martes, 24 de junio de 2008

(en) Anonymous photographer. Via Appia Rome. 1890

By the end of the XIX century, photography starts to be a souvenir travellers collect during their journeys. At the same time, the photographers start to take pictures of the key monuments of each place to support this demand.

This way, photography shops are funded in Rome. There we find very important studios like Rive, Anderso, Altobelli and the photographers of Caffé Grecco.

This photo belongs to an album bought in Madrid. The anecdote for this purchase is that this 30 pictures album was cheaper that a single Spanish photo in the same shop. The seller was happy with the sale because he said: "in Spain only Spanish photos are sold". I was happier with my purchase.

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