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Background imageLanguage Collection: Hieroglyphs in the notebook of Jean-Francois Champollion, c1806-1832

Hieroglyphs in the notebook of Jean-Francois Champollion, c1806-1832. Artist: Jean-Francois Champollion
Hieroglyphs in the notebook of Jean-Francois Champollion, c1806-1832. Research on the system of the Egyptian hieroglyphs by Jean Francois Champollion, the translator of the Rosetta Stone

Background imageLanguage Collection: Wall paintings in the Tomb of Tutankhamun, Valley of the Kings, Luxor, Egypt

Wall paintings in the Tomb of Tutankhamun, Valley of the Kings, Luxor, Egypt

Background imageLanguage Collection: The British Expedition to Abyssinia: watering-place...at the entrance to the Koomaylee Pass, 1868

The British Expedition to Abyssinia: watering-place...at the entrance to the Koomaylee Pass, 1868. Creator: Unknown
The British Expedition to Abyssinia: watering-place for transport animals at the entrance to the Koomaylee Pass, 1868. 'A plentiful supply of water has been got at this place by digging wells

Background imageLanguage Collection: German Nurses learning Russian, between c1915 and c1918. Creator: Bain News Service

German Nurses learning Russian, between c1915 and c1918. Creator: Bain News Service
German Nurses learning Russian, between c1915 and c1918. German nurses in a class room studying the Russian language during World War I

Background imageLanguage Collection: Sketches in India - Brahmin Students, 1858. Creator: Unknown

Sketches in India - Brahmin Students, 1858. Creator: Unknown
Sketches in India - Brahmin Students, 1858. We are indebted to the "Photographic Album" of Bombay for the characteristic Sketch of two Brahmin Students of English Literature...These two

Background imageLanguage Collection: Institutiones graecae grammaticae, 1497-8. Creator: Unknown

Institutiones graecae grammaticae, 1497-8. Creator: Unknown
Institutiones graecae grammaticae, 1497-8. Fratris Urbani Bellunensis Ordinis Minorum Institutiones grammaticae'. Page from a work on Greek grammar by Urbano Bolzanio

Background imageLanguage Collection: AI IMAGE - Portrait of Samuel Johnson, 1760s, (2023). Creator: Heritage Images

AI IMAGE - Portrait of Samuel Johnson, 1760s, (2023). Creator: Heritage Images
AI IMAGE - Portrait of Samuel Johnson, 1760s, (2023). Dr Johnson (1709-1784) was a British writer, poet, playwright, essayist, moralist, literary critic, biographer, editor and lexicographer

Background imageLanguage Collection: Mounted Plaque with Shi'ite Invocation, 17th-18th century. Creator: Unknown

Mounted Plaque with Shi'ite Invocation, 17th-18th century. Creator: Unknown
Mounted Plaque with Shi'ite Invocation, 17th-18th century

Background imageLanguage Collection: Twenty-Five Views of the Capital (image 11 of 29), Late 19th century. Creator: Morikawa Sobun

Twenty-Five Views of the Capital (image 11 of 29), Late 19th century. Creator: Morikawa Sobun
Twenty-Five Views of the Capital (image 11 of 29), Late 19th century

Background imageLanguage Collection: Purchasing eggs and fowls of the natives - from a sketch by our special artist in China, 1860

Purchasing eggs and fowls of the natives - from a sketch by our special artist in China, 1860. Creator: Unknown
China - the British Forces in Talien-Wan - Purchasing eggs and fowls of the natives - from a sketch by our special artist in China, 1860

Background imageLanguage Collection: Kirsten Svendsdatter Finds the Gold Horn at Gallehus on 20 July 1639, 1859. Creator: Niels Simonsen

Kirsten Svendsdatter Finds the Gold Horn at Gallehus on 20 July 1639, 1859. Creator: Niels Simonsen
Kirsten Svendsdatter Finds the Gold Horn at Gallehus on 20 July 1639, 1859. (In 1639, a young peasant woman discovered a golden horn sticking out of the ground near her home in Denmark)

