|Roger Broders (1883-1953) Dover Press.|
In Ancient days, the Romans used parts of other sculptures and arches to make new commemorative arches. This is called spolia. And you thought re-cycling is new? Constantine's arch is partly made up of older structures and was dedicated in 315 AD to celebrate Emperor Constantine's victory over Maxentius during the battle of Milvan Bridge.
This is what is fascinating about archeology -- ancient puzzles. This part is from the ? century; this one depicts what emperor? And what event? An ancient I-Pad.
Arches have been used through the centuries to commemorate special events and honor heroes with processions and parades. Ancient Rome used these extensively, and some are still used in recent history. Constantine's arch was the finish line for the 1960 Olympic marathon.
Paris, Lyon, Mediterranean also known as PLM was a French railway and the poster (1921) is advertising an express train from Paris to Rome via Lyon.
When is the last time you took a train to a vacation spot? (not a commuter train).