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House of Ethics Rabbi Yisrael Salanter
Description: House of Ethics. The Foundation, Our Master, Our Teacher, and Our Rebbe (admur) Rabbi Yisrael Salanter. Kovno Born in Lithuania in 1810, Rabbi Yisra’el ben Ze’ev Volf Salanter (also known as Lipkin) was a prominent Rabbi and is the founder of the first Musar society. As a young man Salanter was sent to study Torah with Rabbi Tsevi Hirsh Broyda, during his studies Salanter came into contact with Yosef Zundel through whom Salanter became interested in questions regarding moralistic and ethical teachings. For Salanter it was not enough for Jews to observe the commandments and be committed to the study of Torah, they also needed to devote themselves to ethical improvement. This led Salanter to found a “Musar house” in Vilna where ethical texts were studied and where Salanter delivered lectures. Throughout his life Salanter moved around establishing “Musar houses” in many cities in Eastern and Western Europe. The teachings of the Musar movement were somewhat controversial in Salanter’s lifetime and the standards for moral improvement were highly demanding of adherents. Though Rabbi Salanter died in 1883, the Musar movement outlived him, with the movement expanding in the nineteenth century as Salanter’s disciples became involved in yeshivas. This bookstamp came from the Musar House (the “house of ethics”) in Kovno. This book stamp is from a book looted by the Nazis and sorted by Colonel Seymour Pomrenze, one of “the Monuments Men,” at the Offenbach Archival Depot. There are two scrapbooks of archival markings from the books sorted at the Offenbach Depot in the Seymour Pomrenze Collection held by the American Jewish Historical Society (Call number P-933) There is a finding aid for the collection here The digitized scrapbooks are available here and here. For more information on this project check the Center’s blog: 16thstreet.tumblr.com/tagged/Offenbach-Depot Dr. Mitch Fraas, Acting Director of the Digital Humanities Forum at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries' Special Collections Center is working on a similar project for the German book stamps based on NARA microfilm of the volumes the American Jewish Historical Society currently holds. See viewshare.org/views/mfraas/offenbach-bookplates/ The Center for Jewish History would like to acknowledge the following: The American Jewish Historical Society, who graciously allowed the use of their archival materials and digital content; Mitch Fraas, Acting Director of the Digital Humanities Forum at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries' Special Collections Center, for his data and technical assistance in this project; David Rosenberg, Senior Manager for Communications, and Melanie Meyers, Senior Reference Services Librarian for Special Collections, for managing and creating the digital map; as well as Reference Services Librarian Zachary Loeb and Reference Services Assistant Ilya Slavutskiy for their work on translating and mapping. For copyright information, click here
Owner: Center for Jewish History, NYC
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St. Nicolai medieval church ruin at new moon, Visby, Gotland, Sweden
Description: Saint Nicolai medieval church ruin in Visby town on the island of Gotland. View from the north at new moon. Oil painting by A.T. Gellerstedt. Latter part of the 19th century. The Hanseatic town of Visby is today a UNESCO World Heritage. Sankt Nicolai medeltida kyrkoruin i Visby. Vy från norr vid nymåne. Oljemålning av A.T. Gellerstedt. Senare delen av 1800-talet. Hansestaden Visby är idag ett världsarv på UNESCO:s världsarvslista. Collection: The Collection of drawings, watercolours and prints, Archives of the Swedish National Heritage Board Parish (socken): Visby Province (landskap): Gotland Municipality (kommun): Gotland County (län): Gotland Photograph by: Lars Kennerstedt Date: 2014 Persistent URL: kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/show-image.html?id=16001000531316 Read more about the photo database (in english): kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/about.html
Owner: Swedish National Heritage Board
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The Square, Fermoy, Co. Cork
Description: Another angle on the Square, Fermoy with our backs to the River Blackwater. We have seen this square before but usually looking out across the bridge. It is surprising to see how dominated the town is by the convent and church buildings on the heights. With thanks to today's contributors, though we've visited the square before, we learned a little more about the history of the Loreto Convent in the background, and the businesses on Queen's Square in the foreground. Appreciation is due in particular to [https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley] for his investigations that allow us to narrow the 50 year catalogue range (1860s-1910s) to a decade or so (1880s-1890s)... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range ca.1865-1914. Refined to ca.1884-1893 per comments below. NLI Ref: L_CAB_04039 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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Old Drum Monument (MSA)
Description: Collection Name: Commerce and Industrial Development Photograph Collection Photographer/Studio: Massie, Gerald R. Description: Old Drum marker with children and dog in foreground Coverage: United States - Missouri - Johnson - Warrensburg Date: Not dated Rights: Copyright is in the public domain. Credit: Courtesy of Missouri State Archives Image Number: CIDP_06_446 Institution: Missouri State Archives
Owner: MissouriStateArchives
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Deer (MSA)
Description: Collection Name: Department of Conservation Photograph Collection Photographer/Studio: Rathert, Jim Description: Deer standing between leafy trees at Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge Coverage: United States - Missouri - Holt - Forest City Date: October 1987 Rights: Copyright is in the public domain. Credit: Courtesy of Missouri State Archives Image Number: MDC_032_3011 Institution: Missouri State Archives
Owner: MissouriStateArchives
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Harry Truman and Missouri Mule (MSA)
Description: Collection Name: Publications Portrait Collection Photographer/Studio: Dickey Description: President Harry Truman admires Missouri's State Animal at the annual State Fair Coverage: United States - Missouri - Pettis - Sedalia Date: Not dated Rights: Copyright is in the public domain. Credit: Courtesy of Missouri State Archives Image Number: RG005_070_073 Institution: Missouri State Archives
Owner: MissouriStateArchives
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Boy with Dairy Cow and Calves (MSA)
Description: Collection Name: State Fair Photograph Collection Photographer/Studio: Unknown Description: Young boy poses with two calves licking his hands while adult cow stands behind them Coverage: United States - Missouri - Pettis - Sedalia Date: Not dated Rights: Copyright is in the public domain. Credit: Courtesy of Missouri State Archives Image Number: RG102_22_0232 Institution: Missouri State Archives
Owner: MissouriStateArchives
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Mr. Gerald Flood, Castleboro, Clonroche, Co. Wexford
Description: Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Flood with their family make a fine portrait to end the week, Here you may notice that of the four children two bear a strong resemblance to the father and two to the mother! And a handsome family they are too. With thanks to O Mac and sharon.corbet there is strong evidence that this image dates from the 1930s, and that - as Sharon notes - those pictured are (left to right):  Nora, Tim, Ita (standing), Nelly (sitting), Martin, Gerald [Flood] Both boys pictured went on to play inter-county hurling, with the younger Flood winning 3 All-Irelands in the 1950s and 60s.... Photographer: A. H. Poole Collection: Poole Photographic Studio, Waterford Date: between ca. 1901 and 1954 (likely 1930s) NLI Ref: POOLEWP 4297 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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Jönköping Castle and Fortifications, Småland, Sweden
Description: Jönköping castle and fortifications, from the early 17th century. Watercolour by Olof Hermelin, from c. 1870. Jönköpings slott och fästningsverk, från början av 1600-talet. Akvarell av Olof Hermelin, från cirka 1870. Collection: The Collection of drawings, watercolours and prints, Archives of the Swedish National Heritage Board Parish (socken): Jönköping Province (landskap): Småland Municipality (kommun): Jönköping County (län): Jönköping Photograph by: Lars Kennerstedt Date: 2015 Persistent URL: kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/show-image.html?id=16001000535195 Read more about the photo database (in english): kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/about.html
Owner: Swedish National Heritage Board
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Angel. Depiction of medieval stained glass window in Hejde Church, Gotland, Sweden
Description: Angel with a thurible. Depiction of medieval stained glass window in the chancel of Hejde church. Watercolour by Gustava Meukow, from August 1892. Ängel med rökelsekar. Avbildning av medeltida glasmålning i koret i Hejde kyrka. Akvarell av Gustava Meukow, från augusti 1892. Collection: The Collection of drawings, watercolours and prints, Archives of the Swedish National Heritage Board Parish (socken): Hejde Province (landskap): Gotland Municipality (kommun): Gotland County (län): Gotland Photograph by: Lars Kennerstedt Date: 2013 Persistent URL: kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/show-image.html?id=16001000526708 Read more about the photo database (in english): kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/about.html
Owner: Swedish National Heritage Board
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Emmy Souter of South Cave with bicycle c.1900s (archive ref DDEY-1-180)
Description: (Buy exclusive historic East Yorkshire prints from East Riding Photos http://picturearchivesorg/eastridingphotos) (Why not try searching our East Riding of Yorkshire Map for more historic images? www.flickr.com/photos/erarchives/map ) (Copyright) We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of Creative Commons. Please cite 'East Riding Archives ' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply. If unsure please email [email protected]
Owner: East Riding Archives
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14th century stone house, Stora Hästnäs, Visby, Gotland, Sweden
Description: Stone house with stepped gables from the 14th century, at Stora Hästnäs north of Visby town on the island of Gotland. Watercoloured drawing by A.T. Gellerstedt, from the 15th of June, 1873. Stenhus med trappgavlar från 1300-talet vid Stora Hästnäs norr om Visby. Akvarellerad teckning av A.T. Gellerstedt, från 15 juni 1873. Collection: The Collection of drawings, watercolours and prints, Archives of the Swedish National Heritage Board Parish (socken): Visby Province (landskap): Gotland Municipality (kommun): Gotland County (län): Gotland Photograph by: Lars Kennerstedt Date: 2014 Persistent URL: kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/show-image.html?id=16001000531338 Read more about the photo database (in english): kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/about.html
Owner: Swedish National Heritage Board
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St. Lars medieval church ruin, Visby, Gotland, Sweden
Description: Interior of Saint Lars medieval church ruin in Visby. Pencil drawing by Per Arvid Säve, from 1850. The Hanseatic town of Visby is today a UNESCO World Heritage. Interiör av Sankt Lars medeltida kyrkoruin i Visby. Blyertsteckning av Per Arvid Säve, från 1850. Hansestaden Visby är idag ett världsarv på UNESCO:s världsarvslista. Collection: The P.A. Säve Collection, Archives of the Swedish National Heritage Board Parish (socken): Visby Province (landskap): Gotland Municipality (kommun): Gotland County (län): Gotland Photograph by: Lars Kennerstedt Date: 2011 Persistent URL: kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/show-image.html?id=16001000327486 Read more about the photo database (in english): kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/about.html
