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Alps Collection

Background imageAlps Collection: Poster, Wengernalp Jungfrau Railway, Switzerland

Poster, Wengernalp Jungfrau Railway, Switzerland
Poster advertising the Wengernalp Jungfrau Railway, Bernese Oberland, Switzerland, designed by Francois Gos. Date: circa 1950s

Background imageAlps Collection: Swiss Scenery - Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau

Swiss Scenery - Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau
The peaks of the Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau, Switzerland Date: circa 1908

Background imageAlps Collection: Hannibal crossing the Alps

Hannibal crossing the Alps
Hannibal and his army crosses the Alps - an epic overland journey from Carthage to Italy during the Second Punic War in Italy (218-203 BC). Two of Hannibals war elephants are pictured

Background imageAlps Collection: Hannibal crossing the Alps with his army and elephants

Hannibal crossing the Alps with his army and elephants
SECOND PUNIC WAR : Hannibal, the Carthaginian leader, descending into Italy after crossing the Alps with his army, including war elephants

Background imageAlps Collection: Hannibal / Naples Bust

Hannibal / Naples Bust
HANNIBAL Carthaginian general, famous for his crossing of the Alps

Background imageAlps Collection: Two cows with bells round their necks in Alpine scenery

Two cows with bells round their necks in Alpine scenery. Date: circa 1970s

Background imageAlps Collection: View of Zurich and distant alps, Switzerland

View of Zurich and distant alps, Switzerland

Background imageAlps Collection: Austrian Kaiserjaeger soldier, WW1

Austrian Kaiserjaeger soldier, WW1
Austrian Kaiserjaeger (Tyrolean regiment) soldier during the First World War. He is wearing an Edelweiss flower in his cap. Date: 1914

Background imageAlps Collection: Shield and flag of Switzerland with Edelweiss flower

Shield and flag of Switzerland with Edelweiss flower. Date: circa 1903

Background imageAlps Collection: Alpine Horn

Alpine Horn
Man blowing a traditional horn in the Alps. Date: 1930s

Background imageAlps Collection: Hannibal and his army crosses the Alps

Hannibal and his army crosses the Alps - an epic overland journey from Carthage to Italy during the Second Punic War in Italy (218-203 BC). Two of Hannibals war elephants are pictured

Background imageAlps Collection: Hotels Viktoria and Jungfrau, Interlaken, Berne, Switzerland

Hotels Viktoria and Jungfrau, Interlaken, Berne, Switzerland
Hotel Viktoria and Hotel Jungfrau, Interlaken, Berne, Switzerland

Background imageAlps Collection: Les Diablerets, Switzerland

Les Diablerets, Switzerland
Les Diablerets - a village and ski resort located in the municipality of Ormont-Dessus in the canton of Vaud, Switzerland. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageAlps Collection: The Reichenbach Falls close to Meiringen, Switzerland

The Reichenbach Falls close to Meiringen, Switzerland. It was alongside these falls where the famous detective Sherlock Holmes fell to his death, as he struggled with his arch-enemy Moriarty

Background imageAlps Collection: Val D Aosta poster

Val D Aosta poster
Poster for the Val D Aosta ski resort in the Piedmont area of Italy, showing a fearless skiier jumping through the air

Background imageAlps Collection: Advert / Travel French Alp

Advert / Travel French Alp
Poster inviting you to go winter-sporting at Mont- Revard, in the French Alps

Background imageAlps Collection: Hannibal crossing the Rhone River

Hannibal crossing the Rhone River
SECOND PUNIC WAR: Hannibal, the Carthaginian leader, crossing the Rhone River, probably near Aurasio in present-day France

Background imageAlps Collection: Gandria - northern shore of Lake Lugano, Switzerland

Gandria - northern shore of Lake Lugano, Switzerland
Gandria - a quarter of the city of Lugano in the Swiss canton of Ticino, and a village, on the northern shore of Lake Lugano, Switzerland. Date: circa 1930s

Background imageAlps Collection: Zermatt, Vispach Bridge, with top of Matterhorn, Valais, Alp

Zermatt, Vispach Bridge, with top of Matterhorn, Valais, Alps of, Switzerland. Date between ca. 1890 and ca. 1900

Background imageAlps Collection: Curling at Crans Montana, Switzerland

Curling at Crans Montana, Switzerland
Postcard showing a scene at the Swiss ski and winter sports resort, Crans Montana in the Swiss Alps with some presumably well-known curling experts of the 1930s, including Walker and Worthington

Background imageAlps Collection: Chamonix, France - Crossing the Bossons Glacier

Chamonix, France - Crossing the Bossons Glacier circa 1910s

Background imageAlps Collection: Cub Scout on skis, Snowy Mountains, Australia

Cub Scout on skis, Snowy Mountains, Australia
A group of Cub Scouts of the 1st Kosciusco Troop, on skis in the Snowy Mountains of Australia. Scoutmaster Bernie Jarratt is demonstrating a kick turn. Date: 1960s

Background imageAlps Collection: Waterskiing fun in Lake Geneva at Evian-les-Bains

Waterskiing fun in Lake Geneva at Evian-les-Bains
Waterskiing fun in Lake Geneva (Lac Leman) at Evian-les-Bains, France Date: circa 1950s

