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1952 Rotogravure Belgium Ypres Lakenhalle Architecture City Gothic XGIC3

1952 Rotogravure Belgium Ypres Lakenhalle Architecture City Gothic XGIC3

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This is an original 1952 black and white rotogravure of Lakenhalle, (Cloth Hall), located in the city of Ypres, Belgium. During the Middle Ages, cats where thrown from the tower to their deaths for their association with black magic. Today, a jester throws stuffed toy kittens from the tower during their triennial Cat Festival (or Kattenstoet). Because cats have nine lives, they usually had to be tossed multiple times before the desired outcome was reached.

CONDITION

This 59+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note: There is printing on the verso.

  • Product Type: Original Rotogravure; Black / White
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 7.5 x 10 inches; 19 x 25 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)

Keywords specific to this image: Urban, Cloth Hall, Clock Tower, Europe, Flanders, Belfry, Turrets, Town Hall, Spire, Carillon, Building

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