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Background imageLanguage Collection: Flags of Royal Navy

Flags of Royal Navy
Some of the signal flags of Royal Navy including the Royal Standard, White Ensign, Union Jack

Background imageLanguage Collection: Language - Esperanto at a glance

Language - Esperanto at a glance - card produced by the British Esperanto Association. L L Zamenhof published the first book detailing Esperanto (the Unua Libro), on July 26th, 1887. Date: 1923

Background imageLanguage Collection: The Language of Flowers

The Language of Flowers. One writes ones name under the flower whos sentiment you wish to express to the cards recipient. Date: circa 1908

Background imageLanguage Collection: Ramon Llull (1235-1316). Breviculum Codex. Miniature. Baden

Ramon Llull (1235-1316). Breviculum Codex. Miniature. Baden
Ramon Llull (1235-1316). Breviculum Codex. Miniature. Llull preaching. Parchment 92. Page 5r. Baden Memorial Library. Karlsruhe. Germany

Background imageLanguage Collection: Ataturk Reforms Language

Ataturk Reforms Language
Turkey : dictator Kemal Ataturk introduces westernisation of the Turkish language

Background imageLanguage Collection: Birstall, W Yorkshire - Unveiling statue of Joseph Priestly

Birstall, W Yorkshire - Unveiling statue of Joseph Priestly
Birstall, W Yorkshire - Unveiling the statue of Joseph Priestly on 12th October 1912 - at this point the unveiling party had adjourned to the Temperance Hall

Background imageLanguage Collection: Satire on Phrenology

Satire on Phrenology
Satire on the study of Phrenology - a Free Knowledgey - illustrating the worst elements of human behavious illustrated in different zones of the head (including Obscene Language, criminal activity)

Background imageLanguage Collection: Mosaic with arab and kufic caligraphy (top) on a wall of the

Mosaic with arab and kufic caligraphy (top) on a wall of the Madrasa. Fes. Morocco

Background imageLanguage Collection: WORLD WAR I (1914-1918). Poster USA BONDS Third Liberty Loa

WORLD WAR I (1914-1918). Poster USA BONDS Third Liberty Loan Campaign. BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA (1917), by Joseph Christian Leyendecker (1874-1951). Edited by the government of the United States

Background imageLanguage Collection: Ataturk Starts Reforms

Ataturk Starts Reforms
Kemel Ataturk introduces language reform

Background imageLanguage Collection: Esperanto / Zamenhof

Esperanto / Zamenhof
ESPERANTO Dr Ludwig L Zamenhof, German linguist, inventor of Esperanto which he hopes will become an international auxiliary language

Background imageLanguage Collection: Lion & Unicorn Pavilion

Lion & Unicorn Pavilion
The Lion and Unicorn Pavilion at the South Bank Exhibition, containing exhibits on the use of the English language, growth of British parliamentary government, etc

Background imageLanguage Collection: Greek-Latin Dictionary

Greek-Latin Dictionary
Johann Scapulas Greek-Latin Lexicon is a contribution to Renaissance studies of classical literature when Roman borrowings from Greek are important to scholars

Background imageLanguage Collection: Epee Teaching Deaf Mutes

Epee Teaching Deaf Mutes
L ABBE DE L EPEE instructing deaf-mutes in the sign language he invented to enable them to communicate

Background imageLanguage Collection: The Lords Prayer in ten different languages

The Lords Prayer in ten different languages (English, French, Spanish, Italian, Irish, Portuguese, Greek, German, Latin and Welsh) Date: 1841

Background imageLanguage Collection: Kadesh Treaty, 1269 BC. Egyptian-Hittite Peace Treaty. Terra

Kadesh Treaty, 1269 BC. Egyptian-Hittite Peace Treaty. Terra
Kadesh Treaty, 1269 BC. Egyptian-Hittite Peace Treaty between Ramesses II and Hattusilis III. Terracotta. Hittite version. From Hattusas (Bogazkoy). Archaeological Museum. Istanbul. Turkey

Background imageLanguage Collection: An Albanian

An Albanian man. From: A journey through Albania and other provinces of Turkey in Europe and Asia, to Constantinople, during the years 1809 and 1810.. Date: 1813

Background imageLanguage Collection: Christmas Greetings card with a Golfing Pun theme

Christmas Greetings card with a Golfing Pun theme, playing on words/terms. " May Xmas: BUNKER trouble and Care and LINK you to a Golden New Year. I ask you to accept today

Background imageLanguage Collection: WWI Poster, Enlist Today (Welsh version)

WWI Poster, Enlist Today (Welsh version)
WWI Parliamentary Recruiting Committee Poster, Be honest with yourself. Be certain that your so-called reason is not a selfish excuse. (Lord Kitchener) Enlist Today (Welsh version). Date: 1916

Background imageLanguage Collection: Forget Me Not / Language of Flowers

Forget Me Not / Language of Flowers
Forget Me Not personified

Background imageLanguage Collection: Storytelling to children on the beach during the summer

Storytelling to children on the beach during the summer
Children sitting on the beach listening to stories

Background imageLanguage Collection: Princess Diana and Prince Charles visiting the Met Police

Princess Diana and Prince Charles visiting the Met Police
Princess Diana and Prince Charles on a visit to the Metropolitan Polices burglary squad. Date: circa 1980s

Background imageLanguage Collection: Advert for Cussons Imperial Leather soap, one of a series of ads utilising the language of

Advert for Cussons Imperial Leather soap, one of a series of ads utilising the language of the fan. Date: 1954

