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Runner in long underwear, Australia, c.1870, American & Australasian (A&A) Photographic Company, from quarter plate glass photonegative, State Library of New South Wales, ON 4 Box 21 No 565
Description: Around 1870 the A&A photo company took a studio portrait of this athlete in his running costume and shoes. While we have no definitive proof, it is possible that this is a picture of A. E. Bird who raced against E. Ford amateur champion runner of Victoria. The image is from around the time this event took place and the runner is wearing what looks like an English rose, suggesting it may be Bird. We would welcome any further information which we could use to verify whether this is in fact his portrait. Further reading: The Great Three-Mile Race. (1870, November 15). The Newcastle Chronicle (NSW : 1866 - 1876), p. 2. Retrieved December 8, 2017, from nla.gov.au/nla.news-article111142966 The photograph is from the Holtermann Collection, www.sl.nsw.gov.au/stories/holtermann-collection, held by the State Library of New South Wales Catalogue Link archival.sl.nsw.gov.au/Details/archive/110042185 Digital Order Number a2823649
Owner: State Library of NSW
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1872

Civic Guards Wexford, group
Description: This early photograph of the Irish Police (while they were still known as the Civic Guards) shows a police service in its infancy. Two officers, three sergeants and the remaining "Guards" make up the station party of what would appear to be Wexford Town. But is that the case? And the consensus is that it probably *is* the case - with a strong possibility that this image was captured outside the barracks in Wexford town... Photographer: A. H. Poole Collection: Poole Photographic Studio, Waterford Date: c.7 June 1924 NLI Ref: POOLEWP 3181 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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1924

Town Talk Diner, Lake Street, Minneapolis, Minnesota (LOC)
Description: Margolies, John,, photographer. Town Talk Diner, Lake Street, Minneapolis, Minnesota 1984. 1 photograph : color transparency ; 35 mm (slide format). Notes: Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Margolies categories: Short order; Eating & drinking establishments: (roadside and Main Street). Please use digital image: original slide is kept in cold storage for preservation. Credit line: John Margolies Roadside America photograph archive (1972-2008), Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Purchase; John Margolies 2007 (DLC/PP-2007:125). Forms part of: John Margolies Roadside America photograph archive (1972-2008). Subjects: Diners (Restaurants)--1980-1990. United States--Minnesota--Minneapolis. Format: Slides--1980-1990.--Color Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication. For more information, see "John Margolies Roadside America Photograph Archive - Rights and Restrictions Information" www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/723_marg.html Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print Part Of: Margolies, John John Margolies Roadside America photograph archive (DLC) 2010650110 General information about the John Margolies Roadside America photograph archive is available at hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.mrg Higher resolution image is available (Persistent URL): hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/mrg.00125 Call Number: LC-MA05- 125
Owner: The Library of Congress
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1984

I.S. Varian & Co., brushmakers. North Dublin
Description: To finish off the week we make a visit to the Mason Collection. What a great variety of brushes, I wonder can we identify all the different uses? In the 1911 Census there are 337 people with "brush" as part of the description of their occupation. These included: Brush Maker, Brush Finisher, Brush Drawer, Brush Trade, Brush Manufacturer, Brush Washer, Brush Merchant, Brush Borer and Brush Traveler. While I'm not sure what a "Brush Traveler" may have done, does the "St Louis - 1904" signage suggest that these particular brushes went on a journey? This particular Mary must admit to knowing nothing of I.S Varian & Co, brushmakers - before today's researches that is. Particularly striking is the longevity of the business. First founded in Cork in 1798, the company was based from Dublin's Talbot Street since 1856 - and still operating from Walkinstown into the 21st century. They had upwards of 360 employees in the 1940s - some of whom continued an interesting employee renunion tradition on unique dates (4/4/1944, 5/5/1955, etc) - until recent decades. The other interesting thing (clearly) about the business were the displays of their wares. Including their display at the 1904 St Louis Worlds Fair. Given the mention of St Louis and 1904 in this particular display, it seems likely that (though probably not from the St Louis exhibition), our image dates from after this time. Perhaps 1904 - plus a few years... Collection: Mason Photographic Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1890-1910. Likely after c.1904. NLI Ref: M13/14 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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1904

