Forum and Coliseum

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 106 7ELB/A/8/018b
  • Former Reference
      GB 106 CM Object/ 7/ELB/A/8/18/2
  • Dates of Creation
  • Physical Description
      1 object

Scope and Content

Black and white photograph of a cityscape view of Rome, looking towards the Coliseum in the distance, with the ruins of the Forum Romanum in the foreground. With a classical temple like building on the left, and three lone standing pillars in the centre of the picture. Pasted onto a page in the album, with a manuscript caption on the bottom white edge.

Reference: Encyclopaedia Britannica, 15th edition, Vol. IV. The three pillars are the remains of the temple of Castor and Pollux. The Arch of Titus is visible behind it.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Poor condition. Yellowed significantly centre and left, grey discolouration top, patches of brown mould centre, two straight line marks, right, where the photograph has pressed against a photograph on the oppostie page. Slight repair needed. Production method: gelatin silver print.