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Speaking about coincidence! Looking over this early photograph dated January 30, 1898 (signed and dated in the lower right corner) 2920 meters is 8760 feet! The Glarnisch is a gletcher in the Central Swiss Alps.

I really would like to know if the photographer Walter Ernesty (This is the way I read the name) was a member of the Swiss Alpine Club. Who was he?  a surveyor perhaps? Are there any other views by him like this out there somewhere? One can say that he was certainly meticulous which is a trait a good mountain climber has to have especially when checking the ropes!

On a technical note, I am not sure how this albumen panoramic view was taken and how much or what equipment he had to carry up the mountain. I have to leave that aspect to the more experienced photographers or collectors out there, but what a fabulous view of these Central Swiss Alps. I feel it is.

the photograph shows some of the knowledge and education the man obviously had, the willpower to climb and take pictures on a cold January day. The photograph measures 8″ x 2.75″ (20.3 cms. x 7 cms).

 

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