Roadside America -- Trail Drive-in Theater, San Antonio, Texas
Description: Margolies, John, photographer. Trail Drive-in Theater, SW Military, San Antonio, Texas 1982. 1 photograph : color transparency ; 35 mm (slide format). Notes: Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Margolies categories: Drive-in theater signs Please use digital image: original slide is kept in cold storage for preservation. Credit line: John Margolies Roadside America photograph archive (1972-2008), Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Purchase; John Margolies 2007 (DLC/PP-2008:109-4). Forms part of: John Margolies Roadside America photograph archive (1972-2008). Subjects: Drive-in theaters--1980-1990. Signs (Notices)--1980-1990. United States—Texas—San Antonio. Format: Slides--1980-1990.--Color Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication. For more information, see "John Margolies Roadside America Photograph Archive - Rights and Restrictions Information" www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/723_marg.html Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print Part Of: Margolies, John John Margolies Roadside America photograph archive (DLC) 2010650110 General information about the John Margolies Roadside America photograph archive is available at hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.mrg Higher resolution image is available (Persistent URL): hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/mrg.01910 Call Number: LC-MA05- 1910
Owner: The Library of Congress
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1982

Views of New Zealand, and Martin Place and Middle Harbour, Sydney, ca. 1890-1910, by William Joseph Macpherson
Description: Call number: ON 588/Box 14 Digital ID: c071730013 Format: glass photonegative Find more detailed information about this photograph: archival.sl.nsw.gov.au/Details/archive/110375561 Search for more great images in the State Library's collections: archival.sl.nsw.gov.au/home From the collection of the State Library of New South Wales www.sl.nsw.gov.au
Owner: State Library of NSW
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1900

Kuno Meyer, head and shoulders, front facing portrait
Description: An Irish Political figure I must confess to never having heard of before. Kuno Meyer does not sound too Irish but then again neither did DeValera. I shall be watching with bated breath to see what light can be thrown on this man and his role in Irish history? And so we learned from our contributors (and indeed the Wikipedia article on Kuno Meyer) that Herr Doktor Meyer was a German academic who specialised in Celtic studies, and was part of the Gaelic revival movement. His stance at the outbreak of WWI was seemingly controversial at the time - though it looks like his 'good name' was posthumously restored by later Irish governments. This perhaps explains the inclusion of his portrait in the 'political figures' collection (most of which date from the same 1920s period....) Photographers: Various (Alexander Bassano) Collection: Irish Political Figures Photographic Collection Date: December 1903 NLI Ref: NPA POLF211 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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1903

Views of Whangaroa, New Zealand, ca. 1890-1910 by William Joseph Macpherson
Description: Call number: ON 588/Box 11 Digital ID: c071650003 Format: glass photonegative Find more detailed information about this photograph: archival.sl.nsw.gov.au/Details/archive/110375558 Search for more great images in the State Library's collections: archival.sl.nsw.gov.au/home From the collection of the State Library of New South Wales www.sl.nsw.gov.au
Owner: State Library of NSW
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1900

Views of Rotorua, New Zealand, and some of Sydney, ca. 1890-1910, by William Joseph Macpherson
Description: Call number: ON 588/Box 10 Digital ID: c071640002 Format: glass photonegative Find more detailed information about this photograph: archival.sl.nsw.gov.au/Details/archive/110375557 Search for more great images in the State Library's collections: archival.sl.nsw.gov.au/home From the collection of the State Library of New South Wales www.sl.nsw.gov.au
Owner: State Library of NSW
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1900

Description: Bain News Service,, publisher. "Pussyfoot" Johnson [between ca. 1915 and ca. 1920] 1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller. Notes: Title from unverified data provided by the Bain News Service on the negatives or caption cards. Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress). Format: Glass negatives. Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication. Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print General information about the Bain Collection is available at hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.ggbain Higher resolution image is available (Persistent URL): hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ggbain.30320 Call Number: LC-B2- 5173-1
Owner: The Library of Congress
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1915

Estelle Clark (LOC)
Description: Bain News Service,, publisher. Estelle Clark [between ca. 1915 and ca. 1920] 1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller. Notes: Title from unverified data provided by the Bain News Service on the negatives or caption cards. Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress). Format: Glass negatives. Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication. Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print General information about the Bain Collection is available at hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.ggbain Higher resolution image is available (Persistent URL): hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ggbain.30285 Call Number: LC-B2- 5169-17
Owner: The Library of Congress
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1915

