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Object within Schaaf no. 5509

The Cathedral, Mechelen

Object details

Image size: h 21.0cm x w 16.3cm

Object Type: Salted Paper Print

Mount: light card mount

Physical description: corners clipped

Inscription: in pencil on mount recto: Cathedral Mechelen

Harrison D. Horblit (1146)

Owner: Houghton Library, Harvard University

Object owner number: Horblit TypPr 805.J467.016 Sz1

Collection: Harrison D. Horblit Collection Of Early Photography

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This object is part of Schaaf no. 5509

The Cathedral, Mechelen

Location: Mechelen

Keywords: Belgium

St. Rumbold's Cathedral (Sint-Romboutskathedraal) in Mechelen, Belgium.

The tower in the photograph was built between 1452 to 1520. It replaced a much smaller tower which dated from 1220. When completed, it would have been the tallest tower in the world, at over 167 meters high.