Twelve views, each with original printed label on the back. Undated, but likely 1860s. All with light to moderate foxing; good.
Adolphe Braun (1812-1877) was an influential French photographer who pioneered Alpine photography. His "perilous expeditions in the high mountains produced large-format landscapes of the Swiss Alps that appealed to the scientific community and tourists alike. These images document a natural landscape undergoing rapid change as a result of industrialization and a changing climate. To this day, they remain some of the most striking pictures ever taken of Alpine scenery" (Münchner Stadtmuseum). This group of views includes three shots of climbers or hikers (one including a woman, another with a landscape painter at work), one of an alpine hotel, and one of a hikers' hut, where less prosperous climbers would have stayed. The others show a variety of aspects of the alpine landscape, primarily in Switzerland.