Owner: Swedish National Heritage Board
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Policeman & child outside Grimsby Town Hall, awaiting arrival of Her Majesty The Queen 1977 (archive ref CCHU-4-1-9-2)
Description: (Buy exclusive historic East Yorkshire prints from East Riding Photos http://picturearchivesorg/eastridingphotos) A policeman chats to an excited young boy as he waits for the arrival of Her Majesty The Queen at Grimsby. (Why not try searching our East Riding of Yorkshire Map for more historic images? www.flickr.com/photos/erarchives/map ) (Copyright) We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of Creative Commons. Please cite 'East Riding Archives ' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply. If unsure please email [email protected]
Owner: East Riding Archives
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The Square, Baltinglass, Co. Wicklow
Description: A fine shot today from the Eason Collection with old forms of transport occupying a broad square but with perhaps a crowd(?) in the distance. The catalogue date range puts this in the first quarter of the 20th century, and the information that Niall McAuley provides for the visible Michael Dwyer memorial corroborates that. Thanks to beachcomberaustralia for sharing some extra detail on Michael Dwyer himself. We're not sure what has drawn the small crowd in the background by Chapel Hill, but the collection of carts suggests a mart on the east-side of Market Square... Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: Between 1900 - 1939 NLI Ref: EAS_3856 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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Estate of Rabbi Gaon Reb Dob Baer Ratner
Description: According to the entry in the 1901 edition of the Jewish Encyclopedia, Rabbi Dov Baer Ratner was a “Russian Talmudist; born at Wilna about 1845. He is the author of “Mebo la-Seder ‘Olam Rabbath,” on Josef ben Halafta’s historical work (Wilna, 1894); “Seder ‘Olam Rabbah,” a critical edition of the text of the “Seder ‘Olam Rabbah” (ib. 1897); “Ahabat Ziyyon we-Yerushalayim,” variants and additions to the text of the Jerusalem Talmud.” At the time that entry was composed only three of the volumes of “Ahabat Ziyyon we-Yerushalayim,” had been composed, but by the time of his death Rabbi Ratner had completed all twelve volumes of the series. Rabbi Ratner obtained a broad education in matters both secular and religious – and as a young man studied in the yeshivot of Mir and Volozhin. An early advocate of the Zionist movement, Rabbi Ratner was part of the delegation that welcomed Theodor Herzl on his 1903 visit to Vilna. Rabbi Ratner was the for many years the director of the Straschun Library in Vilna, to which he gave his books upon his death. This book stamp attests to Rabbi Ratner leaving his books to the Strashun library in honor of the founder of that library Matisyahu Strashun. Rabbi Dob Baer Ben Abraham Bezaleeel Ratner passed away in 1917. The translation of the full stamp is as follows: "Estate of Rabbi Gaon Reb Dob-Baer Ratner, May his memory be forever a blessing, Held, that his collection would be dedicated to the library of Vilnius Under the name of the Gaon Reb Matisyahu Strashun, may his memory be forever a blessing." This book stamp is from a book looted by the Nazis and sorted by Colonel Seymour Pomrenze, one of “the Monuments Men,” at the Offenbach Archival Depot. There are two scrapbooks of archival markings from the books sorted at the Offenbach Depot in the Seymour Pomrenze Collection held by the American Jewish Historical Society (Call number P-933) There is a finding aid for the collection here The digitized scrapbooks are available here and here. For more information on this project check the Center’s blog: 16thstreet.tumblr.com/tagged/Offenbach-Depot Dr. Mitch Fraas, Acting Director of the Digital Humanities Forum at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries' Special Collections Center is working on a similar project for the German book stamps based on NARA microfilm of the volumes the American Jewish Historical Society currently holds. See viewshare.org/views/mfraas/offenbach-bookplates/ The Center for Jewish History would like to acknowledge the following: The American Jewish Historical Society, who graciously allowed the use of their archival materials and digital content; Mitch Fraas, Acting Director of the Digital Humanities Forum at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries' Special Collections Center, for his data and technical assistance in this project; David Rosenberg, Senior Manager for Communications, and Melanie Meyers, Senior Reference Services Librarian for Special Collections, for managing and creating the digital map; as well as Reference Services Librarian Zachary Loeb and Reference Services Assistant Ilya Slavutskiy for their work on translating and mapping. For copyright information, click here
Owner: Center for Jewish History, NYC
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Modern building, possibly an hotel with
Description: This morning we have a rather bleak looking building, apparently in the middle of nowhere, with a goodly supply of horse manure and a bowler hatted corner boy for local colour. And with thanks to today's contributor's, we now know that this is the King Thomond Hotel (formerly Thomond House and the Eagle Hotel), just south of Lisdoonvarna in County Clare. Possibly captured in the late 19th century.... Photographers: Frederick Holland Mares, James Simonton Contributor: John Fortune Lawrence Collection: Stereo Pairs Photograph Collection Date: between ca. 1860-1883 NLI Ref: STP_1901 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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St. Clemens medieval church ruin in Visby, Gotland, Sweden
Description: Saint Clemens medieval church ruin in Visby town on the island of Gotland. Watercoloured drawing by Lars Cedergren, from 1816-1830. The Hanseatic town of Visby is today a UNESCO World Heritage. Sankt Clemens medeltida kyrkoruin i Visby. Akvarellerad teckning av Lars Cedergren, från 1816-1830. Hansestaden Visby är idag ett världsarv på UNESCO:s världsarvslista. Collection: The Collection of drawings, watercolours and prints, Archives of the Swedish National Heritage Board Parish (socken): Visby Province (landskap): Gotland Municipality (kommun): Gotland County (län): Gotland Photograph by: Lennart Strömberg Date: 2008 Persistent URL: kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/show-image.html?id=16001000041924 Read more about the photo database (in english): kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/about.html
Owner: Swedish National Heritage Board
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Dolmen, Tegneby, Orust, Bohuslän, Sweden
Description: Prehistoric stone chamber tomb, Lunneslätt pasture in Tegneby parish on the island of Orust. Drawing from Nils Henrik Sjöborg: Samlingar för Nordens Fornälskare, 1822. Förhistorisk stenkammargrav, Lunneslätts kohage i Tegneby socken på Orust. Teckning ur Nils Henrik Sjöborg: Samlingar för Nordens Fornälskare, 1822. Collection: The Collection of drawings, watercolours and prints, Archives of the Swedish National Heritage Board. Parish (socken): Tegneby Province (landskap): Bohuslän Municipality (kommun): Orust County (län): Västra Götaland Photograph by: Lars Kennerstedt Date: 2013 Persistent URL: kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/show-image.html?id=16001000523426 Read more about the photo database (in english): kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/about.html
Owner: Swedish National Heritage Board
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Distillery, Bushmills, Co. Antrim
Description: A simple description for an old image of one of the Irelands and the worlds most famous distilleries! Bushmills! The name speaks for itself! What a nice photograph to warm the heart on this very cold Spring day. From Wikipedia: The Old Bushmills Distillery is a distillery in Bushmills, County Antrim, Northern Ireland. As of December 2014, it was in the process of transitioning from ownership by Diageo plc to Jose Cuervo. All of the whiskey bottled under the Bushmills whiskey brand is produced at the Bushmills Distillery and uses water drawn from Saint Columb's Rill, which is a tributary of the River Bush. The distillery is a popular tourist attraction, with around 120,000 visitors per year. The company that originally built the distillery was formed in 1784, although the date 1608 is printed on the label of the brand – referring to an earlier date when a royal licence was granted to a local landowner to distil whiskey in the area. After various periods of closure in its subsequent history, the distillery has been in continuous operation since it was rebuilt after a fire in 1885. Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: between ca. 1865-1914 NLI Ref: L_ROY_03690 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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Lairgate, Beverley, from the rooftops 1957 (archive ref PH-1-132)
Description: (Buy exclusive historic East Yorkshire prints from East Riding Photos http://picturearchivesorg/eastridingphotos) This is a view looking south towards the corner of Newbegin. Note the two way traffic back then - nowadays it is a different story, with only single traffic in view of the narrow road. The name on the lorry reads 'G. Redhead & Son', Hull & Beverley Carriers. (Why not try searching our East Riding of Yorkshire Map for more historic images? www.flickr.com/photos/erarchives/map ) (Copyright) We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of Creative Commons. Please cite 'East Riding Archives ' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply. If unsure please email [email protected]
Owner: East Riding Archives
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Description: We are with Fergus O'Connor today. I find this a most fascinating photograph. Can you please tell me two things, firstly I would like to know the location and secondly I would like to know what exactly is going on in the right foreground? With thanks for today's contributions, it's established that this is the Upper Lake at Killarney. As to what's happening in the right foreground (the photo-bombed "arrest" by a truncheon wielding lawman), we've heard several theories. But nothing to explain the odd dichotomy of serene landscape and (possibly staged) action/commotion. Perhaps it will always remain a mystery - as perhaps was intended.... Photographer: Fergus O’Connor Collection: Fergus O’Connor Collection Date: 1900-1920 NLI Ref: OCO 262 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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76851 Dammen ved Øvremølla, Falkensten
Description: Dato / Date: utgitt 1903 / published 1903 Sted / Place: Horten, Vestfold Fotograf / Photographer: Berg & Høeg Utgiver / Publisher: Berg & Høeg (Kristiania) Digital kopi av original / Digital copy of original: sv/hv postkort, lystrykk Eier / Owner Institution: Nasjonalbiblioteket / National Library of Norway Lenke / Link: www.nb.no Bildesignatur / Image Number: blds_05916
Owner: National Library of Norway
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76856 Øvremølla ved Falkensten Bruk
Description: Dato / Date: utgitt 1903 / published 1903 Sted / Place: Øvremølla, Falkensten, Horten Fotograf / Photographer: Berg & Høeg Utgiver / Publisher: Berg & Høeg (Kristiania) Digital kopi av original / Digital copy of original: sv/hv postkort, kolorert, lystrykk Eier / Owner Institution: Nasjonalbiblioteket / National Library of Norway Lenke / Link: www.nb.no Bildesignatur / Image Number: blds_05915
Owner: National Library of Norway
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Basinet
Description: Dato / Date: utgitt 1903 / published 1903 Sted / Place: Vestfold, Horten Fotograf / Photographer: Berg & Høeg Utgiver / Publisher: Berg & Høeg (Kristiania) Digital kopi av original / Digital copy of original: sv/hv postkort, kolorert, lystrykk Eier / Owner Institution: Nasjonalbiblioteket / National Library of Norway Lenke / Link: www.nb.no Bildesignatur / Image Number: blds_05913
Owner: National Library of Norway
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Badly in need of a landscaper!
