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Bain, Robert E. M
Arch of Constantine [Graphic]
Translated Title:
Earthly Footsteps of The Man of Galilee Being Three Hundred and Eighty-Four Original Photographic Views and Descriptions of the Places Connected with the Earthly Life of Our Lord and His Apostles Traced with Note Book and Camera showing where Christ was born, brought up, baptized, tempted, transfigured and crucified, together with the scenes of his prayers, tears, miracles and sermons, and also places made sacred by the labors of his apostles, from Jerusalem to Rome by Bishop John H. Vincent, D.D., LL.D., Rev. James W. Lee, D.D., and R.E.M. Bain. London: W.A. Hammond, Holborn Hall, E.C.
St. Louis, 1894.
Object Details:
1 photograph : b&w ; 25.4 x 18 cm ( 10 x 7 in).
Photograph is in a book with a description beneath ; printed description: "The epistle of the Galatians was written from Rome, and we give as an illustration here the Arch of Constantine, the best preserved of all the arches in Rome. It was erected in 312 A.D., to commemorate the conversion of Constantine to Christianity. The greater part of the ornamentation and the sculpture were brought from a building of Trajan, which stood at the entrance to Trajan's Forum. There are various inscriptions and representations on the arch. One represents Trajan's entry into Rome, another represents Trajan causing poor children to be educated, another represents Trajan addressing the army, and in another Trajan is depicted as condemning a barbarian. So we have here the purpose of the Emperor Constantine embodied and ornamented by heathen sculpture."
Large monument with three archways and four columns; atop each column is a full-sized sculpture
Scanning Notes:
Arch Of Constantine (Rome, Italy)
G Triumphal Arches Italy
Classification ID:
CAJS Image Collection LVii BAI 5652 LVii378CAJS
The Lenkin Family Collection of Photography, University of Pennsylvania Libraries
Geographical Location:
Rome (Italy)

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Category: Arch Of Constantine (Rome, Italy)
Category: G Triumphal Arches Italy
Year: 1894
Creator: Bain, Robert E. M
Physical description: photograph
Title: Arch of Constantine