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St. Paul's Road
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St. Paul's Road
St. Paul's Road [Graphic]
St. Louis, 1894.
Bain, Robert E. M
Object Details:
1 photograph : b&w ; 25.4 x 18.2 cm ( 10 x 7.125 in).
Photograph is in a book with a description beneath ; printed description: "(Hebrews, xiii: 25.)--The Epistle to Hebrews was written by St. Paul from Italy. We have here a picture of a road over which St. Paul passed directly after landing in Italy. This is about midway between Naples and Puteoli. We are looking toward the east, and when the artist took the picture, Vesuvius, sending up its volume of eternal smoke, was in plain view. Grim and precipitous rocks rise straight up from the ground, on either side of the road, but nature has so mantled and clothed these with her flowers and vines that they are relieved of their rugged, barren look. Nature makes it her duty to illuminate with flowering plants every old ruin and rock in this region, thus relieving what is rugged, and softening what is sharp."
A road over a mountain with vegetated rock walls on both sides
CAJS Image Collection LVii BAI 5646 LVii372CAJS
The Lenkin Family Collection of Photography, University of Pennsylvania Libraries