Uncommon pairing of lantern slides showing the Panathenaic Stadium, the host venue for the opening and closing ceremonies of the Athens 1896 Olympics, the first international Olympic Games held in modern history. The glass slides, both 4 x 3.25, and labeled as “189” and “192,” feature interior and exterior views of the immense marble stadium, with affixed captions marked “Stadium at Athens, 1896,” and stamped “G. M. Whicher,” who served as the General Secretary of the Archaeological Institute of America. The captions are also numbered as “35” and “36.” In overall fine condition.
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