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[Ships in the harbor, Naples, Italy]

[Ships in the harbor, Naples, Italy]

 
 
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Title devised by Library staff.
Print no. "1210".
More information about the Photochrom Print Collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.pgz
Forms part of: Views of architecture and other sites in Italy in the Photochrom print collection.

Starting in 1631, Vesuvius entered a period of steady volcanic activity, including lava flows and eruptions of ash and mud. Violent eruptions in the late 1700s, 1800s and early 1900s created more fissures, lava flows, and ash-and-gas explosions. These damaged or destroyed many towns around the volcano, and sometimes killed people; the eruption of 1906 had more than 100 casualties. The most recent eruption was in 1944 during World War II. It caused major problems for the newly-arrived Allied forces in Italy when ash and rocks from the eruption destroyed planes and forced evacuations at a nearby airbase.

Photochrome is a process for producing colorized images from black-and-white photographic negatives via the direct photographic transfer of a negative onto lithographic printing plates. The process was invented in the 1880s and was most popular in the 1890s.

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01/01/1890
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