Album of albumen photographs of Naples, Pompeii, Capri, Amalfi, Ravello, Paestum, and Corfu. Florence.
Each photograph approx. 8 x 10 in.
A souvenir travel album representing highlights in photography of the major architectural and archaeological sites of southern Italy. Carlo Brogi and his son Giacomo, along with the Fratelli Alinari, were Italy’s leading nineteenth-century documentary photographers and prepared elegant albums of original albumen photographs for purchase by mostly British, American and German tourists.
Depicted is a view of Pompeii with Mt. Vesuvius in the background, among the chief destinations for visitors to Naples and environs following Pompeii’s excavation in the mid-eighteenth century.Collecting travel albums is an adjunct to my interests in photography and European prints, especially of the late Renaissance and Baroque periods.