A circa 1868 albumen photo on thin paper, 9 3/4" by 7 1/2" inside the mat and 19" by 15 1/4" framed, with the blind stamp at lower left of noted early Italian photographer GIACOMO BROGI (1822-1881). The subject is identified at bottom edge in the image, as "Gerusalemme" (Jerusalem) and is assigned reference number 4019 there. This is a view of the so-called "Golden Gate", the oldest of the gates in the walls surrounding Old Jerusalem. The site is of importance to members of the Jewish, Muslim, and Christian faiths. Brogi was born in Tuscany and died in Florence. His first studio was in Florence in 1864. Later he maintained studios in Florence, Rome and Naples. Most images are of Italians scenes, but in 1868 he traveled to Palestine, Syria and Egypt, photographing historic sights. Brogi also was a noted portrait photographer, and images of famous Italians are known. The photo, on thin paper, is in good condition.
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