A Swiss innovator in the study of the Earth's natural history.

Louis Agassiz

A Swiss innovator in the study of the Earth's natural history.

Field glasses or binoculars from Ecker in Lucerne, Switzerland.

Swiss Binoculars

Field glasses or binoculars from Ecker in Lucerne, Switzerland.

Eastman's Kodak camera from Switzerland in 1907.

Kodak Camera, 1907

Eastman's Kodak camera from Switzerland in 1907.

The Viaduct of Chaumont is a railway bridge that connects Paris to Basel. It was built in 1856 and stands on the Marne River in Chaumont, a commune in France.

Viaduct of Chaumont

The Viaduct of Chaumont is a railway bridge that connects Paris to Basel. It was built in 1856 and stands…

A Swiss business who recorded his memories and experiences in his book A Memory of Solferino, which inspired the creation of the International Committee of the Red Cross.

Henri Dunant

A Swiss business who recorded his memories and experiences in his book A Memory of Solferino, which…

Heidi and Peter, herding goats in Johanna Spyri's novel, Heidi.

Heidi and Peter

Heidi and Peter, herding goats in Johanna Spyri's novel, Heidi.

This Renaissance hinge is a 17th century design found in Zurich, Switzerland.

Renaissance Hinge

This Renaissance hinge is a 17th century design found in Zurich, Switzerland.

Valley of the Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland. A typical U-shaped glaciated valley.

Lauterbrunnen

Valley of the Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland. A typical U-shaped glaciated valley.

Limestone polished, furrowed, and scratched by the modern glacier of Rosenlaui, Switzerland.

Limestone

Limestone polished, furrowed, and scratched by the modern glacier of Rosenlaui, Switzerland.

The Lucerne Railway Station in Switzerland.

Lucerne Railway Station

The Lucerne Railway Station in Switzerland.

A shop in Lucerne, Switzerland selling antiques.

Antiques Shop in Lucerne, Switzerland

A shop in Lucerne, Switzerland selling antiques.

An art and antiques shop in Lucerne, Switzerland.

Art and Antiques Shop in Lucerne, Switzerland

An art and antiques shop in Lucerne, Switzerland.

A store near the cathedral in Lucerne, Switzerland selling silks.

Silk Store in Lucerne, Switzerland

A store near the cathedral in Lucerne, Switzerland selling silks.

A shop in Lucerne, Switzerland selling Longines watches.

Watch Store in Lucerne, Switzerland

A shop in Lucerne, Switzerland selling Longines watches.

The Romanesque circular panel is found in Basel, Switzerland.

Romanesque Circular Panel

The Romanesque circular panel is found in Basel, Switzerland.

Characteristic surface features on the Santis in Switzerland produced by the solution on exposed limestone surfaces.

Santis

Characteristic surface features on the Santis in Switzerland produced by the solution on exposed limestone…

Section through the Simplon massif, along the axis of the Great Simplon tunnel from the Rhone Valley, Switzerland to the Val Diveria, Italy.

Simplon Massif

Section through the Simplon massif, along the axis of the Great Simplon tunnel from the Rhone Valley,…

An antique spoon from Lucerne, Switzerland in 1907.

Swiss Spoon

An antique spoon from Lucerne, Switzerland in 1907.

North-south cross-section of the St. Gothard Massif, Switzerland, showing the fan-folds.

St. Gothard Massif, Switzerland

North-south cross-section of the St. Gothard Massif, Switzerland, showing the fan-folds.

"Although the characteristics of this class of buildings are generally uniform, yet shades of difference occur here or there. These deviations are perceptible in the various countries where wooden houses are met with, and are found even in the different cantons of Switzerland. It would, however, carry us too far to enter more fully into various points of difference. [This image] exhibits a characteristic example of one of these Swiss-cottages or chalets."

Swiss House in the Canton of Berne, Iseltwald

"Although the characteristics of this class of buildings are generally uniform, yet shades of difference…

"The third class of timber buildings which has to be described is the so-called Swiss-Cottage style [shown here]. This class belongs exclusively to the country in contradistinction to the town. It is only lately that its application has been extended to other purposes, as for example, (and in combination with framed half-timbered construction) to railway stations, &c."

Group of Swiss Houses

"The third class of timber buildings which has to be described is the so-called Swiss-Cottage style…

This writing table is made out of white wood. Its design represents the inhabitants of Alpine, Switzerland tending their flock.

Writing Table

This writing table is made out of white wood. Its design represents the inhabitants of Alpine, Switzerland…

A trunk from a luggage store in Lucerne, Switzerland in 1907.

Swiss Trunk

A trunk from a luggage store in Lucerne, Switzerland in 1907.

A villa in Lucerne, Switzerland in 1907.

Swiss Villa

A villa in Lucerne, Switzerland in 1907.

A pocket watch from Switzerland in 1907.

Swiss Pocket Watch

A pocket watch from Switzerland in 1907.

A concert hall in Zurich, Switzerland.

Tonhalle, Zurich

A concert hall in Zurich, Switzerland.