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[Overhead view showing path of obelisk during move from the Circus Nero to its new location at the Piazza of Saint Peter in Rome]

[Overhead view showing path of obelisk during move from the Circus Ner...

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: Della trasportatione dell'obelisco vaticano et delle fabriche di Nostro Signore papa Sisto v fatte dal cavallier Domenico Fontana. Roma : D. Basa, 1590. Published in: ... more

[Obelisk, wrapped in a protective casing, on its side on rollers, moving along scaffolding from the Circus Nero to its new location at the Piazza of Saint Peter in Rome]

[Obelisk, wrapped in a protective casing, on its side on rollers, movi...

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: Della trasportatione dell'obelisco vaticano et delle fabriche di Nostro Signore papa Sisto v fatte dal cavallier Domenico Fontana. Roma : D. Basa, 1590. Published in: ... more

[Scaffolding used for support when lowering obelisk at the Circus Nero prior to its relocation to the Piazza of Saint Peter in Rome]

[Scaffolding used for support when lowering obelisk at the Circus Nero...

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: Della trasportatione dell'obelisco vaticano et delle fabriche di Nostro Signore papa Sisto v fatte dal cavallier Domenico Fontana. Roma : D. Basa, 1590. Published in: ... more

[Obelisk erected at the Piazza of Saint Peter in Rome following its relocation from the Circus Nero]

[Obelisk erected at the Piazza of Saint Peter in Rome following its re...

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: Della trasportatione dell'obelisco vaticano et delle fabriche di Nostro Signore papa Sisto v fatte dal cavallier Domenico Fontana. Roma : D. Basa, 1590. Published in: ... more

[Obelisk at the Circus Nero prior to its relocation to the Piazza of Saint Peter in Rome]

[Obelisk at the Circus Nero prior to its relocation to the Piazza of S...

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: Della trasportatione dell'obelisco vaticano et delle fabriche di Nostro Signore papa Sisto v fatte dal cavallier Domenico Fontana. Roma : D. Basa, 1590. Published in: ... more

Fêtes et illuminations aux Champs Elysées, le 18 Juillet 1790 Prieur inv. & del. ; Berthault sculp

Fêtes et illuminations aux Champs Elysées, le 18 Juillet 1790 Prieur i...

Print shows illuminated obelisks on the Champs Elysees in Paris, France, during a celebration with a throng of revelers playing games, dancing, and enjoying the festive atmosphere of freedom. Title from item. I... more

Piazza de popolo / G. Fossati Arch. dis. dal vero Roma, 1831.

Piazza de popolo / G. Fossati Arch. dis. dal vero Roma, 1831.

Print shows a view of the plaza with an Egyptian obelisk on the left with lion fountains at the corners, a monumental arch on the far left, Pincio in the distance at right center, and a building with columns to... more

Recoba vieja J.D

Recoba vieja J.D

Print shows a plaza with obelisk and a long building with many arches in the background; also shows pedestrians and a cart drawn by oxen on the plaza. Title from item. Signed on stone on lower left corner: J.D.... more

Monument on the banks of the Delaware River

Monument on the banks of the Delaware River

Drawing shows an obelisk monument to Lieut. Colonel Christopher Greene commemorating the Battle of Red Bank, during the American Revolutionary War, on the banks of the Delaware River, near Red Bank, New Jersey;... more

Cabildo

Cabildo

Print shows a plaza with obelisk and a church in the background. Title from item. Inscribed in ink on verso: 370058. Stamped on verso L.C. Fine Arts Division. Gift; Dr. C.A. Hassler. Forms part of: Popular grap... more

Karnak (Thèbes) - vue générale des ruines prise du nord-est, en V / FT [monogram] Félix Teynard.

Karnak (Thèbes) - vue générale des ruines prise du nord-est, en V / FT...

General view of the ruins of the temple, with obelisk, from the northeast, at "point V" (see map, pl. 42 bis). Illus. in: Égypte et Nubie : sites et monuments les plus intéressants pour l'étude de l'art et de l... more

[Place de la Concorde, Paris, France] / E. Baldus.

[Place de la Concorde, Paris, France] / E. Baldus.

Place de la Concorde, showing fountains, obelisk and buildings. In album: Paris et ses environs en photographies, p. 7.

Karnak (Thèbes) - vue générale des ruines prise du sud-est, en T / Félix Teynard.

Karnak (Thèbes) - vue générale des ruines prise du sud-est, en T / Fél...

