Item No: c011612
Title: Grounds from n.e. tower--for "art and indus."
Additional Title: Grounds From N.E. Tower-Main Building
Photograph Series I
"Art Gallery. The Art Gallery and its terraces were designed by Herman J. Schwarzmann, the young Chief Engineer and Architect of the Centennial, who had come to this country from Germany around
1868. This building, in the "modern Renaissance" style, was one of five principal exhibition halls, the others being the Main Building, Machinery Hall, Agricultural Hall, and Horticultural Hall, of which Schwarzmann was also the architect."--Looney. Old Philadelphia. p. 198.
1 silver albumen print; 13 x 18 cm.
Architects: Memorial Hall -- H.J. Schwarzmann; Main Building -- Henry Pettit & Joseph M. Wilson; Vienna Bakery Building -- H.J. Schwarzmann & Hugh Kafka.
Mounted on backing board.
The Winged horses and Dead lioness monuments are owned by the Fairmount Park Commission.
Titles on labels: From Main Building tower, and: Grounds from n.e. tower M.B.
View of the Art Gallery from the northeast tower of the Main Building. Also visible are part of the Main Building, the Vienna Bakery & Coffeehouse, Winged horses, and the Dead lioness.
Centennial Photographic Co.