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Citadel at Corfu
Citadel at Corfu [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: "(Acts, xxvii:40.)--We have no record in the Acts of the Apostles that St. Paul was ever at Corfu. But it was in the track of his voyage and was then an important island, so that he doubtless passed and stopped here. It was customary for trading vessels, such as he sailed on as he made his way to Rome, to stop at the leading points of commercial interest. Corfu is one of the islands now under control of the king of Greece. When George I. ascended the throne of Greece, Great Britain made over to him the Island of Corfu, one of the loveliest places in the Mediterranean sea. We have before us a view of the Citadel as it appears from the sea. This picture was taken from the deck of the Italian steamer upon which we sailed. Viewed from the steamer the island looks like some fairyland." "L2" and "M2" are printed beneath the text
Island of Corfu seen from the Mediterranean; the citadel sits atop one of the two hills; along the waterfront is a long multi-story building
CAJS Image Collection LVii BAI 5631 LVii357CAJS
The Lenkin Family Collection of Photography, University of Pennsylvania Libraries