Photographer: Frith, Francis (1822 - 1898)
Medium: Photographic print
British travelling photographer and publisher of continental views Francis Frith spent 6 weeks following the course of the Rhine and stopping at tourist sites in Switzerland, Austria and Germany. His photographs illustrate scenes from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's novel 'Hyperion'. Paul Flemming, Wadsworth's fictional hero, describes "the lovely Bergstrasse," the village of Hanschuhsheimer, "the mountains of the mysterious Odenwald," the Neckar and the Rhine and the "billowy Alsatian hills" en route to Weinheim. Not stopping, Flemming and his party "rattled over the paved streets of Weinheim, and took no heed of the host of the Golden Eagle, who stood so invitingly at the door of his own inn; and the ruins of Burg Windeck, above there, on its mountain throne..."
Text by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow from the novel 'Hyperion'