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Background imageLanguages Collection: Sir Richard Francis Burton (1821-1890)

Sir Richard Francis Burton (1821-1890)
Photograph of Sir Richard Francis Burton, the English explorer, linguist and diplomat. A master of up to 30 languages, Burton made a pilgrimage to Mecca disguised as a Pathan in 1853

Background imageLanguages 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 imageLanguages 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 imageLanguages Collection: Richard Robert Jones

Richard Robert Jones
RICHARD ROBERTS JONES (aka Dic Aberdaron, from his home town) Welsh traveler and linguist, spoke 14 languages ancient and modern

Background imageLanguages Collection: Esperanto Stamp

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

Background imageLanguages Collection: The Zulu war. Fort Bengough. Church Parade of officers and n

The Zulu war. Fort Bengough. Church Parade of officers and n
British army ranks were substantially swelled by the NNC during the Zulu wars; their local knowledge of terrain and languages were invaluable

Background imageLanguages 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 imageLanguages Collection: Comic postcard, Two large women at the seaside (in Dutch and German

Comic postcard, Two large women at the seaside (in Dutch and German) - The view here is ideal and we like it immensely! Date: 20th century

Background imageLanguages Collection: Comic postcard, Woman on holiday, then home again - Make the most of it

Comic postcard, Woman on holiday, then home again - Make the most of it (in English and French) Date: 20th century

Background imageLanguages Collection: Comic postcard, Little girl with letter on the beach (in English and French) Date

Comic postcard, Little girl with letter on the beach (in English and French) Date: 20th century

Background imageLanguages Collection: Kola Dancers. India

Kola Dancers. India
Vintage 19th century photograph: Kola tribal dancers, Munda-speaking peoples, NE India

Background imageLanguages Collection: The Trenches of Death Museum by the River Izjer, Dixmuide

The Trenches of Death Museum by the River Izjer, Dixmuide
The Trenches of Death formed a Belgian defensive line along the west bank of the River Izjer which was pivotal in preventing the Germans breaking through to the Channel Ports

Background imageLanguages Collection: Gabled houses from the Interregnum (1650s)

Gabled houses from the Interregnum (1650s) on Winchester Street, London Wall, 1804. Characters on the right pavement include Professor of Languages Count John Theodora de Verdion with umbrella

Background imageLanguages Collection: Poster, Get your grip on the Nip, WW2

Poster, Get your grip on the Nip, WW2. 1940s

Background imageLanguages Collection: Poster, Get in first with your burst, WW2

Poster, Get in first with your burst, WW2. 1940s

Background imageLanguages Collection: Poster, One bullet one Jap, WW2

Poster, One bullet one Jap, WW2. 1940s

Background imageLanguages Collection: Poster, Blast them out, WW2

Poster, Blast them out, WW2. 1940s

Background imageLanguages Collection: Poster, That which they started we will finish, WW2

Poster, That which they started we will finish, WW2. 1940s

Background imageLanguages Collection: EISTEDDFOD, WALES 1955

EISTEDDFOD, WALES 1955
The Bardic Procession at the National Eisteddfod of Wales, at Ystradgynlas, Breconshire. The Eisteddfodau were established to encourage Welsh music, customs, languages etc. Date: 1955

Background imageLanguages Collection: BARTH / AFRICA / LAKE CHAD

BARTH / AFRICA / LAKE CHAD
Herd of elephants, Lake Chad: Dr Heinrich Barth crossed the Sahara from Tripoli, through the Chad basin to Timbuktu, where he did work on the languages and ethnography. Date: September 1851

Background imageLanguages Collection: Helsingeland runic alphabet

Helsingeland runic alphabet
Scandinavia. Helsingeland runic alphabet

Background imageLanguages Collection: Sign in four languages, Berlin Wall, Berlin, Germany

Sign in four languages, Berlin Wall, Berlin, Germany
Sign in four languages near the Berlin Wall, Berlin, Germany -- You are leaving the American Sector. Date: 1960s

Background imageLanguages Collection: The Rosetta Stone

The Rosetta Stone. Fragment of a black granite stele with an inscription in different languages A?a?A?a?of a decree of Ptolemy V Epiphanes king. Ptolemaic era. 196 BC

Background imageLanguages Collection: The Rosetta Stone. Hieroglyphic scripture

The Rosetta Stone. Hieroglyphic scripture
The Rosetta Stone. Fragment of a black granite stele with an inscription in different languages A?a?A?a?of a decree of Ptolemy V Epiphanes king. Hieroglyphic scripture. Detail. Ptolemaic era. 196 BC

Background imageLanguages Collection: The Rosetta Stone. Demotic scripture

The Rosetta Stone. Demotic scripture
The Rosetta Stone. Fragment of a black granite stele with an inscription in different languages A?a?A?a?of a decree of Ptolemy V Epiphanes king. Ptolemaic era. 196 BC. Detail. Demotic scripture

Background imageLanguages Collection: Plastic card, Dollar Savings Bank, New York City, USA

Plastic card, Dollar Savings Bank, New York City, USA
Plastic card, Dollar Savings Bank, Third Avenue near 148th Street, New York City, USA -- one one side a calendar for the year, on the reverse details of opening times and services offered. Date: 1916

