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The Dutch Republic was not the first country where newspapers were published. But in Amsterdam the conditions for the gathering and publishing of news appeared to be much better than in other places. Why?
Children have been a much-loved subject of pictures from the very early days of photography. A substantial amount of 19th and early 20th century photography featuring children has a social documentary value rather than solely an aesthetic one, portraying the harsh lives of children at work - a silent and often ignored group in the industrial age.
The Jacob's factory in Dublin is an icon of Ireland’s industrial heritage. The blog, illustrated with newly digitised material from Dublin City Library and Archive, tells the history of the Jacob's Biscuit Factory, home of the cream cracker.
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