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Bronze medal commemorating Alessandro Volta, pione
Bronze medal commemorating Alessandro Volta, pioneer of electrical science, made by Paulo Pasinati Inc., Rome, Italy, 1884.
Circular bronze medal to commemorate Alessandro Vo
Circular bronze medal to commemorate Alessandro Volta and his invention of the Voltaic Pile, made by Paolo Pasinati Incorporated, Rome, Italy, 1884.
Cleo Goes to Hospital Again
18 February 1962
Silver gelatin print by Planet News Limited, titled "Cleo Goes to Hospital Again", 18 February 1962. Printed caption on verso reads: "Rome, Italy: 'Cleopatra of Egypt', alias Elizabeth Taylor of Hollywood and wife of actor-singer Eddie Fisher, wears a deep-cleavage dress, part of her wardrobe for the title role in the epic movie 'Cleopatra' is shown relaxing at the Cinecittie [sic] studios in this picture received today. A nurse at the Rome Salvator Mundi hospital confirmed early this morning that Elizabeth Taylor was there for treatment. 'Cleopatra', with its multi-million dollar budget already vastly increased by Miss Taylor's 1961 near-fatal illness, was expected to be finished by the end of April. A studio spokesman said the filming had been running 'a couple weeks behind schedule'".
Elizabeth Taylor in "Cleopatra"
25 September 1961
Silver gelatin wirephoto by Planet News Limited/UPI, dated 25 September 1961. Printed caption on front reads: "R0454 - Rome - Elisabeth [sic] Taylor in Cleopatra. Hairstyle during wardrobe tests for film which starts Sept/25 and in which she wears 20 different wigs and 60 costly costumes. UPI telephoto. NOT FOR ITALY".
Colosseum, Rome, Italy, 1995
Collection of 45 colour prints by Martin Parr forming the exhibition `Small World', 1995: (8) Colosseum, Rome, Italy
Daguerreotype of Rome, Panorama from San Pietro in Montorio, 1841 by Lorenzo Suscipi
Daguerreotype view of Rome, Panorama from San Pietro in Montorio. This is one of a series of eight forming a panorama of the city, taken by Lorenzo Suscipi in 1841. This daguerreotype was taken from a viewpoint near the church of San Pietro in Montorio (St Peter's on the Golden Hill) on the Janiculum Hill, one of the Seven Hills of Rome.i (5 of 8).
Daguerreotype of Rome, Panorama from San Pietro in Montorio, 1841 by Lorenzo Suscipi, 1841
Daguerreotype view of Rome, Panorama from San Pietro in Montorio. This is one of a series of eight forming a panorama of the city, taken by Lorenzo Suscipi in 1841. This daguerreotype was taken from a viewpoint near the church of San Pietro in Montorio (St Peter's on the Golden Hill) on the Janiculum Hill, one of the Seven Hills of Rome. (3 of 8).
Sun-dial, brass, inscribed "Jacobus Lusuerg mutine
Sun-dial, brass, inscribed "Jacobus Lusuerg mutinensis faciebal Romae a 1686" size 8" by 7 1/2in, in square leather case
Length of lead water supply pipe
Classical & Medieval Medicine
Length of lead water supply pipe, with maker's name inscribed, Roman, 2nd centuryAD
23 February 1963
Silver gelatin print by Keystone Press Agency, titled "Cleopatra...Cleopatra...Cleopatra...One...Two...Three!!", 23 February 1963. Printed caption on verso reads: "Three lovely young ladies - with but one main aim ....to be the best 'Cleopatra'...The city of Rome - has been the scene of much activity in the film business - with the ancient Queen of Egypt as the centre piece...Firstly - the one and only Elizabeth Taylor (left) concluded the much delayed - and terribly expensive film 'Cleopatra'. (right) the French star Pascale Petit took on the same role for the film 'Queen for Caesae' which is supposed to be something of a satire on the Liz Taylor role - and now - we have the third 'Cleopatra' - in the attractive shape of French actress Magali Noel (in centre) and takes the name part in the newest Rome film 'Toto and Cleopatra' - now being made in the Italian capital. In fact a surfeit of Cleo's".
Family Visit to the Set
8 November 1961
Silver gelatin print by the Associated Press, titled "Family Visit to the Set", 8 November 1961. Printed caption on verso reads: "Joseph L. Mankiewicz (right), producer of 'Cleopatra,' compliments the star of the film, Elizabeth Taylor, on Liza Todd, her daughter by her marriage to Mike Todd, as the child sits on the lap of Liz's husband Eddie Fisher at the Cinecitta Studios in Rome, 8 November. Liz and Eddie took Liza along to visit the set of the movie during a brief rest from filming by the actress".
Clark Gable and Sophia Loren at Cinecitta
13 August 1959
Associated Press photograph titled 'Co-stars'. Image shows actors Clark Gable and Sophia Loren at the Cinecitta film studios in Rome, where they were filming "Bay of Naples".
Liz Leaves Night Club
13 April 1962
Silver gelatin print by the Associated Press, 13 April 1962. Printed caption on verso reads: "Escorted by an unidentified friend, Elizabeth Taylor, 30 leaves a Rome night club in the early hours this morning, April 13th after spending tsome time there with 36-year-old British actor, Richard Burton. Liz left first. Burton drove to a bar by himself later. The two were off both yesterday and the day before at Cinecitta, the Rome studio where 20th Century-Fox is trying to finish up 'Cleopatra' filming."
Liz Taylor Returns to Work
23 February 1962
Silver gelatin print by Planet News Limited, titled "Liz Taylor Returns to Work", 23 February 1962. Printed caption on verso reads: "Rome: Film star Elizabeth Taylor, dressed for her role as 'Cleopatra' has a smile as she was about to resume work on the film epic in the Rome studios yesterday, following her recent reported attack of food poisoning".
8 May 1962
Silver gelatin print by Planet News Limited/UPI, titled "Self-criticism", 8 May 1962. Printed caption on verso reads: "Rome, Italy: Screen actress Elizabeth Taylor returned to work today. Seen at the Cinecitta Studios in Rome she appears to be undergoing a moment of self-criticism before she dons her outer-garments to carry on screening the title role in 'Cleopatra'. Liz went back to work today after time off due to a black eye received in a motoring incident".