Description: This fine old building looks neglected and abandoned all those years ago, is it even there now? And the short answer is: yes - it's Assembly's College (now part of Queens University Belfast) The longer answer, with particular thanks to [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]], and additional contributions from [https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley] and [https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia] is that this image may have been taken relatively early in the 1860-1883 catalogue range. Possibly as part of a series which captured a number of buildings by Charles Lanyon around Belfast. Some of which we've visited recently. Some solid arguments for date and impetus behind the likely commission in the comments below... Photographers: Frederick Holland Mares, James Simonton Contributor: John Fortune Lawrence Collection: Stereo Pairs Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1860 - 1883 (and possibly in the first decade of the range) NLI Ref: STP_0438 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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Two-storey classical style modern building - is Crumlin Road Courthouse in Belfast
Description: This splendid building can hardly be a Railway Station? We thought it must surely be a municipal building like a parliament, senate office or even art gallery... ... and with thanks to Niall McAuley, Greg Carey, and robinparkes who almost consecutively identifed this as Crumlin Road Courthouse in Belfast. O Mac notes that archtectural elements from our 19th century image differ from how it looks now. And unfortunately, per the drone flyby video that beachcomberaustralia shares, fires at the empty and undeveloped site have in recent decades have left the building a (literal) shell of its former self... Photographers: Frederick Holland Mares, James Simonton Contributor: John Fortune Lawrence Collection: Stereo Pairs Photograph Collection Date: c.1860-1883 NLI Ref: STP_0433 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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St. Patrick healing a sick man while the crowd stand by and marvel at his faith!
Description: According to the Confession of St. Patrick and other texts, St. Patrick was born in Wales and as a boy was captured by Irish raiders and taken to be a slave. Herding sheep on Slemish in modern Northern Ireland he eventually managed to make his way back home. He became a priest and was sent back to evangelise on the island of Ireland. He was so successful that the entire island was converted within 100 years of his arrival. Today 17 March, the feast day of St. Patrick, we, the three Marys and all at NLI, wish you a very happy St. Patricks Day and thank you for your support and company. Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig oraibh! Photographer: Thomas H. Mason Collection: Mason Photographic Collection Date: c.1890 - 1910 NLI Ref: M29/20 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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Stjernsund Castle, Närke, Sweden
Description: Stjernsund castle by lake Alsen. view from the south-east. In the foreground three cows, a man hunting birds, and a sailing boat on the lake. Lithograph from the middle of the 19th century, drawn by Otto Julius Hagelstam, engraved by Carl Fredrik Akrell. Stjernsunds slott vid sjön Alsen. Vy från sydost. I förgrunden tre kor, en man som jagar fåglar, och en segelbåt på sjön. Litografi från mitten av 1800-talet, tecknad av Otto Julius Hagelstam, graverad av Carl Fredrik Akrell. Collection: The Collection of drawings, watercolours and prints, Archives of the Swedish National Heritage Board Parish (socken): Askersund Province (landskap): Närke Municipality (kommun): Askersund County (län): Örebro Photograph by: Lars Kennerstedt Date: 2014 Persistent URL: kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/show-image.html?id=16001000532204 Read more about the photo database (in english): kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/about.html
Owner: Swedish National Heritage Board
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Visby medieval city wall, Gotland, Sweden
Description: The inside of Visby medieval city wall. The north-western corner, at the tower "the Silver Cap". To the left is the tower "the Virgin". Etching by A.T. Gellerstedt, from c. 1870. The Hanseatic town of Visby is today a UNESCO World Heritage. Insidan av Visby ringmur. Nordvästra hörnet, vid tornet Silverhättan. Till vänster tornet Jungfrun. Etsning av A.T. Gellerstedt, från cirka 1870. Hansestaden Visby är idag ett världsarv på UNESCO:s världsarvslista. Collection: The Collection of drawings, watercolours and prints, Archives of the Swedish National Heritage Board Parish (socken): Visby Province (landskap): Gotland Municipality (kommun): Gotland County (län): Gotland Photograph by: Lars Kennerstedt Date: 2014 Persistent URL: kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/show-image.html?id=16001000531342 Read more about the photo database (in english): kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/about.html
Owner: Swedish National Heritage Board
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Adam and Eve. Depiction of medieval stained glass window, Hejde, Gotland, Sweden
Description: Adam and Eve, working with hoe and distaff. Depiction of medieval stained glass window in the chancel of Hejde church. Watercolour by Gustava Meukow, from August 1892. Adam och Eva som arbetar med hacka och slända. Avbildning av medeltida glasmålning i fönster i koret i Hejde kyrka. Akvarell av Gustava Meukow, från augusti 1892. Collection: The Collection of drawings, watercolours and prints, Archives of the Swedish National Heritage Board Parish (socken): Hejde Province (landskap): Gotland Municipality (kommun): Gotland County (län): Gotland Photograph by: Lars Kennerstedt Date: 2013 Persistent URL: kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/show-image.html?id=16001000526626 Read more about the photo database (in english): kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/about.html
Owner: Swedish National Heritage Board
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Bathing Strand, Co. Wicklow
Description: From the Rocky Road to Glencar to the "golden sands" of Wicklow today. A glorious summer scene with a broad strand dotted with occasional seasonal visitors. I suspect that modern transport has made this a lot busier on sunny days today? Sunny or not, there's no evidence of active bathing in the shot, which - per today's discussion - is expected to be at the very latter end of the given catalogue range. Thanks especially to O Mac, B-59, Niall McAuley and beachcomberaustralia for helping date and locate this French image... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogued as 1865-1914, but likely early 20th C NLI Ref: L_CAB_07117 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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Baruch Kunstadt Dayan
Description: Rabbi Baruch Kunstadt was born in Pressburg (Bratislava, Slovakia) in 1884 and as a young man he studied in that city’s yeshiva – he was the grandson of Rabbi Lippman Kunstadt. From 1907 to 1939 he was the Av-Beit-Din, Rabbinat’s assessor, in the German city of Fulda, but in 1939 he moved to Jerusalem where, along with Rabbi Yechiel Michel Schlesinger, he helped found the Yeshiva Kol Torah which was the first Charedi Yeshiva to teach in Hebrew as opposed to Yiddish. Rabbi Kunstadt died in Israel in 1967. Though Rabbi Kunstadt escaped Germany with his life, the presence of his bookstamp amongst the books recovered from the Nazis is a testament to the life he was forced to leave behind. Today the Yeshiva Kol Torah remains a prominent institution renowned for its high teaching standards – and Rabbi Kunstadt is still revered as one of the Yeshiva’s founders. This book stamp is from a book looted by the Nazis and sorted by Colonel Seymour Pomrenze, one of “the Monuments Men,” at the Offenbach Archival Depot. There are two scrapbooks of archival markings from the books sorted at the Offenbach Depot in the Seymour Pomrenze Collection held by the American Jewish Historical Society (Call number P-933) There is a finding aid for the collection here The digitized scrapbooks are available here and here. For more information on this project check the Center’s blog: 16thstreet.tumblr.com/tagged/Offenbach-Depot Dr. Mitch Fraas, Acting Director of the Digital Humanities Forum at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries' Special Collections Center is working on a similar project for the German book stamps based on NARA microfilm of the volumes the American Jewish Historical Society currently holds. See viewshare.org/views/mfraas/offenbach-bookplates/ The Center for Jewish History would like to acknowledge the following: The American Jewish Historical Society, who graciously allowed the use of their archival materials and digital content; Mitch Fraas, Acting Director of the Digital Humanities Forum at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries' Special Collections Center, for his data and technical assistance in this project; David Rosenberg, Senior Manager for Communications, and Melanie Meyers, Senior Reference Services Librarian for Special Collections, for managing and creating the digital map; as well as Reference Services Librarian Zachary Loeb and Reference Services Assistant Ilya Slavutskiy for their work on translating and mapping. For copyright information, click here
Owner: Center for Jewish History, NYC
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Ballaghbema Pass, Glencar, Co. Kerry
Description: While possibly not overly relevant for the day that's in it - International Women's Day - today's image takes us from the hallowed halls of the Royal Belfast Academical Institution to the rocky narrow road of the Ballaghbema Pass in Glencar, County Kerry. Close to Killarney and Dunloe, and more commonly known as the Ballaghbeama Gap today, this is still a popular tourist driving and cycling route. With thanks to the eagle eyes of today's contributors, we know that the car we see was attached to the nearby Glencar Hotel, with a suggestion that the hotel driver pictured was either James Moriarty or (as he'd likely still have been young at the time), a hotel driver predecessor of his.... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Between 1865 - 1914 NLI Ref: L_ROY_04513 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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Academical Institute, Belfast, Co. Antrim
Description: From an ancient plaque on a wall in Galway to a celebrated centre of learning in Belfast to start the week. This imposing if architecturally bland building houses the Belfast Academical Institute better known as "Inst". With thanks to today's contributors, we learned that the main building pictured (the Belfast Academical Institute) dates from c.1810, with the other building to the right (the Belfast Technical College) dating from c.1907. The latter helping date this French image. Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: dated c.1865-1914 (though possibly early 20th c.) NLI Ref: L_ROY_02832 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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Tablet at Abbey, Galway City
