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Firenze. I Lung'Arni coi ponti: Vecchio, S. Trinita e Carraia [Florence - Lungarno degli Archibusieri with bridges: Vecchio, Santa Trinita, and Carraia]; verso: Stab. Deutsche Erfindungen, Milano. 965. 83894. [divided back, no message]
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Firenze. I Lung'Arni coi ponti: Vecchio, S. Trinita e Carraia [Florence - Lungarno degli Archibusieri with bridges: Vecchio, Santa Trinita, and Carraia]; verso: Stab. Deutsche Erfindungen, Milano. 965. 83894. [divided back, no message], result 1 of 1

Item Details
Public
Available to everyone
Culture
Italian
Title
Firenze. I Lung'Arni coi ponti: Vecchio, S. Trinita e Carraia [Florence - Lungarno degli Archibusieri with bridges: Vecchio, Santa Trinita, and Carraia]; verso: Stab. Deutsche Erfindungen, Milano. 965. 83894. [divided back, no message]
overall
recto
Work Type
Picture postcard
Date
ca.1907-1914 (publication date)
Image: 2017
Material
paper
cardstock
Measurements
9 x 14 (3.54 x 5.51 inches) approximately
Description
"The bridge spans the Arno at its narrowest point where it is believed that a bridge was first built in Roman times, when the via Cassia crossed the river at this point. The Roman piers were of stone, the superstructure of wood. The bridge first appears in a document of 996. After being destroyed by a flood in 1117 it was reconstructed in stone but swept away again in 1333 save two of its central piers, as noted by Giovanni Villani in his Nuova Cronica. It was rebuilt in 1345...It has always hosted shops and merchants who displayed their goods on tables before their premises, after authorization of the Bargello (a sort of a lord mayor, a magistrate and a police authority). The back shops (retrobotteghe) that may be seen from upriver, were added in the seventeenth century....During World War II, the Ponte Vecchio was not destroyed by Germans during their retreat on the advance of the liberating British 8th Army on August 4, 1944, unlike all other bridges in Florence." (Wikipedia)
Repository
Trinity College, Watkinson Library (Hartford, Connecticut, USA)
Accession Number
Box 14.29-4
ID Number
543056
Source
Trinity College Library
Vendor: Trinity College Watkinson Library
Rights
This digital collection and its contents are made available by Trinity College Library for limited non-commercial, educational and personal use only. For other uses, or for additional information regarding the collection, contact the staff of Watkinson Library (www.watkinsonlibrary.org).
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File Properties
File Name
543056.jpg
SSID
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