Tag: history

Summer through history on film

Posted by Published on June 27, 2019

”Summertime is always the best of what might be” – Charles Bowden   We’re in June, and summer is on the way! As this most beloved of seasons arrives we’re casting our eyes back into our footage archive and it isn’t all beach balls and sand! In addition to the obligatory beach family shots, you’ll find travelogues, classic 50’s coastlines and water-related sports, some weird…

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Around the World: China

Posted by Published on May 23, 2019

China, the world’s most populous country, is a fascinating nation rich in culture and history. There are over 292 different languages spoken in China, with around 56 legally recognized distinct ethnic groups. Explore the Bridgeman archive for all the things that make China so inspiring and interesting. See below for our curated selections. Please contact us if you need help sourcing anything from the archive.   See…

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Religion on Film through history

Posted by Published on May 17, 2019

“Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others.” — Buddha The world’s religions each follow a specific set of rules as defined in their historic texts. Discover our world of Religious footage, from ceremonies to celebrations, religious sculptures to art. Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism and a selection of other popular religions are well-represented in the archive. If you need some inspiration for footage of buildings, artwork or people,…

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Whether you’re working on a textbook, academic project or e-learning application, Bridgeman Images is a comprehensive visual resource right across the curriculum, with a growing footage collection. Our collection extends well beyond art and history. We are strong in subjects such as science, geography, and politics, and can provide you with the breadth and depth of imagery to bring educational resources to life! See below for…

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Around the World: UK

Posted by Published on May 10, 2019

“Nothing gives the English more pleasure, in a quiet but determined sort of way, than to do things oddly.” – Bill Bryson, Notes from a Small Island Fish and chips, warm beer, curry houses, the Royal Family, and Sir Cliff – just some of the things inextricably connected to the UK. We explore all things British with images and clips from the archive. Take a look at the…

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Historic Nightlife In Motion

Posted by Published on April 18, 2019

“A history of nightlife!–what an interesting concept…activities that take place in the multitude of discos, dance parlors, and clubs…the way people live is determined on half-lit streets, in bars, and in smoky late-night restaurants.” — David Byrne Throughout history, nightlife has represented perhaps both the best and worst of many cultures – from the lively Jazz clubs of America to the glittering cabarets and theatres of Weimar…

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Around the World: France

Posted by Published on April 9, 2019

“I do not believe there is another city on earth so beautiful as Paris nor another people with such an appreciation of the beautiful as the French…” Edward Hopper   We celebrate la belle France this week – the country that embodies culture and sophistication, AND produces over 350 types of cheese! Take a look at the abundance of work from the great French masters,…

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Around the World: Greece

Posted by Published on February 21, 2019

“Happy is the man, I thought, who, before dying, has the good fortune to sail the Aegean sea.” Nikos Kazantzakis, Zorba the Greek Beautiful beaches, glistening sea, white-washed houses, and the ubiquitous Frappé – just some things that are conjured up in the mind when thinking of Greece. In our Around the World series we turn our attention to this beautiful holiday destination. Not just…

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Around the World: USA

Posted by Published on February 14, 2019

“America makes prodigious mistakes, America has colossal faults, but one thing cannot be denied: America is always on the move. She may be going to Hell, of course, but at least she isn’t standing still.” E.E. Cummings In our Around the World series we turn our attention to the USA, currently the most powerful nation in the world. Take a look at our hand selected…

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Top Anniversaries of 2019

Posted by Published on December 12, 2018

From the birth of Bauhaus, to the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci, we take a look at some of the major anniversaries coming up in 2019    1. Theodore Roosevelt Jr. – Died 6th January 1919. 100 years The 26th President of the United States from 1901 to 1909 dies. “Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.” – Theodore Roosevelt Jr….

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