Vance Thompson's Cab Drivers / 40: The Gondolier of Venice / 1
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In the heart of the city. Photo by Gribayedoff.

Source:
Outing magazine, vol. LI no. 6, March, 1908, p. 645.

Vance Thompson's Cab Drivers / 40

The Gondolier of Venice / 1

These pages reproduce The Gondolier of Venice by Vance Thompson (Outing, vol. LI no. 6, March, 1908, pp. 643-659). Photos by Gribayedoff.

Photos:

  1. In the heart of the city

  2. The principal traghetto (ferry) Piazza San Marco

  3. Queen Mother Margherita in her gondola the late King Humbert seated beside her

  4. The builder

  5. The gondolier's sombre meeting room with regatta flags in a case against the wall

  6. The Carnival of Venice with its fancy gondolas.

  7. The royal gondola carrying the firemen and the police

  8. His daily nap

  9. The government allows the gondolier to act as dock hand when he becomes too old to handle the oars

  10. The first cent taken in at a Venetian ferry is for the oil of the Virgin's lamp

  11. A reception to the King and Queen

  12. Cardinal Sarto boarding a gondola on his way to the Conclave in Rome which made him Pope

  13. The Mayor of Venice and his uniformed gondoliers

  14. The gondola of the first class

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