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The Franco-Prussian War was brought about by rising tensions between France and Prussia in the 1860s. France, under Emperor Napoleon III, was determined to check the growth of Prussian power and avenge what it saw as a series of diplomatic humiliations. Prussia, under Chancellor Otto von Bismarck, believed that a Prussian-led war of the German states against France would be a decisive act leading to creation of a unified German empire. The conflict began on July 19, 1870, when France declared war. The French army proved woefully unprepared and suffered ...
St. Hubert's Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
This photochrome print of the Royal Galleries St. Hubert in Brussels is part of “Views of Architecture and Other Sites in Belgium” from the catalog of the Detroit Publishing Company (1905). Located at the city center, this shopping arcade was designed by the architect Jean-Pierre Cluysenaar (1811–80) and opened in 1847 under the reign of King Leopold I to celebrate Belgium's independence in 1830. The arcade consists of two main sections, the King's Gallery and the Queen's Gallery, which are separated by a colonnade. With its ...
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Piazza of the Cathedral, Milan, Italy
This photochrome print of the cathedral square (Piazza del Duomo) in Milan is part of “Views of Architecture and Other Sites in Italy” from the catalog of the Detroit Publishing Company (1905). The Duomo di Milano (Cathedral of Milan) is one of the largest Christian churches in the world. Construction of the cathedral began in 1386 on the site of two older basilicas under the patronage of the prominent Visconti family. The cathedral took nearly five hundred years to complete. Nicolas de Bonaventure (active circa 1390), Jean Mignot (active circa ...
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Philadelphia Arcade. Joseph L. Moore, Dealer in Fancy & Staple Dry Goods
This lithograph by George Lehman (circa 1800–70) shows the south front of the Philadelphia Arcade, which was designed by John Haviland and erected in 1826−27 on Chestnut Street between 5th and 6th Streets. Joseph L. Moore was a dealer in fancy and dry goods in New York, and this advertisement is for his Philadelphia branch, with a separate section for selling wholesale. The legend says that the store “is constantly receiving from New-York auctions every description of goods in his line which will be sold at very reduced ...
Public Baths. Thomas E. J. Kerrison's Arcade-Baths
William H. Rease, born in Pennsylvania circa 1818, was the most prolific lithographer of advertising prints in Philadelphia during the 1840s and 1850s. This advertisement shows the public bathhouse, originally built 1826−27 as a gallery of shops after the designs of John Haviland at 615−19 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia. Patrons enter through arches to the interior of the arcade, which has stairs over a central enclosed space that is flanked by corridors of rooms. The front facade also contains statuary and advertising signs in two niches above gated cellar ...