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Unlike the Western classical harp, the arched harp does not have a supporting pillar, but a string bearer that arches away from the resonator. Found in East Africa, South East Asia and other regions, with depictions existing from ancient Egypt and India.
Heinrich Hamann (1883-1975) learned to be a photographer in his father’s atelier. A keen gymnast, Hamann portrayed many athletes in action. This gallery pays tribute to his exceptional work, in which movement is captured beautifully.
The dachshund, known for its kindness, was not only a friendly companion, but was also helpful in the destruction of rats and mice. This gallery was proposed by Europeana 1914-1918 contributor Patrick Bailly.
World War I affected the daily life of everybody, including that of children. They kept on playing, but their games altered and their toys changed shape. In this gallery, you can have a look at some of the war-time entertainment for kids (and grown-ups).
Dogs played a vital part in World War. Some had important tasks and were on active duty with the soldiers in the trenches, others provided distraction and companianship in times of rest and recovery. And not just with them at the front....
Have you ever visited Girona, one of Catalonia’s gems? Then you've surely noticed that the perfect way to get around town is by bicycle. This gallery celebrates 20 years of photographic conservation and research at CRDI/Ajuntament de Girona. ¡felicidades!
Painter and photographer G.H. Breitner created powerful images of daily Dutch life in the late 19th century. Beyond the artistic and documentary value of the images, they can be seen as an early manifestation of street photography.
Photographer Wilhelm Weimar (1857-1917) had a highly individual style. His Herbarium of 1901 is a unique portfolio of organic compositions that testifies to his striking sense of composition, texture and detail.
How do you take your tea? Served in an elegant parlour, from a flask or during a Japanese ceremony? Since the 1840s, sitting down for a steamy cup of joy has become part of daily life all over the world.
Juvenal's 2000-year-old motto 'A healthy mind in a healthy body' is still valid in today's keep-fit culture. Mental well-being is often connected to regular physical exercise, shown in many varieties here!
The magic lantern was the most popular, creative and versatile instrument for visual communication before cinema. Through projection, the static medium of the photograph acquired new dynamics and a heightened sense of realism.