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Leaning Towers - Bologna
  • Hampton F. Shirer
    1894–1977
    died: Topeka, Kansas, United States
  • Leaning Towers - Bologna, 1964
  • Where object was made: United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 32.4 x 25.4 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 12 3/4 x 10 in
  • Gift of Hampton F. Shirer
  • Not on display
  • 1972.0284
Description

Black-and-white image of two tall, stone towers that are rectangular in shape. The image is from a low vantage point, looking up toward the towers. There are dark shadows in the left and right sides of the image, created by the edges of buildings. There is a cable between these two buildings, running diagonally through the center of the image. The tower in the left side of the image is shorter, and leans slightly toward the right side of the image. There is a thin white border around the image and inscriptions in the bottom left and right corners of the border.