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[Cleopatra's Needle, Central Park, N.Y. : stereo photonegative.]

view [Cleopatra's Needle, Central Park, N.Y. : stereo photonegative.] digital asset number 1
Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood
H.C. White Co
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on glass
1 item, 3-3/4" x 7"
Type:
Photographs
Stereoscopic photographs
Place:
New York
New York (N.Y.)
Date:
1895
1921
1900-1910
Notes:
"According to the history books, 'Cleopatra's Needles' is the name given to two Egyptian obelisks from Alexandria (Egypt). Today, one of the Cleopatra's Needles is in New York and the other one is in London. The obelisks are made of the rosered granite of Syene and are almost 70' in height. They were originally erected by the Egyptian king Thothmes III in front of the great temple of Heliopolis around 1500 B.C." (From http://www.centralparktc.org/cenprk06.htm, 6/24/02).
See also small trade cards for the St. Nicholas Hotel, New York, in shape of a horseshoe containing an image of Cleopatra's Needle, in Warshaw Collection, Hotels series, box 15.
Currently stored in box 1.1.1 [162], moved from [158]. Associated number, 8-D.
Topic:
Parks
Cleopatra's Needle
Monuments
Obelisks
Local number:
RSN 63
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Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection 1895-1921
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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