Description: Labelled in the catalogue as "Abbey Trench's Tablet, Galway City, Co. Galway", this is the kind of detail that Morning Mary loves to find and shoot herself - so really looking forward to finding out more about the Tablet and Abbey Trench (whoever he was?). Very quickly we learned that the catalogue transcription was likely an error, and that this is not "Trench's Tablet", but "French's Tablet" (in more ways than one). Likely photographed by Robert French in the late-19th or early-20th century, this engraving is part of what remains of the 17th century tomb of the family of Peter French (d.1630s) and his wife Mary Browne. With thanks to sharon.corbet and O Mac we learned that the tomb was destroyed by Cromwellian forces in the mid-17th century. But parts of it incorporated into the walls of the Franciscan Abbey at Francis Street in Galway during the late-18th century. Our intrepid roving reporter O Mac went and captured a "today" shot of the same plaque - confirming that it is still in place. Although with the detail more weathered since French's shot 100+ years prior.... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865 - 1914 NLI Ref: L_ROY_05046 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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Aasleagh, Assleagh, Co. Galway
Description: For Trusty Thursday we have an architectural mish mash of a house near the beautiful Aasleagh Falls. With thanks in particular today to contributions from B-59, sharon.corbet, DannyM8 , & O Mac, we have confirmation of the subject (Aasleagh Lodge), it's location (close to Leenane on the Galway/Mayo border), and possibly refined date range (likely 1906 +/- 5 years or so). Quite interesting is that we learned that this image would have been a candidate for our "no longer standing" album - had it not been for restoration works undertaken after the house was burned in the 1920s... Photographer: Robert French Collection: The Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: c. 1865-1914 (though possibly c.1906-1911) NLI Ref: L_CAB_04399 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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Description: A fine Lawrence shot of a fine Dublin establishment. The Blackhorse Tavern AKA "The Hole in the Wall" pub on Blackhorse Avenue. The late President Sean T. O'Kelly was reputed to slip out of the nearby Áras for a bottle of stout. With thanks to everyone for their contributions, we learned today how the pub got it's nickname, the publican(s) that made it what it is, that it is Dublin's "longest pub", and a little about the coin-operated machines out front... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: between ca. 1865-1914 NLI Ref: L_CAB_08937 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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Footbridge over railway, near Armstrong Way, Beverley  1911 (archive ref PO-1-14-175)
Description: (Buy exclusive prints of this image from East Riding Photos) Construction is underway of a footbridge across the railway line between Chantry Lane and Friars Lane back in 1911. Evidence of the fact that ‘health & safety’ had yet to be invented is given by the presence of a small child sat on the steps beyond the wooden barrier, just a couple of short metres from the workman as he knocks in a few nails! (Why not try searching our East Riding of Yorkshire Map for more historic images? www.flickr.com/photos/erarchives/map ) (Copyright) We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of Creative Commons. Please cite 'East Riding Archives ' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply. If unsure please email [email protected]
Owner: East Riding Archives
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Yacht : commissioned by Mrs. Stanley Lyons, 62 Leinster Road, Rathmines
Description: A fine days sailing in the offing with a fine yacht decked out with bunting and flags. Given that it was during the Emergency it seems a bit 'off' but I'm sure life went on! We did not discover much about the Yacht. The intrepid derangedlemur identified the location as Dunmore East Co. Waterford. We did learn a little about Mr Stanley Lyon (not Lyons as per our description). He was a statistician and worked for the Government. He was appointed Head of Statistics and Director of Statistics in 1930 and he held that position until 1947. He was responsible for managing the 1946 Census. Photographer: A. H. Poole Collection: Poole Photographic Studio Date: though labelled as c.2 January 1943 is very unlikely to be January NLI Ref: POOLEWP 4405 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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Stone slab for prehistoric sacrifice, Hjuleberg, Halland, Sweden
Description: Stone slab for sacrifice with cup marks, at Hjuleberg. Locally called "The Monk's stone". The stone was probably used for ritual sacrifice, maybe of grains of corn. A so called "stone with fairies' mills". Pencil drawing by Gustaf Brusewitz, from ca 1865. Offerhäll med skålgropar (älvkvarnar) vid Hjuleberg, lokalt kallad "Munkestenen". Stenen användes troligen för rituella offer, möjligen av sädeskorn. En så kallad "älvkvarnssten". Blyertsteckning av Gustaf Brusewitz, från cirka 1865. Collection: The Collection of drawings, watercolours and prints, Archives of the Swedish National Heritage Board Parish (socken): Abild Province (landskap): Halland Municipality (kommun): Falkenberg County (län): Halland Photograph by: Lars Kennerstedt Date: 2014 Persistent URL: kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/show-image.html?id=16001000531681 Read more about the photo database (in english): kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/about.html
Owner: Swedish National Heritage Board
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General Lord Roberts AKA
Description: This Poole image of a much decorated British General is a fine portrait shot. Kipling adored Roberts and wrote a poem especially about him. THERE’S a little red-faced man,    Which is Bobs, Rides the tallest ’orse ’e can—    Our Bobs. If it bucks or kicks or rears, ’E can sit for twenty years With a smile round both ’is ears—    Can’t yer, Bobs? From our researchers we find that Field Marshal Viscount Roberts came from a Waterford family and he had strong Waterford roots. He was the winner of the Victoria Cross and had accumulated many decorations and awards including Knight of St. Patrick. Among the many positions he held was as the last Commander in Chief of the British Army. Many thanks to Beachcomber Australia, Niall McAuley, Paul O'Farrell and many others for filling in the details on this distinguished soldier. Indeed not to allow Rudyard Kipling to be the only poet on the block Beachcomber composed a limerick especially for "Bobs"! Map and tags updated. Photographer: A. H. Poole Collection: Poole Photographic Studio, Waterford Date: Catalogue range c.1901-1954. Likely c.1901-1910. Certainly before 1914 (death) NLI Ref: POOLEWP 0311 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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The Well Gate in Visby medieval city wall, Gotland, Sweden
Description: The Well Gate in Visby medieval city wall, with a saddle tower. Watercoloured drawing by A.T. Gellerstedt, from the 3d of July, 1873. The Hanseatic town of Visby is today a UNESCO World Heritage. Brunnsporten i Visby ringmur, med sadeltorn. Akvarellerad teckning av A.T. Gellerstedt, från 3 juli 1873. Hansestaden Visby är idag ett världsarv på UNESCO:s världsarvslista. Collection: The Collection of drawings, watercolours and prints, Archives of the Swedish National Heritage Board Parish (socken): Visby Province (landskap): Gotland Municipality (kommun): Gotland County (län): Gotland Photograph by: Lars Kennerstedt Date: 2014 Persistent URL: kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/show-image.html?id=16001000531388 Read more about the photo database (in english): kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/about.html
Owner: Swedish National Heritage Board
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Visby medieval city wall, Gotland, Sweden
Description: Visby inside the city wall, the northern part, towards the south-east. In the foreground three goats. Pencil drawing by Per Arvid Säve, from 1848. The Hanseatic town of Visby is today a UNESCO World Heritage. Visby innanför ringmuren, det norra hörnet, mot sydost. I förgrunden tre getter. Blyertsteckning av Per Arvid Säve, från 1848. Hansestaden Visby är idag ett världsarv på UNESCO:s världsarvslista. Collection: The P.A. Säve Collection, Archives of the Swedish National Heritage Board Parish (socken): Visby Province (landskap): Gotland Municipality (kommun): Gotland County (län): Gotland Photograph by: Lars Kennerstedt Date: 2011 Persistent URL: kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/show-image.html?id=16001000326544 Read more about the photo database (in english): kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/about.html
Owner: Swedish National Heritage Board
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The Guild house, Forsa parish, Hälsingland, Sweden
Description: The Guild house. Medieval stone building near Forsa church. Watercolour by Agi Lindegren, from 1880 Gillestugan. Medeltida stenbyggnad nära Forsa kyrka. Akvarell av Agi Lindegren, från 1880 Collection: Probably the Liljegren Collection / The Collection of drawings, watercolours and prints, Archives of the Swedish National Heritage Board Parish (socken): Forsa Province (landskap): Hälsingland Municipality (kommun): Hudiksvall County (län): Gävleborg Photograph by: Lars Kennerstedt Date: 2014 Persistent URL: kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/show-image.html?id=16001000531984 Read more about the photo database (in english): kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/about.html
Owner: Swedish National Heritage Board
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Tumulus in Kittekulle, Berga parish, Småland, Sweden
Description: Prehistoric burial mound in Kittekulle. Tinted drawing from the early 19th century. Förhistorisk gravhög i Kittekulle. Laverad teckning från tidigt 1800-tal. Collection: Probably the Liljegren Collection / the Collection of drawings, watercolours and prints, Archives of the Swedish National Heritage Board Parish (socken): Berga Province (landskap): Småland Municipality (kommun): Ljungby County (län): Kronoberg Photograph by: Lars Kennerstedt Date: 2015 Persistent URL: kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/show-image.html?id=16001000534734 Read more about the photo database (in english): kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/about.html
Owner: Swedish National Heritage Board
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The Housekeeper was sacked last week!