General view of the ruins of the temple, with obelisk, from the southeast, at "point T" (see map, pl. 42 bis). Illus. in: Égypte et Nubie : sites et monuments les plus intéressants pour l'étude de l'art et de l... more

Louksor (Thèbes) - construction antérieure - pylône, colosses et obélisque / Félix Teynard.

Louksor (Thèbes) - construction antérieure - pylône, colosses et obéli...

Ruins showing pylons, colossuses, and obelisk, Luxor (Thebes), Egypt. Illus. in: Égypte et Nubie : sites et monuments les plus intéressants pour l'étude de l'art et de l'histoire / Félix Teynard. Paris : Goupil... more

Place de la Concorde A Paris / / Photographie d'apres nature par Ch. Soulier, photographe de l'empereur.

Place de la Concorde A Paris / / Photographie d'apres nature par Ch. S...

Photograph shows obelisk and fountain in Place de la Concorde with palaces, Rue Royale, and Church of the Madeleine in the background. Title from item. No. 215. Forms part of: Visual materials from the papers o... more

Pylon & obelisk. Luxor

Pylon & obelisk. Luxor

Title from item. No. 1901. No. 1904. On verso: (Luxor) Thebes. Pylon & Obelisk.

Fallen obelisk. Carnac

Fallen obelisk. Carnac

Two men pause amid ruins in Karnak. Title from item. No. 1896. On verso: Thebes. Karnak. Fallen obelisk.

Sanctuary ... Carnac

Sanctuary ... Carnac

Title from item. No. 1891. On verso: Thebes. Karnak. Sanctuary Obelisk.

Cleopatra's Needle

Cleopatra's Needle

Obelisk towers above small buildings, local residents and a single tree. Title from item. No. 1770.

The Great Hall &c. Carnac

The Great Hall &c. Carnac

Ruins of the Great Hall and two obelisks; in foreground people gather at water's edge. Title from item. No. 1894. No. 1004. On verso: (Karnak) Thebes. The Great Hall. General view.

Vienna. Palace of Schönbrun[n]. Fountain

Vienna. Palace of Schönbrun[n]. Fountain

The Neptune fountain in the garden of Schönbrunn. In album: Genoa, Pisa, Nice, Avignon, Parma, Milan, Verona, Vienna, p. 144, back. No. 281.

Constantinople. Obelisk of Constantine

Constantinople. Obelisk of Constantine

In album: Constantinople, Smyrna, Beyrout, Ba'albec, Damascus, p. 10B, pl. 20.

Masonic, historic and antiquarian.  Ruined monumental column, at Quiriguá, Republic of Guatemala, C.A.

Masonic, historic and antiquarian. Ruined monumental column, at Quiri...

Column found among others, at the ancient ruin of Quirigua, covered with symbols of a Masonic character.

Abraham Lincoln the martyr president

Abraham Lincoln the martyr president

General information about the Popular and Applied Graphic Art print materials is available at: https://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.pga Title information compiled by Junior Fellows, 2005-2017. Russell, B.B., publishe... more

The heroes' memorial. A memorial to perpetuate the remembrance of the heroes of the Empire State, who fell fighting for the Union, or died in rebel prisons, in military hospitals or at their homes in the years 1861, '62, '63, '64, '65 / Clay, Cosack & Co., Buffalo, N.Y.

The heroes' memorial. A memorial to perpetuate the remembrance of the ...

Print shows an obelisk monument with Niagara Falls in the background. 31729 U.S. Copyright Office. Title from item. Inscribed in pencil at top left: May 30, 1866. No. 590. Inscribed in pencil at bottom left: No... more

Karnak. Ensemble du temple côté sud / Bonfils.

Karnak. Ensemble du temple côté sud / Bonfils.

Obelisks and limestone slabs from temple remains, Thebes. Title from item. No. 150.

Pylône et obélisque de Louqsor / Bonfils.

Pylône et obélisque de Louqsor / Bonfils.

Two faceless busts sit in front of door between two pylons, on left an obelisk with hieroglyphics, Luxor, Egypt. Title from item. No. 128.

Karnak. Les trois obélisques du grand temple (Égypte) / Bonfils.

Karnak. Les trois obélisques du grand temple (Égypte) / Bonfils.

Three obelisks, one toppled laying among the remains of the Grand Temple, at Thebes. Title from item. No. 146.

Òbelisque d'Héliopolis a Malàryeh Bonfils

Òbelisque d'Héliopolis a Malàryeh Bonfils

Obelisk at the ancient city of Heliopolis, Egypt. Title from item. No. 120.

Louqsor. Détail de l'Obelisque. Egypte / Bonfils.

