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:

    According to the 9th ed. (1888-1890) of the Encyclopaedia Britannica, this is the “great cantonal school, comprising a gymnasium, a technical school (preparatory to the polytechnicum at Zurich) and a mercantile school.” Further in the entry it notes that St. Gall was industrialized, engaged in the textile industry. “In 1872 6384 machines that produced embroidery and chain-stitched fabrics were in use; in 1882, 14,883 machines.”

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01