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Der Stock im Eisen

Artist Unknown

()

c. 1900

Albumen print

10 1/2 in. x 8 in. (26.67 cm x 20.32 cm)

Gift of David Cooper

2001.34

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This image, produced by a professional photographer for tourists (or armchair tourists), shows one of Vienna’s oldest heirlooms and tourist attractions, the stump of a tree full of nails driven into set into a marble niche. The most common legend about it (there are many) relates that medieval journeymen locksmiths each pounded a nail into the stump upon their departure from the city.

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Albumen
Austria
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