More Yorkshire in Photographs


Author: Dave Zdanowicz

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445663856

Category: Photography

Page: 128

View: 8940

This unique collection of photographs immediately shows why Yorkshire is one of Britain’s best-loved destinations.

A Yorkshire Miscellany


Author: Tom Holman

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

ISBN: 1907666354

Category: Travel

Page: 192

View: 5092

What is a Yorkshire Fat Rascal? Why has a song about hats and moors become the Yorkshire Anthem? Where can you find Booze, Crackpot and the Land of Nod? How did the white rose become Yorkshire's emblem? Which three Prime Ministers were born in Yorkshire? Who are Yorkshire's real Calendar Girls? When is Yorkshire Day? The answers are all in A Yorkshire Miscellany-an entertaining guide to this much-loved part of England and a celebration of its people, places, history and quirks. Learn the lingo of Yorkshire dialect and how to cook specialities like Yorkshire Pudding, Parkin and Curd Tart. Discover the secrets of building a dry stone wall and uncover the Yorkshire locations of famous films and TV shows. Understand the history of famous Yorkshire icons like the flat cap and the Yorkshire terrier, and read about the lives of the greatest ever Yorkshiremen and women. A Yorkshire Miscellany is crammed with intriguing facts and figures- a fascinating treasure trove to delight Yorkshire natives and visitors alike. This title is also available as an ebook, in either Kindle, ePub or PDF editions

Impressed by Light

British Photographs from Paper Negatives, 1840-1860


Author: Roger Taylor,Larry John Schaaf

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 1588392252

Category: Calotype

Page: 438

View: 3486

Photography emerged in 1839 in two forms simultaneously. In France, Louis Daguerre produced photographs on silvered sheets of copper, while in Great Britain, William Henry Fox Talbot put forward a method of capturing an image on ordinary writing paper treated with chemicals. Talbot’s invention, a paper negative from which any number of positive prints could be made, became the progenitor of virtually all photography carried out before the digital age. Talbot named his perfected invention "calotype," a term based on the Greek word for beauty. Calotypes were characterized by a capacity for subtle tonal distinctions, massing of light and shadow, and softness of detail. In the 1840s, amateur photographers in Britain responded with enthusiasm to the challenges posed by the new medium. Their subjects were wide-ranging, including landscapes and nature studies, architecture, and portraits. Glass-negative photography, which appeared in 1851, was based on the same principles as the paper negative but yielded a sharper picture, and quickly gained popularity. Despite the rise of glass negatives in commercial photography, many gentlemen of leisure and learning continued to use paper negatives into the 1850s and 1860s. These amateurs did not seek the widespread distribution and international reputation pursued by their commercial counterparts, nearly all of whom favored glass negatives. As a result, many of these calotype works were produced in a small number of prints for friends and fellow photographers or for a family album. This richly illustrated, landmark publication tells the first full history of the calotype, embedding it in the context of Britain’s changing fortunes, intricate class structure, ever-growing industrialization, and the new spirit under Queen Victoria. Of the 118 early photographs presented here in meticulously printed plates, many have never before been published or exhibited.

Old Queens, N.Y., in Early Photographs

261 Prints


Author: Vincent F. Seyfried,William Asadorian

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486136019

Category: History

Page: 192

View: 6757

Recalls "good old days" in Maspeth, Jamaica, Astoria, Jackson Heights, other areas: DeWitt Clinton mansion, hotel where Washington slept (1790), plus recent landmarks — Astoria Studios, 1939 World's Fair, more. 261 prints.

Yorkshire's Past from the Air


Author: Derrick N. Riley

Publisher: Bloomsbury T&T Clark


Category: Aerial photography in archaeology

Page: 115

View: 1096

Nassau County, Long Island, in Early Photographs, 1869-1940


Author: Bette S. Weidman,Linda B. Martin

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486241364

Category: Photography

Page: 131

View: 9444

175 vintage photos recall aspects of life on Long Island from post-Civil War to modern era. Village life, agriculture, local industries, celebrities, early aviation and movie industries, fabulous estates, beaches, much more. Unique document of early Nassau and pioneer photography. Full informative captions. Introduction. Indices.

The birds of Yorkshire

an account of their historical and present status and distribution


Author: John R. Mather

Publisher: N.A


Category: Nature

Page: 613

View: 2480

What's Tha Mean, Tha Jacking In?

More Memories of a Sheffield Bobby


Author: Martyn Johnson

Publisher: Pen & Sword True Crime

ISBN: 9781526740946


Page: 176

View: 6663

Welcome to _What's Tha Mean, Tha Jacking In?_, the fifth volume of Martyn Johnson's acclaimed series of stories about policing during the 1960s and 1970s. Whether 'on the beat' or 'as CID', once again Martyn enthrals, surprises and shocks his readers with tales set in an almost forgotten era: a veritable Lost World of people, places and phrases in his beloved Sheffield. Steven Spielberg please note. This book will focus on Martyn's final years as a beat bobby, with more unbelievable true life tales told with Martyn's wicked sense of humour and candour. As usual, Martyn's down-to-earth honesty and humour shines through the pages; but he never loses sight of the human condition in all its forms: good, bad, sad and happy.