Naples:life,death & Miraclecontact: Jeff Matthews

Library of Congress Photochrom lithography of Naples (1880-1900)
- Street scene, via Roma (alias via Toledo)

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This was a very widely circulated Photochrom postcard. The street is still the typical hustle and bustle downtown shopping street; this view faces north and the Royal Palace is about one block behind where the photographer is located.  There is still no motorized traffic, so that fits the 1890-1900 time frame, but now you have the existence of horse-drawn trams but before actual tracks were laid. (Modern view here.)



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