Photographic Print

This is an albumen photographic tourist print collected by the Stanford family and shows a bronze statue excavated from the ruins of Pompeii. Pompeii was abandoned after the massive eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD, and was buried under up to 10 feet of ash; it was the ash that preserved the treasures later discovered at Pompeii. The statue is of a fisherman holding a fishing line and small basket. Printed in a band below the bottom edge of the print is the inscription, Pecheur a la ligne: bronze pour fontaine. Pompeii. This roughly translates to, Fisherman holding the line: bronze for the fountain, and the albumen print number 3675.

Photographic Print

Reference number: PMPHO000344

Date: 19th Century

Collection: Local History and Archaeology