Background imageLanguage Collection: Hall of Languages, New York University, between 1900 and 1906. Creator: Unknown

Hall of Languages, New York University, between 1900 and 1906. Creator: Unknown
Hall of Languages, New York University, between 1900 and 1906

Background imageLanguage Collection: The Governor of Schopfheim, plate seven from Zehn Blätter zu Hebels Alemannischen... 1820

The Governor of Schopfheim, plate seven from Zehn Blätter zu Hebels Alemannischen... 1820. Creator: Sophie Reinhard
The Governor of Schopfheim, plate seven from Zehn Blatter zu Hebels Alemannischen Gedichten, 1820. Ten leaves of Hebel's Alemannic poems

Background imageLanguage Collection: The Carbuncle, plate two from Zehn Blätter zu Hebels Alemannischen Gedichten, 1820

The Carbuncle, plate two from Zehn Blätter zu Hebels Alemannischen Gedichten, 1820. Creator: Sophie Reinhard
The Carbuncle, plate two from Zehn Blatter zu Hebels Alemannischen Gedichten, 1820. Ten leaves of Hebel's Alemannic poems

Background imageLanguage Collection: On a Grave, plate nine from Zehn Blätter zu Hebels Alemannischen Gedichten, 1820

On a Grave, plate nine from Zehn Blätter zu Hebels Alemannischen Gedichten, 1820. Creator: Sophie Reinhard
On a Grave, plate nine from Zehn Blatter zu Hebels Alemannischen Gedichten, 1820. Ten leaves of Hebel's Alemannic poems

Background imageLanguage Collection: The Carbuncle, plate one from Zehn Blätter zu Hebels Alemannischen Gedichten, 1820

The Carbuncle, plate one from Zehn Blätter zu Hebels Alemannischen Gedichten, 1820. Creator: Sophie Reinhard
The Carbuncle, plate one from Zehn Blatter zu Hebels Alemannischen Gedichten, 1820. Ten leaves of Hebel's Alemannic poems

Background imageLanguage Collection: Ghost on the Kandern Road, plate six from Zehn Blätter zu Hebels Alemannischen... 1820

Ghost on the Kandern Road, plate six from Zehn Blätter zu Hebels Alemannischen... 1820. Creator: Sophie Reinhard
Ghost on the Kandern Road, plate six from Zehn Blatter zu Hebels Alemannischen Gedichten, 1820. Ten leaves of Hebel's Alemannic poems

Background imageLanguage Collection: The Signpost, plate ten from Zehn Blätter zu Hebels Alemannischen Gedichten, 1820

The Signpost, plate ten from Zehn Blätter zu Hebels Alemannischen Gedichten, 1820. Creator: Sophie Reinhard
The Signpost, plate ten from Zehn Blatter zu Hebels Alemannischen Gedichten, 1820. Ten leaves of Hebel's Alemannic poems

Background imageLanguage Collection: The Governor of Schopfheim, plate eight from Zehn Blätter zu Hebels Alemannischen... 1820

The Governor of Schopfheim, plate eight from Zehn Blätter zu Hebels Alemannischen... 1820. Creator: Sophie Reinhard
The Governor of Schopfheim, plate eight from Zehn Blatter zu Hebels Alemannischen Gedichten, 1820. Ten leaves of Hebel's Alemannic poems

Background imageLanguage Collection: The Carbuncle, plate three from Zehn Blätter zu Hebels Alemannischen Gedichten, 1820

The Carbuncle, plate three from Zehn Blätter zu Hebels Alemannischen Gedichten, 1820. Creator: Sophie Reinhard
The Carbuncle, plate three from Zehn Blatter zu Hebels Alemannischen Gedichten, 1820. Ten leaves of Hebel's Alemannic poems

Background imageLanguage Collection: Hans and Verene, plate five from Zehn Blätter zu Hebels Alemannischen Gedichten, 1820

