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Photograph Album of Naples and Southern Italy, Compiled by Robert T. Gunther, 1893-1907

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Inventory Number: 11848
Object Type:
Persons: Robert Theodore Gunther
Date Created: 1893-1907
Accession Number: 1985-88
Brief Description: R. T. Gunther's 'Naples Album' (titled later, by A. E. Gunther). Contents date from 1893, when he began his regular visits to Naples, to 1907. The photographs reflect the social life of the English community and tourists in Southern Italy, including General Seymour's villa full of treasures, and Eustace Neville Rolfe (the British consul) and his family - Rolfe's daughter Amy became Mrs Gunther in 1900. There are also topographical themes from buildings to volcanoes, including the Stazione Zoologica where Gunther (nominally) worked, and an exceptionally interesting series of urban street scenes and photographs of the ordinary poor people of Naples. There are also two trick photographs. The album contains 70 photographs altogether. Processes include albumen prints and gelatine prints of various types.
Primary Inscriptions:
Provenance: Presented by Dr A. E. Gunther in 1985. Part of the personal archive of his father R. T. Gunther, founding Curator of the Museum.
Collection Group: Gunther Archive
Material(s): Paper
Card
Cloth
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
262 220 25 mm

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