During the 19th century, photographs served as mementos of journeys or surrogate experiences for Americans and Europeans unable or too daunted to travel. Scholars also used them as official records of archaeological expeditions and by the devout to explore the places mentioned in the Bible. This installation presents 16 vintage photographs presenting a range of subjects including city views, picturesque views of holy sites, ancient architectural wonders, and studies of significant artifacts. All photographs in this installation are drawn from the Cantor Arts Center's collection.
Robert Mondavi Family Gallery