Category: 1888

The face of Shrewsburys trade: Amazing vintage photographs captured Shropshire shop fronts in 1888.

Graves of a Catholic woman and her Protestant husband, who were not allowed to be buried together. Het Oude Kerkhof, Roermond, the Netherlands, 1888

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Bicycling ensemble, – Black wool – Circa 1888,
USA – museum purchase                                     


Santa Fe Plaza in Summer

Santa Fe, New Mexico – ca 1888

Photo By: Dana B. Chase

Negative #011258


Wilhelm II, King of Prussia and German Kaiser

Ice conditions at Niagara Falls during the winter of 1888

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Silent ‘Grand Schema’ Monks of the Russian Orthodox Church, Balaam Monastery, Russisan Karelia 1888

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The Eiffel Tower under construction in 1888. Photo by Louis-Émille Durandelle.

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This was part of an exhibition at the J. Paul Getty Museum in 2013-2014 on architectural photography, In Focus: Architecture.

“The Centennial Exposition of 1889 was organized by the French government to commemorate the French Revolution. Bridge engineer Gustave Eiffel’s 984-foot (300-meter) tower of open-lattice wrought iron was selected in a competition to erect a memorial at the exposition. Twice as high as the dome of St. Peter’s in Rome or the Great Pyramid of Giza, nothing like it had ever been built before. This view was made about four months short of the tower’s completion. Louis-Émile Durandelle photographed the tower from a low vantage point to emphasize its monumentality. The massive building barely visible in the far distance is dwarfed under the tower’s arches.

Incidentally, the tower’s innovative glass-cage elevators, engineered to ascend on a curve, were designed by the Otis Elevator Company of New York, the same company that designed the Getty Center’s diagonally ascending tram.“

  • Text from the J. Paul Getty Museum’s Website

Workers on a scaffolding, Eiffel Tower, 1888

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Galena Weekly Republican, Kansas, November 24, 1888

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