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  • Spain


  • Scenic views of Spain including cities, landscapes, historic buildings, and monuments. The cities of Avila, Barcelona, Burgos, Córdoba, Granada, Madrid, Málaga, Segovia , Seville, Toledo, Valencia, Valladolid, and other towns are covered. The Escorial, Palacio Real, Catedral de Burgos, Catedral de Toledo, Catedral (Cordoba), Alcázar (Segovia and Seville), and the Real Colegio Seminario de San Telmo are among the prominent buildings represented; there are many photographs of the Alhambra (Granada) and the Alcazar (Seville) showing architectural details from the Moorish period. Also included are objects associated with various rulers of Spain (Isabella I, Ferdinand V, Fernando III, Charles V, Philip IV) and Christopher Columbus. Among the various subjects depicted are cathedrals, churches, architectural elements, architectural decorations and ornaments, and castles and palaces, city walls, gates, towers, doors and doorways, forts and fortifications; some portrait photographs of people in traditional clothing; one full-length portrait of Queen regent Maria Christina.


  • Laurent, J., photographer
  • Smallwood, Grahame T., donor

Created / Published

  • 1860-1880.


  • -  Charles,--V,--Holy Roman Emperor,--1500-1588--Homes & haunts--Spain
  • -  Columbus, Christopher--Associated objects
  • -  Ferdinand--V,--King of Spain,--1452-1516--Tomb--Spain--Granada
  • -  Fernando--III,--King of Castile and Leon,--1199?-1252--Associated objects
  • -  Francis--of Assisi, Saint,--1182-1226--Statues--Spain--Toledo
  • -  Isabella--I,--Queen of Spain,--1451-1504--Tomb--Spain--Granada
  • -  Philip--IV,--King of Spain,--1605-1665--Statues--Spain--Madrid
  • -  Catedral de Burgos
  • -  Escorial
  • -  Palacio Real (Madrid, Spain)
  • -  Catedral de Toledo
  • -  Alcázar (Segovia, Spain)
  • -  Catedral (Córdoba, Spain)
  • -  Alhambra (Granada, Spain)
  • -  Catedral de Granada
  • -  Catedral de Sevilla
  • -  Alcázar (Seville, Spain)
  • -  Real Colegio Seminario de San Telmo (Seville, Spain)
  • -  Lonja de la seda (Valencia, Spain)
  • -  Catedral de Valencia
  • -  Montserrat (Abbey)
  • -  Torre del Oro (Seville, Spain)
  • -  Plaza Mayor (Madrid, Spain)--1860-1880
  • -  Avila (Spain)--1860-1880
  • -  Barcelona (Spain)--1860-1880
  • -  Burgos (Spain)--1860-1880
  • -  Córdoba (Spain)--1860-1880
  • -  Granada (Spain)--1860-1880
  • -  Málaga (Spain)--1860-1880
  • -  Tarragona (Spain)--1860-1880
  • -  Toledo (Spain)--1860-1880
  • -  Architectural elements--Spain--1860-1880
  • -  Architectural decorations & ornaments--Spain--1860-1880
  • -  Buildings--Spain--1860-1880
  • -  Castles & palaces--Spain--1860-1889
  • -  Cathedrals--Spain--1860-1880
  • -  Churches--Spain--1860-1880
  • -  City walls--Spain--1860-1880
  • -  Doors & doorways--Spain--1860-1880
  • -  Dwellings--Spain--1860-1880
  • -  Facades--Spain--1860-1880
  • -  Forts & fortifications--Spain--1860-1880
  • -  Gates--Spain--1860-1880
  • -  Men--Clothing & dress--Spain--1860-1880
  • -  Mercantile facilities--Spain--1860-1880
  • -  Mountains--Spain--1860-1880
  • -  Plazas--Spain--1860-1880
  • -  Ruins--Spain--1860-1880
  • -  Women--Clothing & dress--Spain--1860-1880


  • Aerial views--1860-1880.
  • Albumen prints--1860-1880.
  • Cityscape photographs--1860-1880.
  • Group portraits--1860-1880.
  • Landscape photographs--1860-1880.
  • Panoramic views--1860-1880.
  • Photograph albums--1860-1880.
  • Portrait photographs--1860-1880.


  • Photograph albums--1860-1880
  • Landscape photographs--1860-1880
  • Cityscape photographs--1860-1880
  • Aerial views--1860-1880
  • Group portraits--1860-1880
  • Portrait photographs--1860-1880
  • Albumen prints--1860-1880
  • Panoramic views--1860-1880


  • -  J. (Jean or Juan) Laurent began his photographic career in the mid-1850s as a daguerreotypist in Paris, France. By 1857 he had relocated to Madrid, Spain, setting up a commercial photographic establishment. Laurent specialized in photographic views of Spain, compiling a large photographic inventory of treasures. He was the largest commercial photographer in Spain, rivaling G.W. Wilson and Francis Frith in Europe. Laurent continued to work as a photographer until ca. 1892 at which time his business was taken over by J. Lacoste.
  • -  Captions printed on photographs in Spanish or French.
  • -  Title taken from album cover.
  • -  An 8 x 10 in. b&w copy negative is available for each photograph.
  • -  Gift; Grahame T. Smallwood, Jr.; 1957.


  • 1 album (126 albumen prints) ; 51 x 43 cm. (album)

Call Number/Physical Location

  • LOT 7736 (OH) [P&P]

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 94512482

Online Format

  • image

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Smallwood, Grahame T., Donor, Laurent, J, photographer. Spain. Barcelona Plaza Mayor Córdoba Madrid Spain Granada Avila Málaga Toledo Tarragona Burgos, 1860. to 1880. Photograph.

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Smallwood, G. T., Laurent, J., photographer. (1860) Spain. Barcelona Plaza Mayor Córdoba Madrid Spain Granada Avila Málaga Toledo Tarragona Burgos, 1860. to 1880. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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Smallwood, Grahame T., Donor, photographer by Laurent, J. Spain. to 1880. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.