Cathedral of Mexico
Collection: Americas

Title

Cathedral of Mexico

Subject

Catedral de México

Mexico City (Mexico)

Description

On verso:
No. 251. CATHEDRAL OF MEXICO.
On the north side of the Plaza Mayor in the City of Mexico stands the city’s chief architectural feature, its most majestic edifice, the cathedral, which occupies a larger area than any other church in the Western Hemisphere. This enormous pile of gray sandstone is crowned by a central dome which commands a superb view of the city and surrounding valley. From the sides of the front rise two bell towers, 200 feet high. The interior is rather overcharged with gorgeous altars and decorations. The railing of the choir is made of an alloy of gold, silver and copper, and cost over a million dollars. There are some exquisite specimens of wood carvings and some very fine paintings, the best of them by Murillo. The Emperor Iturbide was crowned here in 1822 and lies buried in one of the aisles. Here ill-fated Maximilian and Charlotte were crowned emperor and empress in 1864. The church was commenced in 1667. The bell towers were finished in 1791.
A8523

Creator

[Ingersoll, T. W. (Truman Ward)]

Source

Canton Township Carnegie Library, Canton KS, USA

Publisher

Canton Township Carnegie Library, Canton KS, USA

Date

ca. 1900

Format

image/jpeg

Language

English

Type

Stereographs

Identifier

251



Citation
[Ingersoll, T. W. (Truman Ward)], “Cathedral of Mexico,” Digital Canton, accessed January 18, 2022, https://canton.digitalsckls.info/item/556.
Original Format

Stereograph

Physical Dimensions

7 x 3.5 inches