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View of the Port of La Luz and the City of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
This watercolor landscape, painted in about 1889, is by Eliseo Meifrèn y Roig (1859−1940), a Catalonian artist who specialized in impressionist marine seascapes. It represents a partial view of the Bay of La Isleta and Puerto de La Luz, near the northeast tip of the island of Gran Canaria, with the house of the maritime pilot and the English barges that supplied the coal trade. In the distance is the town of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, capital of the Spanish province of Las Palmas. The Puerto de La ...
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Cabildo of Gran Canaria, Canary Islands
Fort Jefferson Lighthouse
This photograph shows Fort Jefferson Lighthouse, one of 30 historic lighthouses in the state of Florida. The origins of the structure go back to 1825, when a 65-foot (20-meter) tower was completed at Bush Key (now known as Garden Key) in the Dry Tortugas and fitted with a light consisting of 23 lamps in 14-inch (35-centimeter) reflectors. Construction of Fort Jefferson began in 1847. The fort covered the entire island and incorporated the lighthouse in its south wall. In 1856 a taller lighthouse was constructed, and in 1858 the Garden ...
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State Library and Archives of Florida
Moonlight View, with Lighthouse, Algiers, Algeria
This photochrome print of the harbor in Algiers is part of “Views of People and Sites in Algeria” from the catalog of the Detroit Publishing Company (1905). Also seen in the image is one of the harbor’s lighthouses, built in 1544, on the site of an old Spanish castle and the fort of Peñón. According to the 1911 edition of Baedeker’s The Mediterranean, seaports and sea routes: Handbook for Travellers, “the sole Harbour, prior to the French period, was the Ancien Port, or Darse de l’Amirauté, constructed ...
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Library of Congress
Feuerbagd'sche (i.e., Fenerbahçe) on Sea of Marmora (i.e., Marmara), Constantinople, Turkey
This photochrome print is part of “Views of People and Sites in Turkey” from the catalog of the Detroit Publishing Company (1905). It shows a view at sunset of the lighthouse at Fenerbahçe Cape, located on the Asian side of the Sea of Marmara in Constantinople (present-day Istanbul). The name Fenerbahçe means "lighthouse garden" in Turkish (from fener, meaning "lighthouse," derived from the lighthouse at Alexandria, which was built on the island of Pharos in 280 BC, and bahçe, meaning "garden"). Lighthouses historically have played an important role in helping ...
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Library of Congress