Purgatory Chasm, aka The Lover's Leap

Purgatory Chasm, aka The Lover's Leap

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Description (Brief)
black and white stereograph mounted on grey cardstock; photograph by J. A. Williams; printed on label on verso "Purgatory; or, the Lover's Leap. / Newport, R.I. / Depth 40 feet to the water. The chasm gradually sidens to the top, where it is nearly twelve feet across. / By Williams."; printed on verso "From the original / Joshua A. Wialliams' / Photograph Rooms, / Established 1847. / Formerly Wm. Vose's Ice Cream Saloon, / South Touro Street, / Near Bath Road, --- Sign of Red Cart, / Newport, R.I. / P.O. Box 507."; view looking down into chasm with water below, surrounded on both sides by grass covered terrain
Object Name
date made
mid-late 1800s
place made
United States: Rhode Island, Rhode Island, Middletown
associated place
United States: Rhode Island, Rhode Island, Newport
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
overall: 3 1/2 in x 7 in; 8.89 cm x 17.78 cm
ID Number
nonaccession number
catalog number
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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