of Unter der Egg).

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    As Fribourg’s territory expanded, the city’s political influence grew, and by 1478 it was made a free imperial city. The town hall (from 1501), on the site of the Zähringen Fortress (destroyed 15th century), is Late Gothic in style. The ground-plan is trapezoidal, and it was originally a granary. [Hans Felder completed it in 1522. It is located within Fribourg’s Old City and today seats the Cantonal Parliament and Court.]

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01