Description: The title on this shot is ""Upton", Newtown, smoking room : commissioned by Captain Greathead" which almost sounds like the name of a James Bond movie character! The similarity with the drawing room in a recent Clonbrock image is striking, especially the fussy arrangement and profusion of pictures on the walls. There seems to be some agreement that this photo was taken on Sunday 24th April 1898. Well done to all who spotted this. It seems that the house has been demolished to improve the facilities at De La Salle College. Niall McAuley identifies Harvey Greathed as the owner of the house at the time. Photographer: A. H. Poole Collection: Poole Photographic Studio, Waterford Date: ca. April 1898 NLI Ref: POOLEWP 0917 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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Jewish Bookstore Aaron Beker No 20 Herren Street
Description: In the 1800s the Latvian city of Riga developed a reputation for being culturally open which proved an appealing draw for many Jews who came to settle in the city. Throughout the 1800s the city’s Jewish population continued to grow and many prominent rabbis served the community of Riga at various points. The cultural openness of Riga continued into the early twentieth century and the Jewish population of the city continued to grow – there were over 40,000 Jews in Riga in the years after the end of the First World War. In Riga Jews had a vibrant culture with numerous political factions, religious groups, and cultural institutions existing side by side – and amongst such institutions were small scale pieces of Jewish life such as the Jewish Bookstore operated by Aaron Beker at 20 Herren Street. The onset of World War II brought Jewish life in Riga to a tragic halt. The occupation of the city by the Soviets, from June 1940 to June 1941, brought religious and political persecution; however, such injustices paled in comparison to the horrors wrought by the Nazis when they occupied Riga in July 1941. Many Jews were killed in the Rumbula Massacre, while others were forced into a ghetto, still others were deported to the Kaiserwald concentration camp. The records held by Yad Vashem note many individuals named Aaron Beker who were murdered during the Holocaust; the bookstore owner whose bookstamp is here pictured is likely amongst those victims. This book stamp is from a book looted by the Nazis and sorted by Colonel Seymour Pomrenze, one of “the Monuments Men,” at the Offenbach Archival Depot. There are two scrapbooks of archival markings from the books sorted at the Offenbach Depot in the Seymour Pomrenze Collection held by the American Jewish Historical Society (Call number P-933) There is a finding aid for the collection here The digitized scrapbooks are available here and here. For more information on this project check the Center’s blog: 16thstreet.tumblr.com/tagged/Offenbach-Depot Dr. Mitch Fraas, Acting Director of the Digital Humanities Forum at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries' Special Collections Center is working on a similar project for the German book stamps based on NARA microfilm of the volumes the American Jewish Historical Society currently holds. See viewshare.org/views/mfraas/offenbach-bookplates/ The Center for Jewish History would like to acknowledge the following: The American Jewish Historical Society, who graciously allowed the use of their archival materials and digital content; Mitch Fraas, Acting Director of the Digital Humanities Forum at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries' Special Collections Center, for his data and technical assistance in this project; David Rosenberg, Senior Manager for Communications, and Melanie Meyers, Senior Reference Services Librarian for Special Collections, for managing and creating the digital map; as well as Reference Services Librarian Zachary Loeb and Reference Services Assistant Ilya Slavutskiy for their work on translating and mapping. For copyright information, click here
Owner: Center for Jewish History, NYC
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Linschotens kart over Vardø
Description: Tittel / Title: Vera deliniatio et situs insulæ Wardhuysiæ ex inspectione oculari efformatæ per Ioannem Hugonis Linschotanum Anno 1594. Beskrivelse / Description: Trykket og håndkolorert kart i over Vardø Linschotens reisebeskrivelse Voyagie, ofte Schip-Vaert som omhandler Willem Barents ekspedisjoner i nordområdene. Dato / Date: 1601 Sted / Place: Franeker Kartograf / Cartographer: Jan Huygen van Linschoten Digital kopi av original / Digital copy of original: no-nb_krt_00057 Eier / Owner Institution: Nasjonalbiblioteket / National Library of Norway Lenke / Link: www.nb.no Bildesignatur / Image Number: qKart 1641 ib.
Owner: National Library of Norway
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Ortelius kart over Island
Description: Tittel / Title: Islandia Beskrivelse / Description: Trykket og håndkolorert kart over Island Dato / Date: 1585 Sted / Place: Antwerpen Kartograf / Cartographer: Abraham Ortelius Digital kopi av original / Digital copy of original: no-nb_krt_01013 Eier / Owner Institution: Nasjonalbiblioteket / National Library of Norway Lenke / Link: www.nb.no Bildesignatur / Image Number: Kart 1160a
Owner: National Library of Norway
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Kart over Lofoten og Vesterålen
Description: Tittel / Title: Cart over Lofodens og Vesteraalens Fogderi Beskrivelse / Description: Trykket kart over Lofoten og Vesterålen Dato / Date: 1814 Sted / Place: Kirkevaag Kartograf / Cartographer: Kirstine Colban Digital kopi av original / Digital copy of original: nb-no_krt_01016 Eier / Owner Institution: Nasjonalbiblioteket / National Library of Norway Lenke / Link: www.nb.no Bildesignatur / Image Number: Kart 2668
Owner: National Library of Norway
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Håndtegnet kart over Christiania med omegn
Description: Tittel / Title: Kart over Christiania og Opsloe med Omegn. Beskrivelse / Description: Håndtegnet kart over Christiania med omegn. Dato / Date: 1820 Kartograf / Cartographer: Ukjent Digital kopi av original / Digital copy of original: no-nb_krt_00572 Eier / Owner Institution: Nasjonalbiblioteket / National Library of Norway Lenke / Link: www.nb.no Bildesignatur / Image Number: Kart 166.
Owner: National Library of Norway
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Håndtegnet kart over Bergen med omegn
Description: Tittel / Title: Kort over Egnen ved Bergen Beskrivelse / Description: Håndtegnet kart over Bergen med omegn. Dato / Date: Ca 1770. Kartograf / Cartographer: Ukjent. Digital kopi av original / Digital copy of original: no-nb_krt_01358 Eier / Owner Institution: Nasjonalbiblioteket / National Library of Norway Lenke / Link: www.nb.no Bildesignatur / Image Number: Kart 247.
Owner: National Library of Norway
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Kart over Osensjøen i Hedmark
Description: Tittel / Title: Carte over de ved Indsiöen Stor-Ossen i Elveromo og Aamodts Sogner, som efter Kongelig aller naadigste Befal til nye Böndergaarder ere indvieset Aar 1752 og 1754. Med skiel og Mærker forsuinet, tegnet af C.F. Knoff. Beskrivelse / Description: Håndtegnet kart over Osensjøen i Hedmark. Dato / Date: 1754 Kartograf / Cartographer: C.F. Knoff Digital kopi av original / Digital copy of original: no-nb_krt_01353 Eier / Owner Institution: Nasjonalbiblioteket / National Library of Norway Lenke / Link: www.nb.no Bildesignatur / Image Number: Kart 2303
Owner: National Library of Norway
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Kart over Kongsberg
Description: Tittel / Title: Kart over Kongsberg Beskrivelse / Description: Trykket kart over Kongsberg. Dato / Date: 1884 Sted / Place: Kristiania Kartograf / Cartographer: N.S.Krum Digital kopi av original / Digital copy of original: no-nb_krt_01371 Eier / Owner Institution: Nasjonalbiblioteket / National Library of Norway Lenke / Link: www.nb.no Bildesignatur / Image Number: NA Kart 25
Owner: National Library of Norway
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Fair Day, Glenties, Co. Donegal
Description: A good way to start the week will be to visit Donegal and especially on a fair day. Sheep, cattle, poultry and the craic all in abundance. Hand spitting, hand slapping, walking away and then coming back to close the deal I can hear it and see it as if I were there once more! Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: between ca. 1865-1914 (though likely 1900 +/- 10y) NLI Ref: L_ROY_09763 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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Cahermoyle House, Ardagh, Co. Limerick
Description: Today we stay in Limerick but move out to the county where we have this fine house with a rustic-effect facing. (As an aside, while many of the regular NLI Commons stream followers may already be aware of the 1916 Rising and WWI events programs, anyone in Dublin in the coming months may be interested to visit the NLI's exhibition at the National Photographic archive - as mentioned in print and on RTÉ last night) Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: between ca. 1865-1914 NLI Ref: L_ROY_04272 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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Cushendall County Antrim
Description: A very Happy St. Brigids day to you all! This, the feast day of Irelands female deity/saint is the herald of Spring and a day for women to celebrate. Labelled in the catalogue as "Antrim, possibly County Glen village, Co. Antrim", we begin the week with a stereo-pairs shot showing a village from on high - possibly with a canal nearby(?) With thanks to today's commenters, we have confirmation that this is indeed County Antrim, and the village of Cushendall. The village was renamed by an 18th and 19th century estate to Newtown Glens, but later reverted to Cushendall - this may perhaps explain the unusual name applied to the image in our catalogue... Photographers: Frederick Holland Mares, James Simonton Contributor: John Fortune Lawrence Collection: The Stereo Pairs Photograph Collection Date: between ca. 1860-1883 NLI Ref: STP_0477 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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Down by the rocky pool!
