More Yorkshire in Photographs

Author: Dave Zdanowicz

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445663856

Category: Photography

Page: 128

View: 5771


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: 7832


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: 6348


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: 3157


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.

Encyclopedia of nineteenth-century photography

A-I, index

Author: John Hannavy

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415972353

Category: Photography

Page: 1587

View: 3967


Collects entries on photography up to the beginning of the twentieth century with topics that include processes, equipment, styles, and debates.

James Herriot's Yorkshire

Author: James Herriot

Publisher: Michael Joseph

ISBN: 9780718121440

Category: North Yorkshire

Page: 223

View: 8111


A celebration in pictures and words of the Yorkshire of James Herriot's stories.

Yorkshire Mining Veterans

In Their Own Words

Author: Brian Elliott

Publisher: Wharncliffe

ISBN: 1783378360

Category: History

Page: 144

View: 4966


Yorkshire Mining Veterans is an extraordinary collection of stories told by the Veterans of the mines. Their memories span nearly a century from the early 1900's to the great strike of 1984/85 as well as the pit closures of the 1990's. Miners all across the Yorkshire region from the Selby Coalfield to the old West Riding area in and around Barnsley, Rotherham, Doncaster and Sheffield share their experiences with the reader.Brian began his research prepared to explore the many roles of miners, working conditions and their way of life, but interviews uncovered more remarkable stories, especially relating to the period before nationalisation. Getting a job often meant leaving school on Friday and starting work either in terrible conditions on the pit top screens, described by a 99 year old veteran as 'Miltonic' or 'on the haulage' in the cold pit bottom. Incredibly, one man described his work as a young trammer in the 1930's, painfully pushing tubs along a low underground roadway using a candle as his source of light, 'a throw back to conditions a century or more earlier'. A sprightly 93-year-old described an occasion when. as a young lad, he worked naked alongside his father and refused to make himself to make himself 'descent' when the lady Mayor made a VIP visit.Set chronologically according to the age of the miner, the author profiles each of the 47 veterans and tells their individual stories based on his interviews with them. Their stories, all previously untold, together with a superb collection of photographs makes fascinating reading.

A Camera in the Dales

A Photographic Record

Author: John Moore,Charles Muller

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595128920

Category: Photography

Page: 112

View: 1687


When he gave up smoking in the 'fifties, John Moore was able to buy a camera with the money he saved. This book, with its 56 monochrome photographs of the Yorkshire dales and dales life, is the result! The book is more than a colourful survey of the dales – it is a potted history, for many anecdotes, picaresque characters and old customs are captured here – through the lens of the camera and the sensitive mind of the author. The reader will be taken back not only to the days of Lady Anne Clifford, to the days of the carthorse and the blacksmith, but will witness the passing of the steam railway and the changing seasons in what must be one of the most beautiful parts of England.