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View of the Tiber
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View of the Tiber
View of the Tiber [Graphic]
St. Louis, 1894.
Bain, Robert E. M
Object Details:
1 photograph : b&w ; 25.4 x 18 cm ( 10 x 7.125 in).
Photograph is in a book with a description beneath ; printed description: "(Philippians, iv: 23.)--The Tiber is the largest river in Italy. It intersects the city of Rome from north to south in three wide curves. The river is about 65 yards wide and about 20 feet deep. The river was once the medium of connection between Rome and the trade of the outside world. The city is mainly on the left bank of the Tiber. In the above view we see the river flowing between banks which have been lined with stone. This, however, is modern. The whole length of the river, in a direct line, is not more than 140 miles. It is a muddy, slow-moving stream, and its size is no adequate index to the famous position it occupies among the rivers of the world. The Tiber owes its influence among rivers to the great men who have lived upon its banks."
The Tiber River with stone walls on both banks
CAJS Image Collection LVii BAI 5656 LVii382CAJS
The Lenkin Family Collection of Photography, University of Pennsylvania Libraries