Hans and Verene, plate five from Zehn Blätter zu Hebels Alemannischen Gedichten, 1820. Creator: Sophie Reinhard
Hans and Verene, plate five from Zehn Blatter zu Hebels Alemannischen Gedichten, 1820. Ten leaves of Hebel's Alemannic poems

Background imageLanguage Collection: The Little Witch, plate four from Zehn Blätter zu Hebels Alemannischen Gedichten, 1820

The Little Witch, plate four from Zehn Blätter zu Hebels Alemannischen Gedichten, 1820. Creator: Sophie Reinhard
The Little Witch, plate four from Zehn Blatter zu Hebels Alemannischen Gedichten, 1820. Ten leaves of Hebel's Alemannic poems

Background imageLanguage Collection: Class in language, 1904. Creator: Frances Benjamin Johnston

Class in language, 1904. Creator: Frances Benjamin Johnston
Class in language, 1904

Background imageLanguage Collection: Run Little Chillun, Los Angeles, 1938. Creator: Unknown

Run Little Chillun, Los Angeles, 1938. Creator: Unknown
Run Little Chillun, Los Angeles, 1938. Folk opera Run Little Chillun was the first Broadway show directed by an African-American

Background imageLanguage Collection: Run, Little Chillun, Los Angeles, [193-]. Creator: Unknown

Run, Little Chillun, Los Angeles, [193-]. Creator: Unknown
Run, Little Chillun, Los Angeles, [193-]....and see it! Hollywood Playhouse - by Hall Johnson, staged by Clarence Muse - Federal Theatre & Music Projects - division of W.P.A.'

Background imageLanguage Collection: Philétas instruisant Daphnis et Chloé, c.1875. Creator: Jules Elie Delaunay

Philétas instruisant Daphnis et Chloé, c.1875. Creator: Jules Elie Delaunay
Philetas instruisant Daphnis et Chloe, c.1875. Philitas of Cos instructing Daphnis and Chloe

Background imageLanguage Collection: Run Little Chillun, [193-]. Creator: Unknown

Run Little Chillun, [193-]. Creator: Unknown
Run Little Chillun, [193-]. The Federal Theatre Project, created by the U.S. Works Progress Administration in 1935, was designed to conserve and develop the skills of theater workers

Background imageLanguage Collection: Run Little Chillun, [193-]. Creator: Unknown

Run Little Chillun, [193-]. Creator: Unknown
Run Little Chillun, [193-]. The Federal Div's W.P.A...'. The Federal Theatre Project, created by the U.S. Works Progress Administration in 1935

Background imageLanguage Collection: Portrait of Nicander, published 1574. Creators: Unknown, Johannes Sambucus

Portrait of Nicander, published 1574. Creators: Unknown, Johannes Sambucus
Portrait of Nicander, published 1574

Background imageLanguage Collection: Chariot Mount with Three Figures, Late Roman or Byzantine, 300-500. Creator: Unknown

Chariot Mount with Three Figures, Late Roman or Byzantine, 300-500. Creator: Unknown
Chariot Mount with Three Figures, Late Roman or Byzantine, 300-500. Probably two orators and a grammarian

Background imageLanguage Collection: Map showing Approximate Distribution of Kurdish Tribes of the Ottoman Empire, c1915

Map showing Approximate Distribution of Kurdish Tribes of the Ottoman Empire, c1915. Diagram by British writer, soldier and diplomatic advisor Mark Sykes (1879-1919)

Background imageLanguage Collection: Kircher, (1602-1680), 1830. Creator: Unknown

Kircher, (1602-1680), 1830. Creator: Unknown
Kircher, (1602-1680), 1830. Athanasius Kircher (1602-1680) German Jesuit scholar and polymath who published works on comparative religion, geology, and medicine

Background imageLanguage Collection: Sign outside entrance of largest lumber mill in the world, Longview, Washington, 1939

