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Image of The Arc de Triomphe de l'Étoile in Paris, France

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The Arc de Triomphe de l'Étoile in Paris, France

Albumen print

8 3/4 in. x 10 3/4 in. (22.23 cm x 27.31 cm)
Gift of Charles Brand, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of History

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 2014.8.12
Geography: Europe, France, Paris
Classification: Fine and Visual Arts; Photographs; Photographic Prints
Culture/Nationality: French
Collection: Charles Brand Collection

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  • architecture
  • photographs - Refers to still images produced from radiation-sensitive materials (sensitive to light, electron beams, or nuclear radiation), generally by means of the chemical action of light on a sensitive film, paper, glass, or metal. Photographs may be positive or negative, opaque or transparent. The concept does not include reproductive prints of documents and technical drawings, for which descriptors found under "" are more appropriate. The concept may include photographs made by digital means.
  • triumphal arches - Monumental structures containing at least one arched passageway and erected to honor an important person or to commemorate a significant event, particularly a victory in war. The basic form consisted of two piers connected by an arch, over which was placed a superstructure that served as a base for statues and bore commemorative inscriptions. Triumphal arches generally spanned a roadway used for triumphal processions. They are associated with ancient Roman architecture, however, they possibly developed elsewhere or from the Porta Triumphalis, which was a gate in Rome through which the victorious Roman army had to pass before entering the sacred city territory of Rome. "Arco onorario destinato a commemorare una vittoria militare. Nelle basiliche cristiane indica l'arco che divide la navata dal transetto o dal presbiterio."
  • urban landscapes - Landscapes with densely built-up districts and settlement areas and with distinctive skylines.

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  • Image Dimensions: 8 3/4 x 10 3/4 in. (22.225 x 27.305 cm)

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