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Mainz Cathedral

Photographer: Hermann Seligman Emden (1815 - 75)

'South side of the nave of Mainz Cathedral, c.1858'

Hermann Emden began his professional life as an engraver and lithographer, but appears to have become involved with photography at an early stage, opening one of the first commercial studios in Frankfurt. His volume of architectural photographs of Mainz Cathedral is one of the finest photographically illustrated books produced in Germany in the 1850s.

Saint Martin's Cathedral of Mainz is predominantly Romanesque in style, with many later additions. It was hit several times by Allied bombing in August 1942. Much of the roof and upper level of the building was burned, although it has since been restored.

Salted paper print

From Hermann Emden, Der Dom zu Mainz (Mainz, 1858)

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