Wiedost (LOC)
Description: Bain News Service,, publisher. Wiedost [between ca. 1915 and ca. 1920] 1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller. Notes: Title from unverified data provided by the Bain News Service on the negatives or caption cards. Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress). Format: Glass negatives. Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication. Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print General information about the Bain Collection is available at hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.ggbain Higher resolution image is available (Persistent URL): hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ggbain.30227 Call Number: LC-B2- 5155-2
Owner: The Library of Congress
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1915

Glass negatives including images of the Sydney and Manly areas, ca 1890-1910, by William Joseph Macpherson
Description: Call number: ON 588/Box 04 Digital ID: c071400025 Format: glass photonegative Find more detailed information about this photograph: archival.sl.nsw.gov.au/Details/archive/110375583 Search for more great images in the State Library's collections: acms.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/SimpleSearch.aspx From the collection of the State Library of New South Wales www.sl.nsw.gov.au
Owner: State Library of NSW
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1900

Glass negatives including images of boating, beaches, motoring and houses in the Sydney region, ca 1890-1910, by William Joseph Macpherson
Description: Call number: ON 588/Box 02 Digital ID: c071150002 Format: glass photonegative Find more detailed information about this photograph: archival.sl.nsw.gov.au/Details/archive/110375580 Search for more great images in the State Library's collections: acms.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/SimpleSearch.aspx From the collection of the State Library of New South Wales www.sl.nsw.gov.au
Owner: State Library of NSW
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1900

Glass negatives including images of boating, beaches, motoring and houses in the Sydney region, ca 1890-1910, by William Joseph Macpherson
Description: Call number: ON 588/Box 02 Digital ID: c071150017 Format: glass photonegative Find more detailed information about this photograph: archival.sl.nsw.gov.au/Details/archive/110375580 Search for more great images in the State Library's collections: acms.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/SimpleSearch.aspx From the collection of the State Library of New South Wales www.sl.nsw.gov.au
Owner: State Library of NSW
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1900

Glass negatives of The Rocks, Sydney, ca. 1890-1910, by William Joseph Macpherson
Description: Call number: ON 588/Box 01 Digital ID: FL3425694 Format: glass photonegative Find more detailed information about this photograph: archival.sl.nsw.gov.au/Details/archive/110375579 Search for more great images in the State Library's collections: acms.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/SimpleSearch.aspx From the collection of the State Library of New South Wales www.sl.nsw.gov.au
Owner: State Library of NSW
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1900

Glass negatives of The Rocks, Sydney, ca. 1890-1910, by William Joseph Macpherson
Description: Call number: ON 588/Box 01 Digital ID: FL3425702 Format: glass photonegative Find more detailed information about this photograph: archival.sl.nsw.gov.au/Details/archive/110375579 Search for more great images in the State Library's collections: acms.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/SimpleSearch.aspx From the collection of the State Library of New South Wales www.sl.nsw.gov.au
Owner: State Library of NSW
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1900

Mrs Joseph Plunkett and Sir William Orpen
Description: Two significant figures from the 1916 era, Grace Plunkett (nee Gifford) and Sir William Orpen the artist. A very posed photograph - but what can we find out about it apart from what has been added to the catalogue?: "Grace Gifford Plunkett, holding a brush and artist's palette, and William Orpen, three-quarter length portrait, printed on postcard. Grace Gifford studied under the Irish artist William Orpen at the Dublin Metropolitan School of Art between 1904 and 1907." Today's contributors link us primarily to the Wikipedia entries for Grace Gifford and William Orpen. Both artists from Dublin they are pictured perhaps around the time of William's 1907 portrait of his then student. Within a decade of that portrait, Irish and global events would take these two on different paths. Orpen became a prolific war artist and would capture the horrors of the Somme during 1916/1917. Grace became a caricature artist, and involved with Joseph Plunkett and the Rising during Easter 1916. Grace famously married Plunkett in Kilmainham Jail, just hours before his death... Photographers: Various Collection: Irish Political Figures Photographic Collection Date: c.1904-1910. NLI Ref: NPA POLF253 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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1905

Launch of the Brazilian battleship Minas Geraes
Description: Postcard of the launch of the Brazilian battleship 'Minas Geraes' at the Elswick Shipyard of Sir W.G. Armstrong Whitworth & Co. Ltd, Newcastle upon Tyne, 10 September 1908 (TWAM ref. DF.CLR/8/5). The postcard is unused. This set celebrates the many postcards in our collections. The people, places and events they show can give us an insight into the past, documenting the landscape, the fashions, the way we lived. Some postcards are unused but others tell us something about the people who bought them, through the messages they wrote. They can give us a fascinating glimpse into people’s lives. (Copyright) We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though; if you're unsure please email [email protected].
Owner: Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums
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1908