Sign outside entrance of largest lumber mill in the world, Longview, Washington, 1939. Creator: Dorothea Lange
Washington, Longview. Sign outside entrance of largest lumber mill in the world

Background imageLanguage Collection: Amphora (Storage Jar), 4th century BCE. Creator: Unknown

Amphora (Storage Jar), 4th century BCE. Creator: Unknown
Amphora (Storage Jar), 4th century BCE

Background imageLanguage Collection: Hindustan Taxi, Calcutta, 2019. Creator: Unknown

Hindustan Taxi, Calcutta, 2019. Creator: Unknown
Hindustan Taxi, Calcutta, 2019

Background imageLanguage Collection: Fishermans Cottage, 1906. Creator: Harald Sohlberg

Fishermans Cottage, 1906. Creator: Harald Sohlberg
Fishermans Cottage, 1906

Background imageLanguage Collection: Life in New York, 1824-39. Creator: Charles Ingrey

Life in New York, 1824-39. Creator: Charles Ingrey
Life in New York, 1824-39. A poor Irish immigrant entreats a couple of well-dressed African-Americans to exchange his old coat for a new one

Background imageLanguage Collection: Life in New York, The Rivals, 1824-39. Creator: Charles Ingrey

Life in New York, The Rivals, 1824-39. Creator: Charles Ingrey
Life in New York, The Rivals, 1824-39

Background imageLanguage Collection: Vasanta Vilasa (a poem on Spring) (detail), 1451. Creator: Unknown

Vasanta Vilasa (a poem on Spring) (detail), 1451. Creator: Unknown
Vasanta Vilasa (a poem on Spring) (detail), 1451

Background imageLanguage Collection: Sequoyah, c. 1830. Creator: Henry Inman

Sequoyah, c. 1830. Creator: Henry Inman
Sequoyah, c. 1830

Background imageLanguage Collection: Portrait Of Dr Joseph Priestly (1733-1804), 1800. Creator: Unknown

Portrait Of Dr Joseph Priestly (1733-1804), 1800. Creator: Unknown
Portrait Of Dr Joseph Priestly (1733-1804), 1800. English chemist, natural philosopher, separatist theologian, grammarian, multi-subject educator

Background imageLanguage Collection: Sarasvati, ca. 1885-95. Creator: Unknown

Sarasvati, ca. 1885-95. Creator: Unknown
Sarasvati, ca. 1885-95

Background imageLanguage Collection: Lindley Murray, 1827. Creator: Asher Brown Durand

Lindley Murray, 1827. Creator: Asher Brown Durand
Lindley Murray, 1827

Background imageLanguage Collection: Noah Webster, from the series Great Americans (N76) for Duke brand cigarettes, 1888

Noah Webster, from the series Great Americans (N76) for Duke brand cigarettes, 1888

Background imageLanguage Collection: Anagram in Honor of Charles III, Duke of Lorraine and Bar, ca. 1595-1605

Anagram in Honor of Charles III, Duke of Lorraine and Bar, ca. 1595-1605

Background imageLanguage Collection: Portrait of Jahangir Beg, Jansipar Khan, Folio from the Shah Jahan Album, ca. 1627

Portrait of Jahangir Beg, Jansipar Khan, Folio from the Shah Jahan Album, ca. 1627
Portrait of Jahangir Beg, Jansipar Khan, Folio from the Shah Jahan Album, verso: ca. 1627; recto: ca. 1530-50

Background imageLanguage Collection: Lalit Ragini: Folio from a ragamala series (Garland of Musical Modes), ca. 1680-90

Lalit Ragini: Folio from a ragamala series (Garland of Musical Modes), ca. 1680-90

Background imageLanguage Collection: Krishna and Radha with Their Confidantes: Page from a Dispersed Gita Govinda, ca. 1655-60

Krishna and Radha with Their Confidantes: Page from a Dispersed Gita Govinda, ca. 1655-60



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