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:

    Saint-Maurice Castle is a castle in the municipality of Saint-Maurice of the Canton of Valais, an area once controlled by the Duchy of Savoy. In 1476, following the Swiss Confederation, Bern began construction of the castle in the narrow Rhone valley at Saint-Maurice. It was completed in 1646 with the expansion of the residential buildings. However, in 1693 a devastating fire in the town, destroyed the warehouse of the castle and much of the gunpowder that was stored there. The narrow canyon …

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

    A covered wooden footbridge spanning diagonally across the Reuss River. Named after the nearby St. Peter’s Chapel, the bridge is unique since it contains a number of interior paintings (some by Hans Heinrich Wägmann) dating back to the 17th century, although many of them were destroyed along with most of the centuries old bridge in a 1993 fire. Subsequently restored, the Kapellbrücke is the oldest wooden covered bridge in Europe, as well as the world’s oldest surviving truss bridge. L…

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

    A covered wooden footbridge spanning diagonally across the Reuss River. Named after the nearby St. Peter’s Chapel, the bridge is unique since it contains a number of interior paintings (some by Hans Heinrich Wägmann) dating back to the 17th century, although many of them were destroyed along with most of the centuries old bridge in a 1993 fire. Subsequently restored, the Kapellbrücke is the oldest wooden covered bridge in Europe, as well as the world’s oldest surviving truss bridge. L…

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

    A covered wooden footbridge spanning diagonally across the Reuss River. Named after the nearby St. Peter’s Chapel, the bridge is unique since it contains a number of interior paintings (some by Hans Heinrich Wägmann) dating back to the 17th century, although many of them were destroyed along with most of the centuries old bridge in a 1993 fire. Subsequently restored, the Kapellbrücke is the oldest wooden covered bridge in Europe, as well as the world’s oldest surviving truss bridge. L…

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

    Lucerne is unique in the fact that its three wooden pedestrian bridges, the 14th century Hofbrücke (now destroyed) and Kapellbrücke and the Spreuerbrücke, all featured painted interior triangular frames. The Spreuerbrücke (1407), now the oldest intact bridge (after the 1993 fire on the Kapellbrücke), is roofed and decorated with some 56 paintings, scenes from the Dance of Death, by Kaspar Meglinger dating from 1626-1635. It has a small chapel at midpoint, added in 1568. Originally, it connect…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • 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 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:

    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:

    It was built in 1694-1698 (replacing an earlier building on the site). It served as the seat of government of the Republic of Zurich until 1798. Since 1803, it has been owned by the Canton of Zurich, housing both the cantonal and the city’s municipal parliaments. It is built on a fundament anchored in the Limmat river, now facing the Limmatquai at a bridge, the so called Rathausbrücke. In 1838 an embankment was constructed along the east bank of the river in front of the old town houses, …

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01