Background imageAlps Collection: Switzerland St Bernard

Switzerland St Bernard
The hospice of the Great Saint Bernard, where the monks keep dogs to rescue travelers lost between Switzerland and Italy

Background imageAlps Collection: France Grenoble

France Grenoble
Birds eye view of the town in southeast France

Background imageAlps Collection: Ascent Mont Blanc - 4

Ascent Mont Blanc - 4
THE ASCENT OF MONT BLANC Reaching the summit: during this final stage, each step takes ten minutes Date: 1855

Background imageAlps Collection: Spelterini over Alps

Spelterini over Alps
Swiss aviator Eduard Spelterini achieves the first flight over the Swiss Alps in his balloon Wega

Background imageAlps Collection: Doyle / Skiing / Alps 1894

Doyle / Skiing / Alps 1894
SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE In comical pose on skis in the Alps, with female companion

Background imageAlps Collection: A New Electric Railway over the Alps

A New Electric Railway over the Alps
The new electric railway to Chamonix which opened in July 1901. The photographs show the beautiful scenery through which the line passes

Background imageAlps Collection: Piccard 1931 Ascent - 1

Piccard 1931 Ascent - 1
Swiss scientist Auguste Piccard, with colleague Kipfer, reaches record altitude of 16, 201m, ascending from Augsburg and coming down in the Austrian Alps Date: 27 May 1931

Background imageAlps Collection: Oberammergau, Germany - view on the Ammer (River)

Oberammergau, Germany - view on the Ammer (River)
Oberammergau, Bavarian Alps, Germany - view on the Ammer (River). Date: circa 1910s

Background imageAlps Collection: Morcote, Ticino, Lake Lugano, Switzerland

Morcote, Ticino, Lake Lugano, Switzerland
Morcote is a municipality in the Swiss canton of Ticino situated about 10 kilometres from Lugano in the district of Lugano on the shore of Lake Lugano. Date: circa 1930s

Background imageAlps Collection: Blowing an Alpenhorn, Switzerland

Blowing an Alpenhorn, Switzerland
A Swiss alphorn (alpenhorn, alpine horn or labrophone) player. The instrument consists of a natural wooden horn with a cup-shaped mouthpiece is used by mountain dwellers in Switzerland

Background imageAlps Collection: Jan Kiepura Film Poster

Jan Kiepura Film Poster
The artwork for a Film staring Jan Kiepura, the Polish singer (tenor) and actor

Background imageAlps Collection: SWISS ALPS

SWISS ALPS
The Grandes Jorasses

Background imageAlps Collection: Crossing the Mer de Glace glacier near Chamonix, French Alps

Crossing the Mer de Glace glacier near Chamonix, French Alps
19th century vintage photograph: Crossing the Mer de Glace glacier near Chamonix in the French Alps

Background imageAlps Collection: Poster, Mont Ventoux Excursions

Poster, Mont Ventoux Excursions in the French and Italian Alps, and the Hotel du Mont Ventoux. circa 1930

Background imageAlps Collection: Outdoor Curling Match on the ice at Bern, Switzerland

Outdoor Curling Match on the ice at Bern, Switzerland. Date: circa 1907

Background imageAlps Collection: Leysin, Switzerland - Hotel du Chamossaire

Leysin, Switzerland - Hotel du Chamossaire and the Ice Rink Date: circa 1910s

Background imageAlps Collection: Switzerland Matterhorn

Switzerland Matterhorn
The peak of the Matterhorn seen from Zermatt : it was first climbed by a party led by Edward Whymper, who reached the summit on 14 July 1865

Background imageAlps Collection: Lady climber crossing a crevasse in the Alps

Lady climber crossing a crevasse in the Alps, Victorian period

Background imageAlps Collection: Chamonix and Mont Blanc, France

Chamonix and Mont Blanc, France
Mont Blanc viewed from Le Jardin. 1845

Background imageAlps Collection: Poster, Anglo-Swiss Telephone Service

Poster, Anglo-Swiss Telephone Service, showing a woman skating in the Alps. 20th century

Background imageAlps Collection: Dent de Jaman and Rochers de Naye, Vaud, Switzerland

Dent de Jaman and Rochers de Naye, Vaud, Switzerland
The village of Les Avants, with La Dent de Jaman and Les Rochers de Naye, Montreux, Vaud, Switzerland

Background imageAlps Collection: Le Mont Cervin (Matterhorn Mountain) from Riffelalp

Le Mont Cervin (Matterhorn Mountain) from Riffelalp a hamlet in the municipality of Zermatt in the canton of Valais, Switzerland

Background imageAlps Collection: Lake Lucerne with Pilatus mountain, Switzerland

Lake Lucerne with Pilatus mountain, Switzerland
A view of Lake Lucerne, Switzerland, with the Pilatus mountain in the background (height of 2132 metres). Date: circa 1940

Background imageAlps Collection: BARRY STATUE, PARIS

BARRY STATUE, PARIS
Memorial statue to Barry, a St Bernard dog who rescued 42 people in the Alps, but was killed by the 43rd who thought the dog was attacking him, Asnieres cemetery, Paris

Background imageAlps Collection: Ascent Mont Blanc - 3

Ascent Mont Blanc - 3
THE ASCENT OF MONT BLANC One of the most difficult parts of the climb - the snow turns to ice and the climbers must cut foot-holes in order to retain a footing



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