Positano: Topographic Views (Positano, Italy) : View on the beach looking north

Creator:
Gilchrist, Scott, 1960-
Published/Created:
Positano, Campania, Italy
ca. 1993-1999
Date Depicted:
1950 AD - 2010 AD
Notes:
Positano is a small town on the Amalfi Coast (Costiera Amalfitana), in Campania, Italy. The main part of the city sits in an enclave in the hills leading down to the coast. Positano was a port of the Amalfi Republic in medieval times, and prospered in the 16th and 17th centuries. But by the mid-19th century, the town had fallen on hard times. More than half the population emigrated, mostly to Australia. Positano was a relatively poor fishing village during the first half of the 20th century. It began to attract large numbers of tourists in the 1950s, especially after John Steinbeck published his essay about Positano in Harper's Bazaar in May, 1953: "Positano bites deep", Steinbeck wrote. "It is a dream place that isn't quite real when you are there and becomes beckoningly real after you have gone.
Topics:
Architecture -- Italy -- 20th century -- (YVRC)
Period/Style:
Twentieth century
Culture:
Italian
Accession Number:
1A2-I-AC-PV-C7
Genre:
urban and topographical views
Format:
Image
Rights:
Copyright Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc
The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement.
Access Restrictions:
Yale Community Only
Digital:
Boats and boating architecture; cityscape; contemporary (1960 to present); landscape; seascape; City planning Twentieth century visual works; photographs; visual works; topographical views
Source Creator:
Gilchrist, Scott
Source Title:
Archivision Addition Module Five
Source Created:
2878 Chamonix, Montreal QC
Archivision, Inc.
Source Note:
Purchase, Visual Resources Collection, May, 2011; photographer Scott Gilchrist
Yale Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Digital Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Local Record Number:
4090
OID:
10055645
PID:
digcoll:1793787