Item 2008.001.842 - View of Lugano, Switzerland

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View of Lugano, Switzerland

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  • ca. 1890s (Creation)

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1 photograph: W18 x L10.5 x H1 cm

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Lantern slide, glass B&W slide in wood frame. Image framed in black and gold. Handwritten in lack ink on a white sticker on the glass "View of Lugano from Hotel du Parc, Swiss" but Swiss is crossed off in pencil and "Italy" is written overtop. Sticker on wood reads "Lugano Switz" and on wood in pencil "Swiss." On slide itself "7493 Vue du Lugano, prise de l'Hotel du Parc (Suisse)." Image of statue, mountains, seaside town. Lugano in Switzerland borders Italy which may be why Swiss is scratched off and Italy is written overtop.

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Slide loose in frame. Dusty and dirty. Marks on glass, grime. Sticker on wood is yellowing.

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