The Scala Santa at Sainte Anne d'Auray

PhotographerWalter Zimmermann

CountryUnited States

MediumAutotype (halftone)

JournalDie Kunst in der Photographie 1908


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Buildings, People, Religion: Christianity


Image Dimensions: 18.2 x 14.2 cm : Art folio #3, plate #6: The Photographic Society of Philadelphia
Support Dimensions: Mount color: gray

Pilgrims line up to kneel on the recreated Holy Stairs at the Basilica of Sainte-Anne D’Auray in Bretagne, France.


1912 obituary notice of Walter Zimmerman in the Photo-Era:

     “It is with sincere regret that we announce the death of Walter Zimmerman, of Philadelphia, on June 16, last. Mr. Zimmerman was widely known as a pictorialist, and his work received high recognition, not only in this country, but in art-circles in Europe. He was an excellent technician and an acknowledged authority in pigment-printing, and was also the author of several treatises on this subject. He was a valued contributor to the photographic press and his pictorial work was often seen at important exhibitions. He was a man of original ideas and a fluent talker upon his favorite topic. Mr. Zimmerman had been selected by the National Photographic Association to demonstrate the process of gum pigment-printing at the Philadelphia convention. He was in his fifty-eighth year, when he succumbed to pneumonia.” 1.

1. Zimmerman obituary notice: in: Photo-Era, The American Journal of Photography: Vol. XXIX, August, 1912: p. 95

The Scala Santa at Sainte Anne d'Auray