Louqsor. Détail de l'Obelisque. Egypte / Bonfils.

Detail of lower part an obelisk with hieroglyphics, Luxor, Egypt. Title from item. No. 214.

Ripon - market place

Ripon - market place

No. 18341. Title from item.

The Obelisk in a horizontal position

The Obelisk in a horizontal position

The obelisk Cleopatra's Needle at Alexandria, Egypt, in case with machinery attached for lowering, in preparation for shipment to Central Park, New York City. By Aug. Kuereff(?). Copyright by Geo. Wright.

Mosquée du Sultan Ahmed et l'Hélisque / Colonel Ali Riza, opérateur en chef de la Photographie de l'État Major.

Mosquée du Sultan Ahmed et l'Hélisque / Colonel Ali Riza, opérateur en...

Sultanahmet Camii (mosque) near site of the Hippodrome, obelisk and people in foreground. Title from item. On mount recto: And Hippodrome. Caption also in Ottoman Turkish.

[Sultanahmet Camii (mosque) and the erected stone monument (obelisk)] / Lieutenant Colonel of the General Staff, Ali Rıza Bey.

[Sultanahmet Camii (mosque) and the erected stone monument (obelisk)] ...

Title translated from album caption. Also known as the Blue Mosque. The Obelisk of Thutmose III. Captioned in Ottoman Turkish and French. No. 9. In album: Mosques, fountains, mausoleums, and views of Istanbul, ... more

Obélisques de l'Hippodrome / Abdullah Frères.

Obélisques de l'Hippodrome / Abdullah Frères.

Obelisk of Thutmose III (front) and Column of Constantine (back) in the Hippodrome, Istanbul. Title from item. No. 189.

[Base of the erected stone (obelisk) at the Hippodrome]

[Base of the erected stone (obelisk) at the Hippodrome]

Photograph possibly by Abdullah Frères. Base of Obelisk of Thutmose III. Title translated from album caption. Captioned in Ottoman Turkish and French. No. 32. No. 566. In album: Views of the Bosporus and Istanb... more

[The erected inscribed stones (obelisks) in the Hippodrome] / Abdullah Frères.

[The erected inscribed stones (obelisks) in the Hippodrome] / Abdullah...

Title translated from album caption. Captioned in Ottoman Turkish and French. Obelisk of Thutmose III (front) and Column of Constantine (back). No. 30. No. 189. In album: Structures and views of Istanbul, the B... more

The Obelisk, Central Park, N.Y

The Obelisk, Central Park, N.Y

On mount: American Series. Title from item. Forms part of: Marian S. Carson Collection at the Library of Congress.

[Railway arch, American Square]

[Railway arch, American Square]

Print shows obelisk in front of tunnel leading from America Square under Fenchurch Street Station in London, England. Title and some other information from the Whistler Etching Project website: http://etchings.... more

Heliopolis, Sakkieh et obelisque

Heliopolis, Sakkieh et obelisque

Title from item. Title in Detroit Publishing Co., Catalogue J foreign section, Detroit, Mich. : Detroit Publishing Company, 1905: "Egypt. Heliopolis. Sakkieh and obelisk." Print no. "2149. P.Z." Purchase; Marc ... more

Heliopolis, L'obelisque

Heliopolis, L'obelisque

Title from item. Title in Detroit Publishing Co., Catalogue J foreign section, Detroit, Mich. : Detroit Publishing Company, 1905: "Egypt. Heliopolis. The obelisk." Print no. "2148. P.Z." Purchase; Marc Walter; ... more

Bunker Hill Monument

Bunker Hill Monument

Date based on Detroit, Catalogue F (1899). Detroit Publishing Co. no. 011347. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

Boston, Mass., birdseye view of Charlestown & Bunker Hill

Boston, Mass., birdseye view of Charlestown & Bunker Hill

Title from jacket. "3319" on negative. Detroit Publishing Co. no. 34393. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

Dresden. Das Schloss

Dresden. Das Schloss

Title from item. Title in Detroit Publishing Co., Catalogue J foreign section, Detroit, Mich. : Detroit Publishing Company, 1905: "Germany. Saxony. Dresden-Altstadt. The Castle." Print no. "17656. P.Z." Purchas... more

[The Savoy]

[The Savoy]

Print shows a view of the Savoy Hotel from across the Thames River, with Cleopatra's Needle on the left and a steamboat passing in the foreground.

Washington Monument, Washington, D.C.

Washington Monument, Washington, D.C.

