Sunday, April 1, 2018

From the Library of Congress Collection

c. 1910 portrait of Russell. Location unknown.


4 comments:

Andrew Martin said...

I realize there are many buildings of that style, but I would like to try to determine a possible location - if possible.

jerome said...

When Rachael first posted this photo I emailed Brian who usually can answer these kind of questions. But this was his response:

I've downloaded that photo some time ago from the Library of Congress' archives and wondered the same thing. The columns look like some that might be in Washington, D. C. The two on the left side of the photo are almost touching at their bases, so it's not the Supreme Court Building as I think those are about equally spaced. There ARE two rows of them, however. It looks like the two to the right are in two rows.

If CTR had been visiting Britain, the British Museum would have been a possible suspect.

Anonymous said...

Could this be Penn Station in NYC?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pennsylvania_Station_(1910%E2%80%931963)
https://glassian.org/Prism/Gallery/NewYork/penn_station_from_gimbels.jpg

Sha'el, Princess of Pixies said...

Dear Anon.,

I think you solved the puzzle. Looks exactly right.