Lion Mound Monument; Waterloo, Belgium; Battle of Waterloo, Belgium, 1815; Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815; Battlefields; history -- Europe -- Western; cartes-de-visite (card photographs);
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Name of Monument
Lion Mound, Waterloo, Belgium
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Country of Monument
A carte-de-visite historical photograph of the Lion’s Mound, a large conical artificial hill commemorating the battlefield of Waterloo fought on June 18, 1815. The mound was ordered by King William I of the Netherlands and construction was begun in 1820 and completed in 1826. A statue on a lion standing upon a stone-block pedestal surmounts the hill. Jean-Louis Van Geel (1787-1852) sculpted the model lion.
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Original physical carte-de-visite is in the public domain. Digital copy scanned by Rod Library, ©2022 Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa.
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