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Photograph - Oberland Bernois
  • Oberland Bernois
    Braun, Adolphe, born 1812 - died 1877
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Oberland Bernois

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Switzerland (photographed)

  • Date:

    ca. 1860s (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Braun, Adolphe, born 1812 - died 1877 (photographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Stereoscopic photograph, albumen print

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case X, shelf 546

Physical description

Stereoscopic photograph depicting mountaineers in Switzerland, at Oberland Bernois, the highest region in the canton of Berne. The mountaineers are wearing civic clothes ca. 1860s, the men in waistcoats and round brimmed hats. The group of four includes one women who is wearing a long pleated skirt. The group are moving across a glacial passage with mountains rising to their left, and each of them is carrying a long pole with a slightly hooked end.
Lettered with titles, the artist's name, the printer's name and address and the number 3269.

Place of Origin

Switzerland (photographed)


ca. 1860s (photographed)


Braun, Adolphe, born 1812 - died 1877 (photographer)

Materials and Techniques

Stereoscopic photograph, albumen print


Height: 8.6 cm Size of card, Width: 17.6 cm

Descriptive line

Stereoscopic photograph by Adolphe Braun of Dornach (Alsace) depicting mountaineers in Switzerland, at Oberland Bernois. French School, ca. 1860s.




Photography; Albumen

Subjects depicted

Glaciers; Sports; Walking; Stereoscope; Hiking; Winter; Stereograph; Mountains; Passes


Photographs; Sport; Landscapes


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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