[Delft Gate, Leyden, (i.e., Leiden) Holland] (LOC)

[Delft Gate, Leyden, (i.e., Leiden) Holland]


[between ca. 1890 and ca. 1900].


1 photomechanical print : photochrom, color.



Print shows gate now known as the Morspoort (Marsh) Gate. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2009)

Title from the Detroit Publishing Co., catalogue J, foreign section. Detroit, Mich. : Detroit Publishing Company, c1905.

Print no. "8483".

Forms part of: Views of architecture and other sites in the Netherlands in the Photochrom print collection.





Format: Photochrom prints--Color--1890-1900.


Rights Info: No known restrictions on reproduction.


Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA


Part Of: Views of architecture and other sites in the Netherlands (DLC) 2001697995


More information about the Photochrom Print Collection is available at hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.pgz


Persistent URL: hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsc.05828


Call Number: LOT 13423, no. 069 [item]



  • Michiel2005 6y

    Now known as the Morspoort (Marsh Gate). Fortunately not demolished.
  • Hylda 5y

    Built in 1668 as one of the original 10 old city gates of Leiden city, the Morspoort, or Marsh Gate, is only one of 2 that exist today.
    It still looks identical to this print, but the fence to the right no longer stands. Nowadays, traffic - except pedestrians and bicyclists - is directed around the gate.

    The Morspoort used to be called Gallows Gate since its road lead the the gallow field but it was renamed shortly after to Morspoort because of the nearby marshes.

    There are still 2 roads called Galgewater (Gallow's water) on each side of a canal.

    View also www.360cities.net/image/morspoort-leiden-the-netherlands
  • Blunder 5y

    As it is still standing today
    Morsch Poort Leiden
  • Kristi (LOC P&P) 5y

    Michiel2005, Hylda H and Blunder,

    Thank you for the information (and current photo) of this gate! We can expand our descriptive information when we update.
  • B-59 2y

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