The J. Paul Getty Museum

Gotthardbahn: Tunnel Eingang in Göschenen (Vor der Vollendung)

Object Details

Title:

Gotthardbahn: Tunnel Eingang in Göschenen (Vor der Vollendung)

Artist/Maker:

Adolphe Braun & Cie (French, founded 1876, dissolved 1889)

Culture:

French

Places:

Dornach, France (Place Created)

Göschenen, Switzerland (Place Depicted)

Date:

about 1875–1882

Medium:

Albumen silver print

Object Number:

84.XO.392.73

Dimensions:

27.6 × 21.9 cm (10 7/8 × 8 5/8 in.)

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Object Description

View of a train tunnel. A crowd of Caucasian men pose at its entrance, including a number of people who are sitting on a freight car that is fronted by a locomotive engine. Mounds of rocks are also visible near the tunnel.