Description: This Stereo Pair shot of a man standing by a pool in County Clare to end this week. In a week with at least two storms, the waters in this shot are calm and still, perhaps we will have a storm free weekend? Labelled in the catalogue as "stream in foreground., with man standing, big house in background, 3 storey, 7 bays wide, 10ft deep, Co. Clare", we have confirmation thanks to Niall McAuley that this is Ennistimon County Clare. Previously Ennistimon House, the building pictured is now the aptly named Falls Hotel. Given that the Stereo Pair was the "virtual reality" of the 19th century, it also seems apt that streetview offers-up the 21st century equivalent - a near identically placed photosphere image (a navigable 360 degree image that someone captured on their Android phone...) Photographers: Frederick Holland Mares, James Simonton Contributor: John Fortune Lawrence Collection: Stereo Pairs Photograph Collection Date: c. 1860 - 1893 (but after 1863) NLI Ref: STP_1496 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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Democratic Zionists Guild Hakhsharah
Description: Many Zionist groups throughout Europe worked to actively prepare their members for eventual immigration. Therefore, numerous “Haksharah” (Zionist Training Farms) were set up to provide young Zionists with the types of agricultural experience that they would need once they left Europe and arrived in, what was then, Palestine. These training farms were set up by various different Zionist groups in various locations throughout Europe, though the farms were usually affiliated with various branches of Labor Zionism. This stamp attests to the fact that in addition to having various agricultural tools, some of these training farms also had libraries. The city of Kharkov was an important hub of Jewish activity in the late nineteenth century – it was home to a vibrant Jewish community and was an important center for Zionist activity which included, evidently, Zionist training farms. This book stamp is from a book looted by the Nazis and sorted by Colonel Seymour Pomrenze, one of “the Monuments Men,” at the Offenbach Archival Depot. There are two scrapbooks of archival markings from the books sorted at the Offenbach Depot in the Seymour Pomrenze Collection held by the American Jewish Historical Society (Call number P-933) There is a finding aid for the collection here The digitized scrapbooks are available here and here. For more information on this project check the Center’s blog: 16thstreet.tumblr.com/tagged/Offenbach-Depot Dr. Mitch Fraas, Acting Director of the Digital Humanities Forum at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries' Special Collections Center is working on a similar project for the German book stamps based on NARA microfilm of the volumes the American Jewish Historical Society currently holds. See viewshare.org/views/mfraas/offenbach-bookplates/ The Center for Jewish History would like to acknowledge the following: The American Jewish Historical Society, who graciously allowed the use of their archival materials and digital content; Mitch Fraas, Acting Director of the Digital Humanities Forum at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries' Special Collections Center, for his data and technical assistance in this project; David Rosenberg, Senior Manager for Communications, and Melanie Meyers, Senior Reference Services Librarian for Special Collections, for managing and creating the digital map; as well as Reference Services Librarian Zachary Loeb and Reference Services Assistant Ilya Slavutskiy for their work on translating and mapping. For copyright information, click here
Owner: Center for Jewish History, NYC
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Not Newcastle-upon-Tyne, but Newcastle County Down
Description: Happy "Maritime Monday" to everybody. This morning we have a lovely image of the harbour in Newcastle, County Down, Northern Ireland - when it was natural and virtually undeveloped. The village surrounding it ensures that it is not going to be mistaken for its namesake Newcastle upon Tyne! Thanks to today's eagle-eyed contributors for spotting the name on the largest vessel ("Thomas" of "Belfast"), as well as the apparent workmen and rail-track to the left of the central terraced houses. The wonders of NLI Megazoom (TM, patent pending)* Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: between 1880-1900 NLI Ref: L_ROY_03527 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie *(not really)
Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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Circus (MSA)
Description: Collection Name: Dr. Joseph Summers Photograph Collection Photographer/Studio: Dallmeyer, Phil Description: Circus parade featuring lions in cage passes in front of Hope Mercantile building Coverage: United States - Missouri - Cole - Jefferson City Date: Not dated Rights: Copyright is in the public domain. Credit: Courtesy of Missouri State Archives Image Number: MS433_01_11-5 Institution: Missouri State Archives
Owner: MissouriStateArchives
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Post Office, Carnlough, Co. Antrim
Description: A familiar bridge but a different focus. We have seen this bridge before from the other side. But today, the focus is on the Post Office at Carnlough in Co. Antrim. The scene really has a charm all its own! With thanks to today's contributors, there's a suggestion that this image may date from the latter half of the catalogue range - possibly early 20th rather than late 19th century. If so, those pictured at the Post Office door may be members of the McSparron family, who were running it at the time of the 1901 and later 1911 census.... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: between ca. 1865-1914 NLI Ref: L_ROY_06575 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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A simulated casualty during Exercise Exodus 28 May 1961 (archive ref CD-103) (12)
Description: (Buy exclusive historic East Yorkshire prints from East Riding Photos http://picturearchivesorg/eastridingphotos) This image was taken during 'Exercise Exodus', a simulated evacuation exercise carried out by Hull Civil Defence Authority on 28th May 1961, when the Cold War was at its height. It was designed as practice for how to evacuate the city of Kingston upon Hull, East Yorkshire, in the event of a catastrophic incident and involved volunteers, as well as civil defence and emergency personnel, being 'evacuated' via a bus convoy and across the River Humber on the old ferries. (Why not try searching our East Riding of Yorkshire Map for more historic images? www.flickr.com/photos/erarchives/map ) (Copyright) We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of Creative Commons. Please cite 'East Riding Archives ' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply. If unsure please email [email protected]
Owner: East Riding Archives
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Group of people outside the New Strand Theatre, Liverpool Street, Hobart - advertising the film Noah's Ark (1930)
Description: Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office: NS2930/1/13 Images from the TAHO collection that are part of The Commons have ‘no known copyright restrictions’, which means TAHO is unaware of any current copyright restrictions on these works. This can be because the term of copyright for these works may have expired or that the copyright was held and waived by TAHO. The material may be freely used provided TAHO is acknowledged; however TAHO does not endorse any inappropriate or derogatory use.
Owner: Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office Commons
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Usherettes standing in the doorway of the New Strand Theatre, Liverpool Street, Hobart (1930)
Description: Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office: NS2930/1/6 Images from the TAHO collection that are part of The Commons have ‘no known copyright restrictions’, which means TAHO is unaware of any current copyright restrictions on these works. This can be because the term of copyright for these works may have expired or that the copyright was held and waived by TAHO. The material may be freely used provided TAHO is acknowledged; however TAHO does not endorse any inappropriate or derogatory use.
Owner: Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office Commons
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New Strand Theatre, Liverpool Street, Hobart - Group of ladies at side entrance in Watchorn Street (1930)
Description: Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office: NS2930/1/1 Images from the TAHO collection that are part of The Commons have ‘no known copyright restrictions’, which means TAHO is unaware of any current copyright restrictions on these works. This can be because the term of copyright for these works may have expired or that the copyright was held and waived by TAHO. The material may be freely used provided TAHO is acknowledged; however TAHO does not endorse any inappropriate or derogatory use.
Owner: Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office Commons
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Description: ...I know, I know. Someone in Library Towers was on the sauce last evening but it wasn't me :) Clearly this image is of the cathedral on the Rock of Cashel. How its label was transmogrified to become "Crawford's Burn Bridge and Waterfall" is a mystery. Then again the devil's race against Fionn MacCumhaill did begin up near the Burn and ended near Cashel(?) Thanks to Rory_Sherlock and sharon.corbet for highlighting the vault repairs that were clearly undertaken in the 100+ years between our Lawrence shot, and this photosphere view from 2014. Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date:between ca. 1865-1914 NLI Ref: L_CAB_00272 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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Bird's Eye View, Lurgan, Co. Armagh
Description: Before the days of helicopters and drones a church steeple or high hill provided a "birds eye view" as in this shot. Lurgan appears a well developed town with industry and institutions aplenty back when this shot was taken. Thanks to today's contributions we know that the photographer captured this from a high vantage point on Lurgan's Shankill Parish Church (COI), looking north - along the aptly named North Street - towards St Peter's Church (Cath). We have yet to refine the date significantly, but it's obviously before the removal of the gas holders off Ulster Street.... Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: between ca. 1900-1939 NLI Ref: EAS_3978 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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Gentleman and Lady on Bicycles c.1900 (archive ref DDX1319-1-EYC12)
Description: (Buy exclusive historic East Yorkshire prints from East Riding Photos http://picturearchivesorg/eastridingphotos) (Why not try searching our East Riding of Yorkshire Map for more historic images? www.flickr.com/photos/erarchives/map ) (Copyright) We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of Creative Commons. Please cite 'East Riding Archives ' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply. If unsure please email [email protected]
Owner: East Riding Archives
Views: 1674
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Interior of Drotten medieval church ruin in Visby, Gotland, Sweden
Description: Drotten medieval church ruin in Visby town on the island of Gotland. Interior towards the chancel. Watercoloured drawing by Lars Cedergren, from 1816-1830. The Hanseatic town of Visby is today a UNESCO World Heritage. Drottens medeltida kyrkoruin i Visby. Interiör mot koret. Akvarellerad teckning av Lars Cedergren, från 1816-1830. Hansestaden Visby är idag ett världsarv på UNESCO:s världsarvslista. Collection: The Collection of drawings, watercolours and prints, Archives of the Swedish National Heritage Board Parish (socken): Visby Province (landskap): Gotland Municipality (kommun): Gotland County (län): Gotland Photograph by: Lennart Strömberg Date: 2008 Persistent URL: kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/show-image.html?id=16001000041386 Read more about the photo database (in english): kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/about.html
Owner: Swedish National Heritage Board
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Quinsboro Road, Bray, Co. Wicklow
Description: Today we have "Tea on Tuesday" shot from the efforts of the remarkable Mr. French. The "Canton Tea Rooms" must have seemed very exotic in the early years of the last century as visitors to Bray sought some refreshments. With thanks to all for today's contributions, we have confirmation of the precise location (Quinsboro Rd, Bray), time of day (approaching 4pm), a refined date range (perhaps 1905 +/- a few years), and additional information on the shops and shopkeepers pictured. As [https://www.flickr.com/photos/turgidson] points out, and as the modern aerial and Streetviews attest, it is interesting to note that the gardens of Westbourne Terrace on the left are now all home to single-storey retail frontages, with the older buildings remaining to the rear.... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range 1865-1914. Likely 1900s. NLI Ref: L_CAB_00437 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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Cherry Burton, Main Street 1920 (archive ref PO-1-30-7)
