and its Principal Monuments
Photogravures from 1890


Street of Abundance



Street of the Tombs

Theatre of Tragedies

House of the Dancing Faun

House of Diomedes

The Fencing School

House of the Vettii: The Peristyle

Temple of Apollo

Temple of Fortune

The Forum


Consular Road - Gate of Herculanum

Temple of Isis

Temple of Jupiter

House of Maracus Lucretius

Nero's Arch

Houe of Marcus Olconius

Owen (sic) and Mill

House of Pansa

Great Fountain

House of Cornelius Rufus

House of the Tragic Poets

Triangular Forum

Altar of Mercur's of Vespasian's Temple

Street of Stabiae

House of the Gilt Cupids

Interior of the Baths of the Forum

House of the Sliver Wedding


Mosaic - Cave Canem


Human Imprints


Interior of the Museum


Pompei and its Principal Monuments

Pompei was a modern Italian city that was buried under the ashes of the volcano Vesuvius
 in 79 A.D.  The tragedy that buried the city and its inhabitants 2,000 years ago
froze it in time, and consequently, through careful excavation,
today presents the world with the city exactly as it was.  

Presented here are 32 photogravures of the ruins of Pompei published in 1890. 
Below each image is its title in English, French, Italian and German, printed in red as shown.  The paper size is 8 3/4  x 11 3/4 inches (222 x 300 mm).  Photogravure was newest technique in reproducing art/images.  Prior to this time engravings were required, either copper, steel or wood.  These are from actual photographs taken probably in the several years prior to publishing, presenting ancient Pompei as it actually appeared in 1890.

It was not common to name the photographer(s) of such images, primarily because photography, at this time, was considered a method of reproduction rather than an art.  The photographer(s) of these images  remains unidentified.

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