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Prison, Naples
Prison, Naples [Graphic]
St. Louis, 1894.
Bain, Robert E. M
Object Details:
1 photograph : b&w ; 25.4 x 17.7 cm ( 10 x 7 in).
Photograph is in a book with a description beneath ; printed description: "(Psalms, xcvi:10.)--'Say among the heathen that the Lord reigneth; the world also shall be established that it shall not be moved; he shall judge the people righteously.' Perhaps there is no city on earth that furnishes a better point for the study of the judgments of God upon cities, nations, and individuals, than Naples. In no other city that has ever existed, have men gone further in defiance of the laws of God and man, and in no other city have they suffered more. Here, in the time of Rome's power and glory, her wealthy people reveled in vices too horrible to mention. And here the judgments of heaven have fallen with a fury and an emphasis almost without parallel. This region, so amply favored as one might be led to suppose it dropped from heaven, as the poet says, has done more to insult heaven than almost any other spot. But Naples has been judged, and here the Lord reigns, either to build those who obey or to destroy those who violate His law." Copyright year and photographer's name are printed at the bottom of the photograph, along with "Franklin Co Eng-Chi."
Island and causeway in the Bay of Naples
CAJS Image Collection LVii BAI 5637 LVii363CAJS
The Lenkin Family Collection of Photography, University of Pennsylvania Libraries