Description: (Buy exclusive prints of this image from East Riding Photos) Main Street, Cherry Burton, East Yorkshire in 1920. (Why not try searching our East Riding of Yorkshire Map for more historic images? www.flickr.com/photos/erarchives/map ) (Copyright) We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of Creative Commons. Please cite 'East Riding Archives ' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply. If unsure please email [email protected]
Owner: East Riding Archives
Views: 2485
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Cricket match on Beverley Westwood pre-1868 (archive ref PH-4-7)
Description: (Buy exclusive historic East Yorkshire prints from East Riding Photos http://picturearchivesorg/eastridingphotos) This very early image shows cricket being played on the Beverley Westwood common pasture, with The Black Mill serving as its backdrop. For many years, Beverley’s main cricket ground was situated here close to The Black Mill and it continued in use up to the opening of the Norwood sports ground in 1909. (Why not try searching our East Riding of Yorkshire Map for more historic images? www.flickr.com/photos/erarchives/map ) (Copyright) We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of Creative Commons. Please cite 'East Riding Archives ' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply. If unsure please email [email protected]
Owner: East Riding Archives
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Theatre Royal, Hawkins Street, Dublin
Description: For many years an iconic building in the heart of Dublin it was torn down much to the dismay of many Dubliners and theatre goers! The streetview of this won't be pretty! I have always felt that I missed out on something important in never having attended the Theater Royal. Alas, it had been demolished a few years after I was born. I remember well my parents and grandparents speaking fondly of many excellent shows they had seen there. I am convinced by the research, particularly from Niall McAuley that this photo was taken sometime between 1910 to July 1912 and I have updated the date range accordingly. Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: between 1910 to July 1912 NLI Ref: Eas 1700 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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Marble Arch Cinema, Butcher Row, Beverley 1960s (archive ref DDPD-2-2-10)
Description: (Buy exclusive historic East Yorkshire prints from East Riding Photos http://picturearchivesorg/eastridingphotos) Looking east at the entrance to Marble Arch Cinema. The building has since been demolished and the site occupied by Marks & Spencer. (Why not try searching our East Riding of Yorkshire Map for more historic images? www.flickr.com/photos/erarchives/map ) (Copyright) We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of Creative Commons. Please cite 'East Riding Archives ' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply. If unsure please email [email protected]
Owner: East Riding Archives
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Roadway showing motor car parked outside house, Mountmellick, Co. Laois
Description: This rural scene appears to have been taken in one of those sunny summer days with the sound of bees buzzing and birds singing clearly in the background. The good old days before Global warming? This is an easy summary to write thanks to O Mac who pointed us to previous research by Paddy Brennan, as a consequence we have identified the location, the owner of the house and the owner of the car! The car is outside of Robert Middleton Smith residence at Park Terrace (Mountmellick Co Laois then Queen's Co. Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: Between 1900 - 1920 NLI Ref: Eas 2732 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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Yorkshire Belle in for refit at Grovehill Shipyard late 1940s (archive ref DDX1544-1-11 (66)
Description: (Buy exclusive historic East Yorkshire prints from East Riding Photos http://picturearchivesorg/eastridingphotos) The passenger pleasure vessel Yorkshire Belle was launched on 22nd May 1947. She has sailed from her home port of Bridlington, East Yorkshire, every year since 1947. (Why not try searching our East Riding of Yorkshire Map for more historic images? www.flickr.com/photos/erarchives/map ) (Copyright) We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of Creative Commons. Please cite 'East Riding Archives ' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply. If unsure please email [email protected]
Owner: East Riding Archives
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Berkley Sq, London W1
Description: A Poole Collection image from London no less with a fine building on "Berkley" Square in London. With thanks to today's contributors we have confirmation that this is Lansdowne House off Berkeley Square. Home to several Prime Ministers, the house was demolished in sections through the early 20th century, with this capture likely before works in the mid-1920s. What remains today is used by the Lansdowne Club... Photographer: A. H. Poole Collection: Poole Photographic Studio, Waterford Date: catalogue date ca.1901-1954, but likely pre-1925 NLI Ref: POOLEWP 0903 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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Jukkasjärvi Church, Lappland, Sweden
Description: Jukkasjärvi church in Lapland, built in 1726. Sami in the foreground, and two reindeer. Lithograph, from the later part of the 19th century. Artist unknown. Jukkasjärvi kyrka, byggd 1726. Samer i förgrunden, och två renar. Litografi, från andra hälften av 1800-talet. Okänd konstnär. Collection: The Collection of drawings, watercolours and prints, Archives of the Swedish National Heritage Board Parish (socken): Jukkasjärvi Province (landskap): Lappland Municipality (kommun): Kiruna County (län): Norrbotten Photograph by: Lars Kennerstedt Date: 2014 Persistent URL: kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/show-image.html?id=16001000532178 Read more about the photo database (in english): kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/about.html
Owner: Swedish National Heritage Board
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Woman in the interior of Gerum Church, Gotland, Sweden
Description: Woman with headscarf in the interior of Gerum church. Watercolour by A.T. Gellerstedt, from the 14th of June, 1867. Kvinna med huvudduk i interiören av Gerums kyrka. Akvarell av A.T. Gellerstedt, från 24 juni 1867. Collection: The Collection of drawings, watercolours and prints, Archives of the Swedish National Heritage Board Parish (socken): Gerum Province (landskap): Gotland Municipality (kommun): Gotland County (län): Gotland Photograph by: Lars Kennerstedt Date: 2013 Persistent URL: kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/show-image.html?id=16001000526024 Read more about the photo database (in english): kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/about.html
Owner: Swedish National Heritage Board
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Exchange Street, Driffield 1910 (archive ref PO-1-33-19)
Description: (Buy exclusive prints of this image from East Riding Photos) The town of Driffield was swamped by heavy rainfall in May 1910. this particular image shows the effects of flooding on Exchange Street. (Why not try searching our East Riding of Yorkshire Map for more historic images? www.flickr.com/photos/erarchives/map ) (Copyright) We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of Creative Commons. Please cite 'East Riding Archives ' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply. If unsure please email [email protected]
Owner: East Riding Archives
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The Groynes at Hornsea 1906 (archive ref DDX-7-90)
Description: (Buy exclusive historic East Yorkshire prints from East Riding Photos http://picturearchivesorg/eastridingphotos) A great storm struck the east coast town of Hornsea on 12th March 1906. This image shows how the sea cut away part of the promenade overnight. The town's Promenade Gardens were completely washed away during this storm, which led to calls for the construction of a sea-defence wall. (Why not try searching our East Riding of Yorkshire Map for more historic images? www.flickr.com/photos/erarchives/map ) (Copyright) We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of Creative Commons. Please cite 'East Riding Archives ' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply. If unsure please email [email protected]
Owner: East Riding Archives
Views: 1748
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The medieval city wall of Visby, Gotland, Sweden
Description: The medieval city wall of Visby on the island of Gotland, viewed from north. Watercoloured drawing by Lars Cedergren, from 1816-1830. The Hanseatic town of Visby is today a UNESCO World Heritage. Visby medeltida ringmur, sedd från norr. Akvarellerad teckning av Lars Cedergren, från 1816-1830. Hansestaden Visby är idag ett världsarv på UNESCO:s världsarvslista. Collection: The Collection of drawings, watercolours and prints, Archives of the Swedish National Heritage Board Parish (socken): Visby Province (landskap): Gotland Municipality (kommun): Gotland County (län): Gotland Photograph by: Lennart Strömberg Date: 2008 Persistent URL: kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/show-image.html?id=16001000041710 Read more about the photo database (in english): kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/about.html
Owner: Swedish National Heritage Board
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Survey of Dublin, Co. Dublin
Description: An ancient map of a much smaller Dublin as photographed by Lawrence. The north side appears to have been the poor relation even back then. With thanks to today's contributors, and following from a previous posting of the original image on our other Flickr stream we know that while Lawrence photographed this map in the late 19th or early 20th century, it was drawn by James Malton in the 1780s or 90s, and based on an earlier survey by John Speed in 1610. Malton (1761–1803) is perhaps best known for his "Views of Dublin", but what Lawrence captured here was a folio Malton created that was included in the book "History of the City of Dublin: From the Earliest Accounts to the Present Time".... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: between ca. 1865-1914 NLI Ref: L_CAB_03374 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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St. Göran medieval church ruin in Visby, Gotland, Sweden
Description: Interior of Saint Göran (St. George) medieval church ruin outside the city wall surrounding Visby inner town. The church was the church of the leprous in Visby, and close to the church was a leper hospital. Watercoloured drawing by Jacob Wilhelm Gerss, from 1807. The Hanseatic town of Visby is today a UNESCO World Heritage. Interiör från Sankt Görans medeltida kyrkoruin utanför ringmuren som omger Visby innerstad. Kyrkan var de spetälskas kyrka i Visby, och intill kyrkan låg ett spetälskehospital. Akvarellerad teckning av Jacob Wilhelm Gerss, från 1807. Hansestaden Visby är idag ett världsarv på UNESCO:s världsarvslista. Collection: The Collection of drawings, watercolours and prints, Archives of the Swedish National Heritage Board Parish (socken): Visby Province (landskap): Gotland Municipality (kommun): Gotland County (län): Gotland Photograph by: Lennart Strömberg Date: 2008 Persistent URL: kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/show-image.html?id=16001000042704 Read more about the photo database (in english): kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/about.html
Owner: Swedish National Heritage Board
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Storehouse in Burgsvik, Gotland, Sweden
Description: Storehouse in Burgsvik on the island of Gotland, close to the harbour. Watercolour by A.T. Gellerstedt, from the 5th of September, 1867. The Hanseatic town of Visby is today a UNESCO World Heritage. Uthus i Burgsvik på Gotland, nära hamnen. Akvarell av A.T. Gellerstedt, från 5 september 1867. Collection: The Collection of drawings, watercolours and prints, Archives of the Swedish National Heritage Board Parish (socken): Öja Province (landskap): Gotland Municipality (kommun): Gotland County (län): Gotland Photograph by: Lars Kennerstedt Date: 2014 Persistent URL: kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/show-image.html?id=16001000531616 Read more about the photo database (in english): kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/about.html
Owner: Swedish National Heritage Board
