Category: 1888

The Eiffel Tower under construction in 1888. P…

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

Workers on a scaffolding, Eiffel Tower, 1888

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Go Back to Bed

Galena Weekly Republican, Kansas, November 24, 1888

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Portrait of a young Hungarian lady, around 1888 to 1890.

Portrait of a young Hungarian lady, around 1888 to 1890.

Well Behaved Corpse

Oakland Tribune, California, February 11, 1888

Thomas Edison listening to an early phonograph, 1888

Thomas Edison listening to an early phonograph, 1888

The Weekly Register, Point Pleasant, West Virginia, May 30, 1888

The Weekly Register, Point Pleasant, West Virginia, May 30, 1888

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View of Santa Fe, New Mexico looking southeast from Rosario Chapel

Photographer: William Henry Jackson
Date: 1886-1892?
Negative Number 118203

Notable buildings on the horizon include (from left to right) the courthouse, St. Francis Cathedral, St. Michael’s College dormitory (now Lamy building), and the short-lived double domed territorial capitol building. 

Atchison Daily Patriot, Kansas, February 13, 1888

Atchison Daily Patriot, Kansas, February 13, 1888

The Alabama Courier, Athens, Alabama, July 19, 1888

The Alabama Courier, Athens, Alabama, July 19, 1888