Background imageLanguage Collection: The red-flowered tree Rhododendron, Danger

The red-flowered tree Rhododendron, Danger. Handcoloured lithograph by Dean and Munday after an illustration by Eliza Eve Gleadall from The Beauties of Flora, with botanic and poetic illustrations

Background imageLanguage Collection: Crocus & Snowdrop / Language of Flowers

Crocus & Snowdrop / Language of Flowers
Crocus & Snowdrop personified

Background imageLanguage Collection: Esperanto Stamp

Esperanto Stamp
A stamp encouraging postmen to learn Esperanto - the International Helplanguage

Background imageLanguage Collection: Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychw- yrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychw- yrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch
Collecting railway tickets in Wales. A Third Class ticket issued on 14th August, 1908 between Llanrhaiadr-yn-Mochnant to Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch

Background imageLanguage Collection: Travel to India

Travel to India
Poster published by the British India Press, Bombay, advertising travel to India

Background imageLanguage Collection: Love / Language of Kisses

Love / Language of Kisses
The language of kisses: timid, frivolous, passionate, amorous, languorous, and - last but not least - voluptuous

Background imageLanguage Collection: Love / Language of Legs

Love / Language of Legs
The language of legs, from " I am hesitant", to " Better and better", right through to " Thats the ticket!"

Background imageLanguage Collection: Learning Sign Language

Learning Sign Language
A class of young women learning sign language at a school for the deaf

Background imageLanguage Collection: The Language of Eyes

The Language of Eyes - each expression of the eyes conveying a different feeling, emotion or reaction. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageLanguage Collection: Comic postcard, Woman travelling in Paris - a helpful Frenchman Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Woman travelling in Paris - a helpful Frenchman Date: 20th century

Background imageLanguage Collection: Comic postcard, Woman at seaside with stick of rock

Comic postcard, Woman at seaside with stick of rock
Comic postcard, Woman at the seaside with a large stick of rock (in English and French) Date: 20th century

Background imageLanguage Collection: The Language of Fruit

The Language of Fruit - different fruit conveying different emotions and feelings. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageLanguage Collection: DEAF & DUMB ALPHABET DEAF & DUMB ALPHABET

DEAF & DUMB ALPHABET DEAF & DUMB ALPHABET
The deaf and dumb sign language alphabet, as defined by the Royal National Institute for the Deaf, Britain. Date: 1960s

Background imageLanguage Collection: Shakespeare quotes illustrated - the language of her body

Shakespeare quotes illustrated - the language of her body
Shakespeare quotes illustrated: " Theres language in her eye, her cheek, her lip - nay, her foot speaks" (" And this is the woman I have married" )

Background imageLanguage Collection: Dr Paul Broca, French physician

Dr Paul Broca, French physician
Dr Paul Broca (1824-1880), French physician, anatomist and anthropologist, researcher on the area of the brain that deals with language. Date: circa 1850s

Background imageLanguage Collection: Ottoman Empire. Turkish books

Ottoman Empire. Turkish books. Engraving by Lemaitre. Historia de Turquia by Joseph Marie Jouannin (1783-1844) and Jules Van Gaver, 1840

Background imageLanguage Collection: Advert for Imperial Leather Soap, featuring a Louis XV Vernis Martin fan once owned by Catherine

Advert for Imperial Leather Soap, featuring a Louis XV Vernis Martin fan once owned by Catherine the Great. Date: 1954

Background imageLanguage Collection: Gravestone of Benjamin, son of Mordecai. From the Jewish Com

Gravestone of Benjamin, son of Mordecai. From the Jewish Com
Gravestone of Benjamin, son of Mordecai. 1284. From the Jewish Community Cemetery Spandau, near Berlin. Sandstone. German Historical Museum. Berlin. Germany

Background imageLanguage Collection: Egyptian art. Fragment of a papyrus with hieroglyphic writin

Egyptian art. Fragment of a papyrus with hieroglyphic writing. Egyptian Museum of Turin. Italy

Background imageLanguage Collection: Stela with Oscan inscription. 300-100 BC

Stela with Oscan inscription. 300-100 BC
Stela with Oscan inscription. Fragment located in the inner arch of Nola Gate. Pompeii, Italy. The inscription say: Vibius Popidius

Background imageLanguage Collection: Boundary-marker in Oscan language. 300-100 BC

Boundary-marker in Oscan language. 300-100 BC
Boundary-marker with Oscan inscription. Used to mark the confines of sacred area. Decorated with reliefs depicting helmeted goddess Athena and a boar. Terracotta. 300-100 BC. From a tomb near Capua

Background imageLanguage Collection: Spanish Civil War poster, Juan Negrin

Spanish Civil War poster, Juan Negrin
Spanish Civil War poster in the Catalan language. Companys -- I could not live without freedom. Juan Negrin -- The intimate root of Catalunya is nourished by liberal substances. Date: circa 1938

Background imageLanguage Collection: Russian schoolchildren

Russian schoolchildren in neckerchiefs sit at desks writing while their teacher stands amongst them reading from a book. They are possibly learning English as part of the British-Soviet Friendship

Background imageLanguage Collection: People of the Andaman Islands

People of the Andaman Islands, pictures with a European Anthropologist. The natives photographed used to speak a language that was called Bo

Background imageLanguage Collection: The art of pleasing in conversation - treatise by Ortigues de Vannoniere of Paris ; title page

The art of pleasing in conversation - treatise by Ortigues de Vannoniere of Paris ; title page Date: 1695



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