Spain Photographs, 1910-20

Rare collection of photographs from different places in Spain, 1910-1920. On stereoscopic glass.



Very rare collection of 50 photographs which show scenes of different places in Spain, above all of the South and East of the country. The images were taken between 1910 and 1920 by a French tourist woman who was travelling around Spain, and are made on stereoscopic glass plates of 107 x 45 mm. Besides their undeniable charm and beautiful execution, these images are a direct testimony of how life in Spain was at the beginning of the 20th century, which gives them a great value. The images show different scenes and monuments in various cities, taken in Andalusia and the east coast of Spain: Seville, Murcia, Elche, Cadiz We can also see two curious plates with images from San Sebastian. The photographs are sepia-toned and each one is carefully labeled with a hand-written inscription: the word Espagne (Spain) and the name of the place in French. The undeniable charm of these images is due, above all, to the scenes, where we can see the enormous change that landscapes, people, costumes and life have experienced in Spain during the 20th century. The collection is kept into its original case, made of unvarnished hardwood. It retains the original metal hooks used to keep it shut and a metal handle on one side. Undoubtedly, this magnificent collection of early 20th century photographs is a valuable document and an evocative and vintage visual testimony

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