Reminiscing in the Parlor : Leisurely Viewing Stereographs
Title:
Castle Ehrenbreitenstein, Rhein, Germany
Date:
1877
Photographer:
J.F. Stiehm, Verlag E. Linde & Co.
Place:
Germany/Rhine
Print Size:
6.875 x 3.375
Description:
One stereograph of the Castle Ehrenbreitenstein, Rhein, Germany. The photograph shows a large castle built on the top of a hill or mountain, with a large river in the foreground. The front of the card has the title, series, and photographer printed on it. The back has the initials "M.F.H." and the year "'77." This stereograph is part of a number of cards dated this year, from England, Germany, Italy and France.
Notes:
The hill facing Koblenz at the junction of the Rhein and Moselle, was for centuries a point of utmost strategic importance. Together with Rheinfels, this castle, formerly in the possesion of Archbishops of Trier, became one of the mightiest strongholds on the Rhein. In 1801 it was blown up by the French. After the incorporation of the "Lands" of the Rhein, however, the Prussians converted it, in the years 1815-1832, into one of the greatest fortresses in Europe.
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