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Beckside Infants c.1900s (archive ref DDPD-2-2-8)
Description: (Buy exclusive historic East Yorkshire prints from East Riding Photos http://picturearchivesorg/eastridingphotos) Never mind overcrowding in today’s school classrooms, take a look at what Beckside Infants had to contend with in the 1900s. The pupils and staff wait dutifully as the photographer takes the picture. What a well behaved class! (Why not try searching our East Riding of Yorkshire Map for more historic images? www.flickr.com/photos/erarchives/map ) (Copyright) We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of Creative Commons. Please cite 'East Riding Archives ' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply. If unsure please email [email protected]
Owner: East Riding Archives
Views: 1954
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Toll Gavel undergoing pedestrianisation 1983 (archive ref CCHU231178)
Description: (Buy exclusive historic East Yorkshire prints from East Riding Photos http://picturearchivesorg/eastridingphotos) Here’s Toll Gavel in the middle of being pedestrianised in 1983. Also in shot we can see two blasts from the shopping past – the old ‘Grandways’/’Jackson’s’ frontage, and ‘Woolworths’ before they began adding an ‘S’ to the end of their shop signs. (Why not try searching our East Riding of Yorkshire Map for more historic images? www.flickr.com/photos/erarchives/map ) (Copyright) We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of Creative Commons. Please cite 'East Riding Archives ' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply. If unsure please email [email protected]
Owner: East Riding Archives
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Visborg castle ruin, Visby, Gotland, Sweden
Description: Ruins of Visborg medieval castle in Visby, by the Baltic Sea. Watercoloured drawing by Lars Cedergren, from 1816-1830. The Hanseatic town of Visby is today a UNESCO World Heritage. Ruinen av Visborgs medeltida slott i Visby, vid Östersjön. Akvarellerad teckning av Lars Cedergren, från 1816-1830. Hansestaden Visby är idag ett världsarv på UNESCO:s världsarvslista. Collection: The Collection of drawings, watercolours and prints, Archives of the Swedish National Heritage Board Parish (socken): Visby Province (landskap): Gotland Municipality (kommun): Gotland County (län): Gotland Photograph by: Lennart Strömberg Date: 2008 Persistent URL: kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/show-image.html?id=16001000041344 Read more about the photo database (in english): kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/about.html
Owner: Swedish National Heritage Board
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Stamford Bridge, The Square from southwest c.1913 (archive ref PO-1-133-5)
Description: (Buy exclusive prints of this image from East Riding Photos) Stamford Bridge at the turn of the 20th century. A familiar sight to anyone who knows this East Yorkshire village, but with the absence of the heavy traffic that now populates this street. The building now occupied by The Bay Horse pub is visible in the background. (Why not try searching our East Riding of Yorkshire Map for more historic images? www.flickr.com/photos/erarchives/map ) (Copyright) We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of Creative Commons. Please cite 'East Riding Archives ' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply. If unsure please email [email protected]
Owner: East Riding Archives
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Pocklington from Railway Street 1905 (archive ref PO-1-107-17)
Description: (Buy exclusive prints of this image from East Riding Photos) The children all come out to play in this snowy scene of Pocklington from Railway Street in 1900. (Why not try searching our East Riding of Yorkshire Map for more historic images? www.flickr.com/photos/erarchives/map ) (Copyright) We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of Creative Commons. Please cite 'East Riding Archives ' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply. If unsure please email [email protected]
Owner: East Riding Archives
Views: 1972
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Wawne Ferry & Holderness Hounds 1910 (archive ref PO-1-146-4)
Description: (Buy exclusive prints of this image from East Riding Photos) The huntsmen don their red coats for the Holderness Hunt. Here, we see some of them high and dry on Wawne Ferry with the Holderness Hounds in 1910. (Why not try searching our East Riding of Yorkshire Map for more historic images? www.flickr.com/photos/erarchives/map ) (Copyright) We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of Creative Commons. Please cite 'East Riding Archives ' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply. If unsure please email [email protected]
Owner: East Riding Archives
Views: 1981
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Standing stones, Greby grave field, Tanum parish, Bohuslän, Sweden
Description: Greby prehistoric grave field, with mounds, stone circles and standing stones. Watercolour by Olof Hermelin, probably from the 1880s. Greby förhistoriska gravfält, med gravhögar, stensättningar och resta stenar. Akvarell av Olof Hermelin, troligen från 1880-talet. Collection: The Collection of drawings, watercolours and prints, Archives of the Swedish National Heritage Board Parish (socken): Tanum Province (landskap): Bohuslän Municipality (kommun): Tanum County (län): Västra Götaland Photograph by: Lars Kennerstedt Date: 2013 Persistent URL: kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/show-image.html?id=16001000523224 Read more about the photo database (in english): kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/about.html
Owner: Swedish National Heritage Board
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Estate and property outside Clonmel
Description: This idyllic rural scene taken from a great height is an unusual one from the Poole Collection. Describing it as an estate seems a bit grand as it looks more like a farm or small holding but where is it? I expected that it would take a while to identify this location and as usual I am surprised at the ease at which the discoveries around here are made. Rory_Sherlock tells us that the photo was taken from Graignagower looking across to Knockatrellane and links us to the OSI map which identifies the building as a Smithy. Niall McAuley then links us to the streetview which confirms that we are talking about the correct location. Niall McAuley further informs us that the Parish is Knockatrellane, and in 1911, there was exactly one blacksmith in the parish: John Farrell, John and Johanna were there in 1901 as well. I think it is a fair bet that the person at the door is either John or Johanna. I am waiting on the name of the Dog. Excellent work today, well done all. Photographer: A. H. Poole Collection: Poole Photographic Studio, Waterford Date: ca. 17 January 1906 NLI Ref: POOLEWP 0516a You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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The Old Man of the Holy Well
Description: If ever there was a photograph of a man taking his ease in beautiful surroundings this must be it. A holy well in Sligo from the Eason collection. Well done to B-59 for identifying the location just ahead of Niall McAuley , this is the Tobernalt holy well near to Sligo, Co Sligo. The derivation and meaning of the word "Tobernalt" is uncertain and is open to interpretation. It is an Anglicisation of an Irish phrase, but the uncertainty stems from which actual Irish phrase the name derives from. Eamonn Boylan holds that the name is more likely to mean the "Well in the Cliff" (Tobar san Aill). This would make sense as the stream comes down through a cleft in the mountain immediately behind the well. This can be clearly seen in the photos section. However, others believe that the name may mean "Well of the Insane" (Tobar na nGealt). This interpretation may be given some credence as the Cistercians used the nearby Cottage Island as an asylum for the lepers and insane in medieval times. It's almost certain that these people would have rowed the short distance across the lake to visit the Holy Well in search of a cure. Above details from www.holywell.seomraranga.com/name.htm Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: between ca. 1900-1939 NLI Ref: EAS_3396 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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Chatzi Kaddish Intellectual Books
Description: Karlsruhe is the capital city of the grand duchy of Baden in Germany, a city with a lengthy Jewish history dating back to the early 1700s when Jews were attracted to the city by pledges of non-discrimination by the city’s leaders – though it was not until 1862 that the city’s Jews were granted full emancipation. The city was home to a highly respected publishing industry which printed numerous important Hebrew books throughout the 1700s and 1800s – and was also the site of the central council of Baden Jewry. Given the city’s reputation as a place of religious knowledge it is no surprise that a book shop such as the one identified by its bookstamp as “Chatzi Kaddish Intellectual Books” should be found in Karlsruhe. Instances of anti-Semitic rioting took place in Karlsruhe at several points throughout the 1800s, but the Jewish community remained resilient. Yet the storied history of the Jews of Karlsruhe came to a destructive point in the fall of 1938 – Polish Jews were deported in October and on Kristallnacht the synagogues in Karlsruhe were destroyed. Waves of deportations forced the Jews of Karlsuhe to leave the city fleeing for their lives or sent them to concentration camps. The Jewish population of Karlsruhe had never been particularly large (there were fewer than 3,500 Jews in Karlsruhe in 1933), but more than 1,000 members of the community were murdered in the years of Nazi rule. A new synagogue was constructed in Karlsruhe in 1969. This book stamp is from a book looted by the Nazis and sorted by Colonel Seymour Pomrenze, one of “the Monuments Men,” at the Offenbach Archival Depot. There are two scrapbooks of archival markings from the books sorted at the Offenbach Depot in the Seymour Pomrenze Collection held by the American Jewish Historical Society (Call number P-933) There is a finding aid for the collection here The digitized scrapbooks are available here and here. For more information on this project check the Center’s blog: 16thstreet.tumblr.com/tagged/Offenbach-Depot Dr. Mitch Fraas, Acting Director of the Digital Humanities Forum at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries' Special Collections Center is working on a similar project for the German book stamps based on NARA microfilm of the volumes the American Jewish Historical Society currently holds. See viewshare.org/views/mfraas/offenbach-bookplates/ The Center for Jewish History would like to acknowledge the following: The American Jewish Historical Society, who graciously allowed the use of their archival materials and digital content; Mitch Fraas, Acting Director of the Digital Humanities Forum at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries' Special Collections Center, for his data and technical assistance in this project; David Rosenberg, Senior Manager for Communications, and Melanie Meyers, Senior Reference Services Librarian for Special Collections, for managing and creating the digital map; as well as Reference Services Librarian Zachary Loeb and Reference Services Assistant Ilya Slavutskiy for their work on translating and mapping. For copyright information, click here
Owner: Center for Jewish History, NYC
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Walker's Monument, Derry City, Co. Derry
Description: From one city of 5 sieges to a city of "The Great Siege" at the other end of the island. With thanks to today's contributors, we learned that this is indeed Walker's Monument/Column, now (given what remains) known as Walker's Memorial Plinth. Built in the 1820s, this was a memorial to George Walker, who was a governor during the Siege of Derry in 1689. Originally 90 feet in height and capped by statue of Walker, not unlike Nelson's Pillar in Dublin, it had an internal staircase and viewing platform. Also similar to Nelson's Pillar however, it was destroyed in an explosion - although the remains of the statue were removed and partially survive elsewhere. With thanks in particular to Niall McAuley for today's inputs, it's suggested that the image may date from the early 20th rather than late 19th century - given that we can't see the original sword in the statue's hand - seemingly blown down in the early 20th century.... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date:between ca. 1865-1914 (though possibly later in this range given statue's "missing" sword) NLI Ref: L_CAB_00592 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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Family Storytime @kplOSH
Description: Family Storytime at Oshtemo Branch Library, January 2016. Photo: Mary Wischman
Owner: Kalamazoo Public Library
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