Tag Archives: black-and-white

Pictures and Poetry of the Himalayas

Two days ago, we discovered a small box of lantern slides in the archive, which had previously escaped our notice.   The unprepossessing brown cardboard cover with pencil markings revealed six stunningly beautiful images of the Himalayas and Baltoro glacier. … Continue reading

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City in the Sand

As we were scanning a box on Roman sites around the Mediterranean this image of Leptis Magna sprang out at us. Located directly on the sea in what is now Libya, Leptis Magna rose to become one of the great … Continue reading

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Bridge ballet

We are busy scanning images to add to the Historic Environment Image Resource, which will be coming online later this year. Some of the lantern slide photographs are so good we want to share them straight away – like this … Continue reading

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“The shock of the old: glass plate negatives and photographs of late 19th century England”

We are delighted that HEIR’s “The shock of the old” proposal has been chosen as one of the 36 funded projects participating in the Being Human: A Festival of the Humanities 2014. The Festival will take place between the 15-23 … Continue reading

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The case of the disappearing medieval buildings…

As we were scanning another box of late 19th century lantern slides, we came across this lovely picture of the Duomo in Florence (Firenze), Italy…. Janice thought she had taken a very similar picture on a recent holiday, and brought … Continue reading

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