Tomb of Columbus

PhotographerMaximilian Toch

CountryUnited States

MediumPhotogravure: Text

JournalThe Photographic Times 1890

AtelierN.Y. Photogravure Company (New York City)


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Architecture, Buildings, Cityscape, Men of Mark, Religion: Christianity, Roadways


Image Dimensions: 20.2 x 15.3 cm | published June 13, 1890 | issue No. 456
Support Dimensions: 28.7 x 20.5 cm

Editorial comment on this plate:

As the fourth centennial of the discovery of America by Columbus draws near everything concerning the great explorer increases in interest. We present our readers this week, with an excellent photograph of the Tomb of Columbus in Havana, made by Mr. Maximilian Toch, who also describes this interesting tomb, and continues his account of a photographic trip in the Torrid Zone, in the article which follows.

The remains of Columbus were reinterred in Seville, Spain following the Spanish-American War of 1898. This view shows the chapel memorial known as “El Templete” on the island of Cuba, built on the soil of where Columbus celebrated his first mass after landing there.

Tomb of Columbus