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:

    Originally a three-aisled Romanesque basilica dating from ca. 1080. Parts of the crypt and some wall paintings survive from this phase. In 1135 it became the abbey church of an Augustinian monastery (dedicated to St. Leonard of Noblac, died 559). The Basel earthquake of 1356 destroyed the monastery and much of the church, which was rebuilt in Gothic style beginning in 1360. A new building program was started in 1481, creating a Gothic hall church. From 1489 Hans Niesenberger the elder worked …

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

    The Munot is a circular (ring-shaped) 16th century fortification for defense of the canton south of the Swiss city of Schaffhausen. It is surrounded by vineyards and serves as the city’s symbol. It was an artillery fortress overlooking the Rhine river with elevated cannon emplacements. It was already rather militarily outmoded by the time it was built. The city of Schaffhausen came into being at the location where trading ships had to set anchor because the Rhine Falls made it impossible …

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

    The northern gate of the city is the Schwabentor. The tower itself was first mentioned as the “new tower” in 1361, built as a defense against the Swabians. It was later added to in 1555 and 1608. In 1782 it was capped with a Mansard roof and cupola (and clock with chimes); these were destroyed by fire in 1932 and in 1933-1935 it was restored back to an earlier version, with a simple hipped roof.

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01