Tintern Abbey

 
Accession number AR.EP.CC.0339
Creator
Places
Tintern (Wales [United Kingdom])
Wales (United Kingdom)
United Kingdom
Date
1939
Measurements
2.5 x 3 inches
Materials/Techniques
colorized photograph
Work types
cigarette card

Description

TRANSCRIPTION

Views of Interest / Fourth series of 48 hand coloured Real Photographs / No. 182

Tintern Abbey. Tintern’s story goes back to 1131, when its first founder, Walter FitzRichard, established the Abbey on a modest scale. Enlargement went on till the time of suppression; the last thing before Dissolution (1537) was a cloister, which was never completed. Tintern Abbey was a Cistercian house, and set in the then remote Wye district. This to a degree accounts for its preservation, as it did not suffer from pillage to the same extent as other monastic edifices. The Board of Works, in whose hands the ruins now are, have exercised wonderful skill and patient care to arrest the hand of time. The spirit and expression of this lovely place captivate the pilgrim and leave a never-to-be-forgotten memory.

Issued with Sunripe & Spinet Oval Cigarettes. R. & J. Hill, Ltd. Shoreditch, London, E.I. & Birmingham

Collection

Ephemera Collection
 

Repository

Dumbarton Oaks Archives, 054.SUZ.02.PCbox.095
Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, DC
Accession number AR.EP.CC.0339
Creator
Places
Tintern (Wales [United Kingdom])
Wales (United Kingdom)
United Kingdom
Date
1939
Measurements
2.5 x 3 inches
Materials/Techniques
colorized photograph
Work types
cigarette card

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