AMIENS CATHEDRAL SCREEN INTERIOR FR STEREOVIEW VISIT ABBIE S WELD NOV 11 1870 For Sale
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AMIENS CATHEDRAL SCREEN INTERIOR FR STEREOVIEW VISIT ABBIE S WELD NOV 11 1870:
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- Offered for sale is an early stereoview Photographed and or Published by Jules Daledke of Paris, France. The stereoview is from the set "BOARDS AU RHINE." An interesting name or signature with date of Nov. 11, 1870 is noted on the back with the stereoview number purchased as follows "115 ABBIE S. WELD". Below I have added additional information on both the stereoview scene and Abbie S. Weld which is very interesting. The stereoview is titled in as follows from old handwritting on the back ----
AMIENS CATHEDRAL - BUILD IN 1220 - ROBERT DE LUZARCHES - ARCHITECT -- not mentioned France --
Below additional information on Abbie S. Weld and the Amiens Cathedral, Amines, France:
From a recent estate sale I was able to acquire a collection of stereoviews which had been undiscovered for a century or so. All in almost untouched condition. An interesting point on the stereoviews is the original owners name handwritten and dated on all of the stereoviews along with a brief description of the scene also handwritten. The dates were as follows 1869, 1870, 1871, 1872, 1873, and 1874. All except 1 had the name of “ABBIE S. WELD and date” One had the following “A. S. W. “ABBIE S. WELD” RICKARD, her husband with date of DEC. 8, 1874”.
James Helme Rickard (1838-1914), son of George and Sarah (Helme) Rickard, was born in Abington, Conn., in 1838. Before the Civil War he worked as a teacher and grocer, and after went into business in Woonsocket, R.I. He also worked as a newspaper reporter and contractor, and served in the local militia. In 1874 he married Abbie Smith Weld who was 27 at that point in time (1847-1917), the daughter of Seth Lothrop and Abby Short Smith Weld. Captain Rickard died on 6 May 1914, and was buried in Union Cemetery, North Smithfield, R.I. In 1862, Rickard enlisted in the 18th Connecticut and served in this regiment until 1864, when he was commissioned as a captain in the United States Colored Troops. He resigned from the army in 1866. In 1894, he published his Civil War memoirs, “Service with Colored Troops in Burnside’s Corps.”
It appears that Abbie and James when to Europe after they got married. For the collections it appear that Abbie had spent a number of years in Europe from 1868 to 1874. She was originally from Woonsocket, Rhode Island and a descendant of Lieut. Aaron Weld who fought in the Revolutionary War.
Amiens Basilica of Our Lady of Amiens(French:Basilique Cathédrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens), or simplyAmiens Cathedral, is aRoman Catholicchurch. Thecathedralis the seat of theBishop of Amiens(currently Jean-Luc Bouilleret). It is situated on a slight ridge overlooking theRiver SommeinAmiens, the administrative capital of thePicardyregion of France, some 120 kilometres (75 miles) north of Paris. It is the 19th largest church in the world.
Medieval cathedral builders were trying to maximize the internal dimensions in order to reach for the heavens and bring in more light. In that regard, the Amiens cathedral is the tallest complete cathedral in France, its stone-vaulted nave reaching an internal height of 42.30 metres (138.8ft) (surpassed only by the incompleteBeauvais Cathedral). It also has the greatest interior volume of any French cathedral, estimated at 200,000 cubic metres (260,000cuyd). The cathedral was built between 1220 and c.1270 and has been listed as aUNESCOWorld Heritage Sitesince 1981.Although it has lost most of its original stained glass, Amiens Cathedral is renowned for the quality and quantity of early 13th-centuryGothicsculpture in the main west façade and the southtranseptportal, and a large quantity of polychrome sculpture from later periods inside the building.
The lack of documentation concerning the construction of theGothic cathedralmay be in part the result of fires that destroyed the chapter archives in 1218 and again in 1258—a fire that damaged the cathedral itself. Bishop Evrard de Fouilly initiated work on the cathedral in 1220.Robert de Luzarcheswas the architect until 1228, and was followed by Thomas de Cormont until 1258. His son, Renaud de Cormont, acted as the architect until 1288. The chronicle ofCorbiegives a completion date for the cathedral of 1266. Finishing works continued, however. Its floors are covered with a number of designs, such as the bent cross (to symbolize Jesus' triumph over death). Thelabyrinthwas installed in 1288. The cathedral contains the alleged head ofJohn the Baptist, a relic brought fromConstantinopleby Wallon de Sarton as he was returning from theFourth Crusade.
The construction of the cathedral at this period can be seen as resulting from a coming together of necessity and opportunity. The destruction of earlier buildings by fire, and failed attempts at rebuilding forced the fairly rapid construction of a building that, consequently, has a good deal of artistic unity. The long and relatively peaceful reign ofLouis IX of Francebrought a prosperity to the region, based on thriving agriculture and a booming cloth trade, that made the investment possible. The great cathedrals roughly contemporary.
I will accept PAYPAL. Items will be shipped first class mail usually next day after payment of Paypal, packaging and mail $2.99. I will combine shipping 1 to 3 views $2.99, 3 to 6 views $5.35 and over 6 no additional postage or shipping charge.
I will ship internationally, payment must be in US funds, Paypal. I will ship world wide International first Class Mail 1 stereoview for $11.55 and will combine ship. This increase is due to the new postal service rates.