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PHOTOGRAPHS

Title

Albert Cathedral where the statue of the Virgin Mary hung among the ruins 'til felled by Hun shells

Object Name

Stereoscope Photograph

Maker

Realistic Travels Publishers (Primary maker)

Date Made

c.1914-18
c.1914-18

Place Made

England: London
London

Description

Stereoscope Photograph showing a view of ruins of Albert Cathedral. ‘Albert Cathedral where the statue of the Virgin Mary hung among the ruins 'til felled by Hun shells’ In actual fact, the British artillery eventually put an end to the hanging Virgin, as it had become a notorious preoccupation of the Germans to try to attack it with shellfire, causing much unnecessary damage in Albert. There were many superstitions attached to the statue and its probable fate, throughout the Some campaign.

Materials

paper

Place Collected

Northern Ireland: County Antrim: Belfast
Belfast

Catalogue Number

BELUM.W2012.54

Copyright

National Museums NI