Architectural Lantern Slides of Italy

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Architectural Lantern Slides

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Lantern slides created in Italy during the late 19th or early 20th century. Image subjects include arenas, basilicas, cathedrals, chapels, churches, fountains, gardens, loggias, public buildings, ruins, sculpture, tombs. These lantern slides were intended for use in architectural pedagogy. Some images include people and fashions of the time.

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G. Massiot & cie

Subject

Theaters

Churches

Palaces

Fountains

Temples

City halls

Architecture

Monuments

Statues

Cathedral

Monasteries

Spatial Coverage

Siena

Agrigento

Florence

Pisa

Italy

Venice

Palermo

Ravenna

Vicenza

Padua

Tivoli

Pompeii

Vatican City

Perugia

Pistoia

Rome

Brescia

Mantua

Verona

Assisi

Naples

Bologna

Milan

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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    Bridge over the Tiber in northern Rome. It was an economically and strategically important bridge in the era of the Roman Empire and was the site of the famous Battle of Milvian Bridge (between the Roman Emperors Constantine I and Maxentius in 312). A bridge stood on the site in 206 BCE. In 115 BCE, consul Marcus Aemilius Scaurus built a new bridge made of stone in the same position, demolishing the old one. Soon after the election in 1800 of Pius VII, Valadier was put in charge of works on t…

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    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    The Two Towers, both of them leaning, are the symbol of the city. They are located at the intersection of the roads that lead to the five gates of the old ring wall (mura dei torresotti). The taller one (97.5 m) is called the Asinelli while the smaller but more leaning tower is called the Garisenda (48 m). Their names derive from the families which are traditionally (but undocumented) credited for their construction between 1109 and 1119. In the early 14th century Bologna boasted more than 17…

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    1910-01-01
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    G. Massiot & cie
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    One of the southern gates in the 3rd-century Aurelian Walls of Rome, Italy. The Ostiense Museum is housed within in the gatehouse. Just to the west is the Pyramid of Cestius, an Egyptian-style pyramid, and beyond that is the Protestant Cemetery. The original name of the gate was Porta Ostiensis because it was located at the beginning of via Ostiense, the road that connected Rome and Ostia. It was enlarged and the towers extended by Honorius. Later, it was renamed to the Italian Porta San Paol…

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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    The Mausoleum of Hadrian, usually known as the Castel Sant'Angelo, is a towering cylindrical building in Rome, initially commissioned (and actually designed) by the Roman Emperor Hadrian as a mausoleum for himself and his family. The building was later used as a fortress and castle, and is now a museum. Originally the mausoleum was a decorated cylinder, with a garden top and golden quadriga. Hadrian’s ashes were placed here a year after his death in Baiae in 138. Following this, the r…

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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    In 1535, Pope Clement VII allocated the toll income of the bridge to erecting the statues of the apostles saint Peter and Saint Paul.

    The famous Ponte Sant'Angelo (pedestrians only), the ancient Pons Aelius or Pons Adrianus, was built by Emperor Hadrian in 134 AD as a fitting approach from the Campus Martius to his mausoleum, known since the Middle Ages as the Castel Sant'Angelo. Although the Roman bridge was decorated with statues, it was transformed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini when he …

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    G. Massiot & cie
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    After the stable period of Paduan rule, the dynamic Scaligeri [lords of Verona] became rulers of Vicenza (1311-1387). The eastern gate leading towards Verona was fortified with a strengthened Castello (1343), and the Scaligeri began to reorganize the expanded city, including the suburbs. A new ring of walls (ca. 1365-1381) was added to the old walls, which were left intact. Between the tower of Porta Castello, the stronghold of the Rocchetta, Porta Nuova and Porta Santa Croce, regular blocks …

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    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    The center three spans are original Roman.

    The famous Ponte Sant'Angelo (pedestrians only), the ancient Pons Aelius or Pons Adrianus, was built by Emperor Hadrian in 134 AD as a fitting approach from the Campus Martius to his mausoleum, known since the Middle Ages as the Castel Sant'Angelo. Although the Roman bridge was decorated with statues, it was transformed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini when he designed the ten statues on the balustrade of angels holding the symbols of the Passion. Th…

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    G. Massiot & cie
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    Caecilia Metella , or Caecilia Metella Cretica (fl. 69 BC) was daughter of the consul Quintus Caecilius Metellus Creticus, who was consul 69 BC, and a daughter-in-law of Crassus. The tomb is of the type having a cylindrical body set on a square base. This cylinder, faced with travertine marble and crowned with a marble frieze in relief with festoons between bucranes, is 11 metres high and 29.5 metres in diameter. In 1302 the Caetani family incorporated the tomb in their castle (Castrum Caetan…

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    1910-01-01
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    G. Massiot & cie
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    The Torre della Pallata is the only one of a group of four towers built in the Middle Ages still extant. It is situated on the corner between Via Pace and Corso Mameli. It was built as part of the defense of the Porta di San Giovanni, and part of the city walls. Its name probably derives from a fence erected as a defense (a palisade). In the fifteenth century other decorative elements were added; the clock in 1461 and the top battlements (merlons) and brick turret, added between 1476 and 1481…

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    G. Massiot & cie
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    Built in the same period (towards the end of the 12th century) as the other remaining towers of the original city walls; St. Vitale tower (east) and Porta Nuova tower (west). The tower is square and about 40 m high.

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    G. Massiot & cie
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    A fortified bridge over the Adige River. The segmental arch bridge featured the world’s largest span at the time of its construction (48.70 m). The della Scala (Scaligeri) family developed Verona as a military stronghold with the construction of several fortresses, such as Castelvecchio (1354-1376), as well as several bridges. The Ponte di Castelvecchio was for their own exclusive use, and was a means to cross the river from the fortress. It was built (most likely in 1354-1356) by Cangran…

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    Ravenna, Italy - St. Apollinaire Cloister

    Originally built as Theodoric’s palace church and dedicated to the Saviour, it was rededicated to St Martin of Tours during the episcopate of Agnellus (556-569) and finally to St Apollinaris in the 9th century, probably after the saint’s relics were translated there in 856. It is a standard western basilica with a nave and two aisles, an apse and arcaded colonnades. The sumptuous mosaics reflect the dominant role that mosaics had assumed in t…

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