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Vintage Prints of Seven Wonders of the Ancient World in Folder / The Bettmann Archive Prints TREASURY ITEM

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This is a set of sepia prints on vellum of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World issued by The Bettmann Archive in a keepsake folder. The prints represent The Hanging Gardens of Babylon, The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, The Statue of Zeus at Olympia, The Colossus of Rhodes, The Pyramids of Egypt, and The Pharos at Alexandria. Please zoom in for detailed view.

The inside covers of the folder include the history of each of the seven wonders. The entire set is in mint condition and the prints, suitable for framing, measure 8 x 10 in. There is no copyright date, but according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bettmann_Archive, Bettman sold the archive in 1981. Here's an excerpt from the article:

“The Bettmann Archive is a collection of 19 million photographs and images, some going back to the United States Civil War and including some of the best known U.S. historic images. The Archive also includes many images from Europe and elsewhere. It was founded in 1936 by Otto Bettmann (1903–1998), a German curator who emigrated to the United States in 1935. The archive began with Bettmann's personal collection of 15,000 images which he brought with him in suitcases when he escaped from Nazi Germany. Over the years, it acquired other collections, including the Gendreau Collection of Americana in 1967, the Underwood & Underwood Collection of material from late 19th century to World War I in 1971, and the United Press International collection in 1984. In 1960, Bettmann moved it from his apartment in New York City to the Tischman building on West 57th Street, New York City. In 1981, Bettmann sold the archive to the Kraus Thomson Organization. In 1995, the archive was sold to Corbis, a digital stock photography company founded by Bill Gates. Issues arising from this sale regarding the restriction of access to the collection were described in the editorial "Goodbye to All That" in the May 2001 issue of American Heritage magazine.”

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Vintage Prints of Seven Wonders of the Ancient World in Folder / The Bettmann Archive Prints TREASURY ITEM

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  • Vintage item from the 1980s
  • Materials: paper, vellum
  • Only ships to United States from Florida, United States.
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