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Davos, Switzerland, in summer

Date: 1879
Dimensions:
Overall: 168 x 110 mm
Medium: Black and white photograph mounted on card.
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Photographs
Object Name: Photograph
Object No: 00000949

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    Description
    A photograph mounted on card depicting Davos, Switzerland, in summer looking toward Seehorn mountain. This photograph was found in the William Field album of watercolours (00000950) which contains several watercolours of Davos.
    HistoryFrom the middle of the 18th century, Davos became a popular destination for the ailing because the microclimate in the high valley was deemed excellent by doctors and recommended for lung disease patients. Robert Louis Stevenson, who suffered from tuberculosis, wintered in Davos in 1880. It also became associated with winter sports such as skiing and speed skating.
    Additional Titles

    Secondary title: Davos-Platz mit Seehorn

    Primary title: Davos, Switzerland, in summer

    Related People
    Photographer: R Friedel

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