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Ancient Bridge, Rome
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Ancient Bridge, Rome
Ancient Bridge, Rome [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, xxiii:11.)--'For as thou hast testified of me In Jerusalem, so must thou bear witness also in Rome.' We give as an illustration of Rome the arch of an old bridge that is interesting in this connection, because we see it now exactly as St. Paul saw it when in Rome. This arch, which is just above the the new bridge you see, was built here 181 B.C. St. Paul was in Rome two years upon his first visit; and he unquestionably often crossed the very bridge this old arch helped to bear up. It is almost impossible for an American, accustomed to seeing everything new, to appreciate the great age of things connected with the city of Cicero and Cæsar. Many of the oldest structures in Rome are built of brick, but they do not seem to crumble or decay; they last as well as stone."
Remaining section of an ancient bridge sits in the Tiber River next to a more modern bridge
CAJS Image Collection LVii BAI 5653 LVii379CAJS
The Lenkin Family Collection of Photography, University of Pennsylvania Libraries