Type:

Description:

At this website, visitors can enjoy selected digitized images from the collections of St. Andrews University Library, which, in its own words, "holds one of the largest and most important collections of historic photography in Scotland", due in part to the friendship between Sir David Brewster (Principal at St Andrews from 1838 to 1859) and pioneering photographer William Henry Fox Talbot. The digitized collection includes over 1000 images created by Talbot, including portraits of David Brewster, and plates from Talbot's book, "The Pencil of Nature". Other early photographers in the collection are Dr. John Adamson, David Octavius Hill, Robert Adamson (Dr. Adamson's younger brother and student), and Thomas Rodger. The web-accessible portion of the collection is currently a small percentage of the 300,000 items in the collection; however, St. Andrews plans on adding to it "until virtually the whole collection will be searchable from remote sites."

Subjects:

  • Arts > General
  • Arts > Photography
  • Social Studies > General
  • Social Studies > Geography

Education Levels:

    Keywords:

    Arts,NSDL_SetSpec_internetscout,Geoscience,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20120928115557584T,Arts -- Informal education,Social studies,Social studies -- Geography,Social Sciences,Arts -- Photography,NSDL

    Language:

    English

    Access Privileges:

    Public - Available to anyone

    License Deed:

    Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike

    Collections:

    None
    This resource has not yet been aligned.
    Curriki Rating
    'NR' - This resource has not been rated
    NR
    'NR' - This resource has not been rated

    This resource has not yet been reviewed.

    Not Rated Yet.

    Non-profit Tax ID # 203478467