Architectural Lantern Slides of Switzerland

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Architectural Lantern Slides

Description

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:

    The island facing Place Bel-Air and its bridge spanning the two banks, always was a strategic point and Julius Caesar himself came to Geneva in 58 BCE and had the bridge destroyed. In the 13th century, a fortified castle was erected in order to watch for and repel the Savoyards. During the 14th century, as the era of Geneva’s fairs grew, the island became a large market. Damaged by several fires, the castle was demolished in 1677, save for its tower, which was restored in 1897.

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

    The 18th century was a time of very active secular building in Berne, but the only church building of these years was the Heiliggeistkirche (1726-1729), which is an interesting example of Protestant church building during the Swiss Baroque period with stucco decoration by Joseph Anton Feuchtmayr. [Niklaus Schiltknecht is listed as the architect. The church is on a historic registry.]

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

    The top spire is now gone, replaced 1983-1985.

    The St. Johanns-Tor (and Thomas Tower) was built after 1356 and is a former city gate and defense tower in the ancient city walls of Basel. It is one of the three remaining gateways and a heritage site. It was formerly a part of the third mediaeval ring of fortifications that was constructed round the whole city (and incorporated new areas including the St. Johanns-Vorstadt) shortly after the great earthquake of 1356. In 1888, the Thomas Tower, …

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01