Carl Johan's Gate - Oslo, Norway [Image 090 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 Carl Johan's Gate, leading away and downhill from the Royal Palace, Oslo, Norway. Carl Johan’s Gate is the main street in the city, with numerous landmarks on either side, and is named in honor of King Carl Johan, who reigned from 1818 to 1844. In the image, people can be seen walking along the wide central portion, as well as in the distance, where the thoroughfare narrows and becomes tree-lined, with buildings and spires also visible. 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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