Nordic Chieftain under construction
Description: View of the OBO carrier 'Nordic Chieftain' under construction at the North Sands shipyard, Sunderland, February 1974 (TWAM ref. DT.TUR/2/62742C). This set celebrates the achievements of the famous Sunderland shipbuilding firm Joseph L. Thompson & Sons. The company’s origins date back to 1846 when the firm was known as Robert Thompson & Sons. Robert Thompson senior died in 1860, leaving his second son Joseph Lowes Thompson in control. In 1870 the shipyard completed its last wooden vessel and was then adapted for iron shipbuilding. By 1880 the firm had expanded its operations over much of North Sands and in 1884 completed the construction of Manor Quay, which served as fitting out and repair facilities. For many years in the late nineteenth century the yard was the most productive in Sunderland and in 1894 had the fourth largest output of any shipyard in the world. The Depression affected the firm severely in the early 1930s and no vessels were launched from 1931 to 1934. However, during those years the company developed a hull design giving greater efficiency and economy in service. During the Second World War the prototype developed by Joseph L. Thompson & Sons proved so popular that it was used by the US Government as the basis of over 2,700 Liberty ships built at American shipyards between 1942 and 1945. After the War the North Sands shipyard went on to build many fine cargo ships, oil tankers and bulk carriers. Sadly the shipyard closed in 1979, although it briefly reopened in 1986 to construct the crane barge ITM Challenger. (Copyright) We're happy for you to share these digital images within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though; if you're unsure please email [email protected]
Owner: Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums
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1974

Coal staithes in the South Docks, Sunderland
Description: No. 1 and No. 2 coal belt conveyors in operation at the South Docks, Sunderland, c1929 (TWAM ref. 3768/8). Each of these was capable of shipping 750 tons of coal per hour. This set of images celebrates the 300th Anniversary of the establishment of the Port of Sunderland. The port authority was constituted in 1717 by Act of Parliament, which appointed the River Wear Commissioners to manage and improve the harbour and river. Since then the port has changed beyond recognition with the construction of piers, docks and quays and the dredging of the River Wear to make it wider and deeper. These developments were vital to the coal trade on which the region’s prosperity depended. The improvement of the river was also essential to the success of shipbuilding in Sunderland as well as allied industries such as marine engineering and ship repairing. These images are a reflection of Sunderland’s proud industrial history. (Copyright) We're happy for you to share these digital images within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though; if you're unsure please email [email protected]
Owner: Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums
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1929

St James Park, Newcastle upon Tyne
Description: This is a picture postcard of St James Park, Newcastle upon Tyne during the FA Cup quarterfinal between Newcastle United and Sunderland AFC, 6 March 1909 (TWAM ref. DX670/2/1). The postcard is unused. This set celebrates the many postcards in our collections. The people, places and events they show can give us an insight into the past, documenting the landscape, the fashions, the way we lived. Some postcards are unused but others tell us something about the people who bought them, through the messages they wrote. They can give us a fascinating glimpse into people’s lives. (Copyright) We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though; if you're unsure please email [email protected].
Owner: Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums
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1909

Bracing between the Tyne Bridge arches
Description: Photograph of the 'K' bracing between the arches of Tyne Bridge, taken during its construction on 17 February 1928 (TWAM ref. 3730/15/9). The Tyne Bridge is one of the North East’s most iconic landmarks. These photographs were taken by James Bacon & Sons of Newcastle and document its construction from March 1927 to October 1928. They belonged to James Geddie, who was Chief Assistant Engineer on the construction of the Bridge with Dorman, Long & Co. Ltd. of Middlesbrough. (Copyright) We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though; if you're unsure please email [email protected].
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1928

Katherine Johnson
Description: Katherine Johnson was hired by the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) in 1953 as a human computer. She started work in the segregated West Computing Unit at the Langley Laboratory in Hampton, VA. Her remarkable skills and dedication led to her involvement in NASA's early human spaceflight program. Her life was highlighted in the book (and movie) "Hidden Figures." In November 2017 she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Obama. She passed away at age 101 on February 24, 2020. Image Number: Date:
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1959