[Artotypes of the removal, transport and erection of Cleopatra's Needle from Egypt to the Metropolitan Museum in New York in Egyptian obelisks]
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31 Artotype illustrations from photographs, one mounted and glazed, produced by Harroun and Bierstadt, and E. Bierstadt, New York. ...The Artotypes in this book are some of the finest produced by Bierstadt. The pictorial record of this engineering feat is remarkable in itself; casing and tilting the obelisk, loading it into the side of the ship by removing part of the hull, pulling it out on a special dock in the Hudson and then moving it by custom made rail from the river to the site next to the Metropolitan Museum. The illustrations show the hieroglyphics, now mostly lost due to New York's polluted air, bright and clear."--Hanson Collection catalog, p. 82 Forms part of the David A. Hanson Collection of the History of Photomechanical Reproduction In: Egyptian obelisks / by Henry H. Gorringe. London : John C. Nimmo, 1885--Title supplied by cataloger
|Gorringe, Henry H. (Henry Honeychurch), 1841-1885. Egyptian obelisks|
|Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute Library|
|John C. Nimmo, 1885 London|
Cleopatra's needle (New York, N.Y.)
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