Reminiscing in the Parlor : Leisurely Viewing Stereographs
Title:
Chateau Chillion, Lac de Geneve, Suisse
Date:
07/19/1875
Photographer:
England, W.
Place:
Switzerland/Montreux
Print Size:
6.75 x 3.25
Description:
One stereograph of "Chateau Chillion, Lac de Geneve, Suisse," a castle on the shore of Lake Geneva, in Switzerland. It was made famous by Lord Byron, who wrote the poem The Prisoner Of Chillon (1816) about François de Bonivard, a Genevois monk and politician who was imprisoned there from 1530 to 1536. The photographs feature the castle and a roadway along the lake side and they are mounted on yellow cardboard printed with the photograph title and "VIEWS OF SWITZERLAND, SAVOY AND ITALY PHOTOGRAPHED BY W. ENGLAND." On the back is the name of the site and the date "July 19, '75." M. F. H. took a European tour in July and August of 1875, traveling from Belgium to Switzerland, Italy, France, England and Scotland.
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