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Roma – Castel S. Angel – Cortile delle Armi. Rome – Château de St. Ange – Cour des Armes. Rome – St. Angel's Castle – Courtyard of Arms.

Physical Description

One black and white postcard with a divided back. The postcard was published by A.O.R.

Condition

Used

Postmark Date

1949-12-06

Sender

Peggy [Rome, Italy]

Recipient

Mrs. Bess H. Wright [Glandale, CA]

Excerpt from Message

Dear Posey: Dec 6th / This is to be my holiday greeting but delayed in mailing because I have been confined to my room for 3 days on account bad liver upset & doctor’s orders. This “castle” was originally a tomb in 168AD then a fortress to house people during times of war on the City by Barbarians of early times. It is well preserved. All sorts of gory crimes were perpetrated, a Pope was smothered to death by a woman’s order & later another Pope was executed in the same manner by her son! A bridge across the Tiber was built the same year & in 1450 was restored & colossal states of angels by Bernini line both railings. Will send another picture of the bridge & castle later. Best holiday greetings. Peggy

Language of Message

English

Language of Postcard

Italian, French, German

Location

Italy—Lazio—Roma Province—Rome—Rione Borgo

Publisher

A.O.R.

Publisher Series

187

Printing Process

RealPhoto

Date Issued

1908-

Object Type

Postcard

Object Size

15 X 10.5 cm

Original Collection

San Diego College for Women Postcard Collection

Digital Collection

Italian Postcard Collection

Digital Publisher

University of San Diego, Copley Library

Collection Number

Lazio-134

Date Digitized

2013-11-14

Image Format

image/JPEG

Repository

Special Collection. Copley Library, University of San Diego

Image File Location

O:\Archives\SDCW Postcard Collection\Italy\Lazio-134A

Image File Size

292 KB

Copyright

Copyright Not Evaluated

Keywords

Rome (Italy), Museo nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, Museums & galleries, Tombs & sepulchral monuments, Arches

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