Christiania, the Royal Palace - Oslo, Norway [Image 089 of 338]
In 1908, the Rice Institute Board of Trustees sent their newly chosen President, Edgar Odell Lovett, on a world tour seeking out the best aspects of the leading colleges and universities. Dr. and Mrs. Lovett traveled in the company of their secretary, Mr. Carrington Weems, who took these photos to document their travels. They are images of places, more so than people. Dr. and Mrs. Lovett themselves are generally not featured. Each image has an image number that reflects the order in which it was taken on the trip, from number 1 (beginning in Canada and going east around the world) through number 338 (returning to the U.S. through California and ending in Texas), ranging in date from 1908-1909. The names of each image were recorded by Carrington Weems, with the only exception being a county name added in parenthesis when the place name was not present in Weems' original title.
A view of the façade of the Royal Palace, located in Christiania (Kristiania), Norway. Christiania is one of several names which refer to Oslo, the country’s capital city. The Royal Palace is built in the neoclassical style, with a facade of stuccoed brick. The three-storied building has two wings. In the image the Norwegian flag is flying above the palace, and visitors can be seen beside the palace as well as on the lawn of the surrounding park, sloping down towards the camera. A group of four people is standing beside a bench, with two children nearby. In front of the palace is a large mound, with a stone railing, steps, a lamppost, and an equestrian statue of King Carl Johan, who reigned from 1818 to 1844. Photographed by Carrington Weems during the world tour undertaken by Edgar Odell Lovett and his wife, Mary Ellen Lovett. Original resource is a black and white photograph.
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