This is an original 1914 black and white halftone print of "Parliament House with Tower of Rathaus." Constructed from 1874 to 1883, the Austrian Parliament Building was originally built to house the Imperial Council, or Reichsrat, the legislature of the Austrian portion of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The building was designed in the Greek revival sytle by Theophil Edvard Hansen and is one of the largest structures on the Ringstrasse in Vienna, Austria. The majority of the interior was restored following heavy destruction and damage during World War II. Today the structure is home to the two Houses of the Parliament of Austria.
This 97+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine+. No creases. No natural defects.No surface rub.No tears. No water damage.
Product Type: Original Halftone Print; Black / White
Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine+
Dimensions: Approximately 6 x 4.5 inches; 15 x 11 cm
Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)
This collection represents the life and locales of Austria-Hungary in 1914, immediately before the outbreak of The Great War, World War I, a conflict that ripped apart the traditional borders and monarchies of the European continent. The images capture a place and a people at the historic end of a European empire.
Reproductive art by "Kilophot," G.m.b.h., Vienna.
Keywords specific to this image: Austria-Hungary, Austro-Hungarian Empire