Title from jacket. Detroit Publishing Co. no. 033473. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

McKinley Monument, Buffalo, N.Y.

McKinley Monument, Buffalo, N.Y.

Title from jacket. "G 8720" on negative. Detroit Publishing Co. no. 500219. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

Washington Monument, Washington, D.C.

Washington Monument, Washington, D.C.

Title from jacket. "946 G" on negative. Detroit Publishing Co. no. 033130. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

The Future Washington, monument and gardens

The Future Washington, monument and gardens

Photograph of rendering signed by Jules Guerin, probably for the McMillan Commission 1901 plan. Also available as photographic print in LOT 9072 G with copy negative LC-USZ62-59756 (b&w film copy neg.). "G 1763... more

Washington Monument, Wash., D.C.

Washington Monument, Wash., D.C.

Title from jacket. "WHJ 1312" on negative. Detroit Publishing Co. no. 033004. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

Washington Monument, Wash., D.C.

Washington Monument, Wash., D.C.

Title from jacket. "WHJ 1319" on negative. Detroit Publishing Co. no. 033003. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

Washington, D.C., the Monument & Bureau of Engraving

Washington, D.C., the Monument & Bureau of Engraving

Title from jacket. Bureau of Engraving in far left background. Tape on negative is removable. Detroit Publishing Co. no. 500016. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

Washington Monument

Washington Monument

Date based on Detroit, Catalogue J (1901). "X 101" on negative. Detroit Publishing Co. no. 013024. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

Washington Monument, Washington, D.C.

Washington Monument, Washington, D.C.

Title from jacket. "G 8103" on negative. Detroit Publishing Co. no. 500017. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

The Future Washington, monument and garden terraces

The Future Washington, monument and garden terraces

Photograph of a rendering; possibly by Jules Guerin; probably for the McMillan Commission 1901 plan. "G 1761" on negative. Detroit Publishing Co. no. 017436. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

Washington Monument from the lake, Potomac Park, Washington, D.C.

Washington Monument from the lake, Potomac Park, Washington, D.C.

Title from jacket. "G 8108" on negative. Detroit Publishing Co. no. 500018. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

Washington Monument, Washington, D.C.

Washington Monument, Washington, D.C.

Title from jacket. "940 G" on negative. Detroit Publishing Co. no. 033131. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

Soldiers' monument, Laconia, N.H.

Soldiers' monument, Laconia, N.H.

Title from jacket. "4402" on negative. Detroit Publishing Co. no. 034937. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

McKinley Monument Square, Buffalo, N.Y.

McKinley Monument Square, Buffalo, N.Y.

Title from jacket. "G 8719" on negative. Detroit Publishing Co. no. 500220. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

The Monument from Potomac Park, Washington, D.C.

The Monument from Potomac Park, Washington, D.C.

Title from jacket. "G 8108" on negative. Detroit Publishing Co. no. 500019. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

Washington Monument

Washington Monument

Date based on Detroit, Catalogue J (1901). "X 101 extra" on negative. Detroit Publishing Co. no. 013023. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

The Obelisk, Central Park, New York

The Obelisk, Central Park, New York

Date based on Detroit, Catalogue P (1906). "715-20" on transparency. Detroit Publishing Co. no. 013109. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

Wolfe and Montcalm monument, Quebec

Wolfe and Montcalm monument, Quebec

Copyright 1901 by Detroit Photographic Co. Title from item. Title on inventory list: Wolfe & Montcalm monument. Detroit Publishing Co. no. "51349". Forms part of: Photochrom Print Collection. More information a... more

The Obelisk, Central Park, New York City

The Obelisk, Central Park, New York City

In album prepared by Detroit Photographic Co. to use as a catalog in its office. Detroit Publishing Co., no. 53643. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1955.

Saratoga Battle Monument, Schuylerville, N.Y

Saratoga Battle Monument, Schuylerville, N.Y

"630" on negative. Detroit Publishing Co. no. 013879. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

Cleopatra's Needle, Central Park, New York
Washington Monument

Washington Monument

"WHJ-189-02" on negative. Detroit Publishing Co. no. 014225. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

The Obelisk in Central Park, New York, N.Y

The Obelisk in Central Park, New York, N.Y

"771-G" on negative. Detroit Publishing Co. no. 016543. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

The Monument, Mount Beacon, N.Y

The Monument, Mount Beacon, N.Y

Corresponding glass transparency (with same series code) available on videodisc frame 1A-29973. "G-K" on negative; "G-R" on transparency. Detroit Publishing Co. no. 016909. Gift; State Historical Society of Col... more

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