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Museum Through A Lens

Author : Susan Snell
ISBN : STANFORD:36105215355152
Genre : Art
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Visit the Natural History Museum 100 years ago. Featuring a wealth of stunning black-and-white photographs from the Museum's archives, this book offers a real flavor of life at one of London's oldest and most famous visitor attractions, from Victorian times until just after World War II. The book focuses on the unusual events that have taken place over the years, the characters working at and visiting the Museum, and of course the remarkable specimens. The photographs go back as far as the 1880s, the earliest years of the Museum, when only a few horse-drawn carriages plied the streets of South Kensington and elephants and gorillas from distant parts of the British Empire were exhibited for the first time. In later years the Museum gardens were to be dug over for vegetable production during World War II and whale carcasses were buried in the grounds to allow the flesh to rot away. Ranging from the amazing to the amusing, the images are evocative and brimming with period detail. The authors are senior archivists and well placed to share their knowledge of the stories that lie behind the silver-nitrate surface of the old photographic prints.
Category: Art

Gotham Comes Of Age

Author : Peter Simmons
ISBN : 0764909061
Genre : Photography
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The Byron Company was a photographic studio, and the Museum of the City of New York here presents 170 of their photographs. In addition to the glitter of the city's elite, they portray skaters, tenement dwellers seeking air, and many landmark buildings in the early stages of construction. The public
Category: Photography

Art History Through The Camera S Lens

Author : Helene E. Roberts
ISBN : 9781134304387
Genre : Art
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First Published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Category: Art

Historical Archaeology Through A Western Lens

Author : Mark S. Warner
ISBN : 9781496200358
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The mythic American West, with its perilous frontiers, big skies, and vast resources, is frequently perceived as unchanging and timeless. The work of many western-based historical archaeologists over the past decade, however, has revealed narratives that often sharply challenge that timelessness. Historical Archaeology Through a Western Lens reveals an archaeological past that is distinct to the region--but not in ways that popular imagination might suggest. Instead, this volume highlights a western past characterized by rapid and ever-changing interactions between diverse groups of people across a wide range of environmental and economic situations. The dynamic and unpredictable lives of western communities have prompted a constant challenging and reimagining of both individual identities and collective understandings of their position within a broader national experience. Indeed, the archaeological West is one clearly characterized by mobility rather than stasis. The archaeologies presented in this volume explore the impact of that pervasive human mobility on the West--a world of transience, impermanence, seasonal migration, and accelerated trade and technology at scales ranging from the local to the global. By documenting the challenges of both local community-building and global networking, they provide an archaeology of the West that is ultimately from the West.
Category: HISTORY

Lake Of The Woods

Author : Carl G. Linde
ISBN : 0968640826
Genre : Lake of the Woods Region
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Category: Lake of the Woods Region

Kirby S Wonderful And Eccentric Museum Or Magazine Of Remarkable Characters Including All The Curiosities Of Nature And Art From The Remotest Period To The Present Time Drawn From Every Authentic Source Illustrated With One Hundred And Twenty Four Engravings Chiefly Taken From Rare And Curious Prints Or Original Drawings

Author : R. S. Kirby
ISBN : UCAL:B2985903
Genre : Characters and characteristics
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Category: Characters and characteristics

Trafalgar 200 Through The Lens Queen Elizabeth Ii 80th Birthday Edition

Author : DP Kilfeather
ISBN : 9780955300400
Genre : Trafalgar 200 (Anniversary celebration)
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DP Kilfeather documents Admiral Lord Nelson’s Battle of Trafalgar 200 year celebrations. 400 stunning, unique and sometimes controversial photographs of participating Royalty, Admirals, sailors, people, ships, tall-ships, warships and submarines of the world.
Category: Trafalgar 200 (Anniversary celebration)