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Entrance to the Doge's Palace

Entrance to the Doge's Palace

A topographical cabinet card showing the entrance from Piazzetta San Marco to the Doge's Palace in Venice.

Photographed by Carlo Ponti of Venice.

Ponti studied photography in Paris in the 1840s. In 1852, he obtained a license to produce and sell photographs in Venice. He ran the first of the big photographic businesses in the city, producing albums with architectural views of great artistic sensitivity. He was also the inventor of camera lenses suitable for panoramic photography.

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