Background imageLanguages Collection: Italiy. Venice. Saint Marks Basilica. Construction of the t

Italiy. Venice. Saint Marks Basilica. Construction of the t
Italiy. Venice. Saint Marks Basilica. North vault. Construction of the tower of Babel. Mosaic of the 13th century

Background imageLanguages Collection: Viking Age. Asferg. 1000 AD. Runestone. Dedication to a dec

Viking Age. Asferg. 1000 AD. Runestone. Dedication to a dec
Art. Metal Age. Germanic. Viking Age. Northern Europe. Asferg. 1000 AD. Runestone. Dedication to a deceased man. Thorger Tokes son raised this stone in memory of Mule, his brother, a very good begn

Background imageLanguages Collection: Viking Age. Runestone. Dedicated to their ancestors. Nationa

Viking Age. Runestone. Dedicated to their ancestors. Nationa
Art. Germanic. Viking Age. Northern Europe. Runestone. Dedicated to their ancestors. National Museum of Denmark

Background imageLanguages Collection: Viking Age. Runestones. Dedicated to their ancestors. Nation

Viking Age. Runestones. Dedicated to their ancestors. Nation
Art. Germanic. Viking Age. Northern Europe. Runestones. Dedicated to their ancestors. National Museum of Denmark

Background imageLanguages Collection: The Rosetta Stone. Greek scripture

The Rosetta Stone. Greek scripture
The Rosetta Stone. Fragment of a black granite stele with an inscription in different languages A?a?A?a?of a decree of Ptolemy V Epiphanes king. Greek scripture. Detail. Ptolemaic era. 196 BC

Background imageLanguages Collection: The Rosetta Stone. Hieroglyphical and demotic scripture

The Rosetta Stone. Hieroglyphical and demotic scripture
The Rosetta Stone. Fragment of a black granite stele with an inscription in different languages A?a?A?a?of a decree of Ptolemy V Epiphanes. Ptolemaic era. 196 BC

Background imageLanguages Collection: The Rosetta Stone. Hieroglyphical scripture

The Rosetta Stone. Hieroglyphical scripture
The Rosetta Stone. Fragment of a black granite stele with an inscription in different languages A?a?A?a?of a decree of Ptolemy V Epiphanes king. Ptolemaic era. 196 BC. Detail

Background imageLanguages Collection: The Rosetta Stone. Demotic and Greek scripture

The Rosetta Stone. Demotic and Greek scripture
The Rosetta Stone. Fragment of a black granite stele with an inscription in different languages A?a?A?a?of a decree of Ptolemy V Epiphanes king. Ptolemaic era. 196 BC. Demotic and Greek scripture

Background imageLanguages Collection: The postal censorship: deciphering languages

The postal censorship: deciphering languages
Page showing a series of photos depicting some medals intercepted from Germany, as well as letters marked as photographs which contained rubber and leather instead

Background imageLanguages Collection: Thomas Erpenius

Thomas Erpenius
THOMAS ERPENIUS Dutch scholar of Arabic languages Date: 1584 - 1624

Background imageLanguages Collection: Bartholomaeus Elsner

Bartholomaeus Elsner
BARTHOLOMAEUS ELSNER German churchman and scholar of oriental languages. Date: 1599 - 1648?

Background imageLanguages Collection: Three Interpreters

Three Interpreters
Men of many words: These three Belgian exhibition guides have helped hundreds of visitors at the Liege Exhibition, being able to speak seven languages! Date: 1930

Background imageLanguages Collection: W, M Carey (Brocas)

W, M Carey (Brocas)
WILLIAM CAREY - English Orientalist and Missionary. Also translated the scriptures into a number of Indian languages. Date: 1761 - 1834

Background imageLanguages Collection: Volapuk Mocked

Volapuk Mocked
VOLAPUK The universal language which is spoken by nobody ! Date: 1894

Background imageLanguages Collection: Institution of Languages

Institution of Languages
The institution of languages an allegorical impression Date: 1512

Background imageLanguages Collection: Illustration, The Three Languages

Illustration, The Three Languages -- On his way he passed a swamp, and listened to the croaking of the Frogs. Date: 1909

Background imageLanguages Collection: Queues for Esperanto courses in Russia

Queues for Esperanto courses in Russia
A large group men and women queue next to a desk where they can enrol in courses to learn Esperanto. Date: Late 19th Century

Background imageLanguages Collection: Jan Leusden

Jan Leusden
JAN LEUSDEN Dutch scholar, professor of philosophy and sacred languages. Date: 1624 - 1699

Background imageLanguages Collection: Constantine L empereur

Constantine L empereur
CONSTANTINE L EMPEREUR Dutch scholar of oriental languages at Louvain. Date: 1570 - 1648

Background imageLanguages Collection: Matthaus Hiller

Matthaus Hiller
MATTHAUS HILLER German churchman and scholar of Greek and oriental languages, professor at Tubingen Academy. Date: 1646 - 1725

Background imageLanguages Collection: MILTON, John (1608-1674). British poet. Illustration

MILTON, John (1608-1674). British poet. Illustration depicting John Milton between Greek and Latin languages (18th c.). Etching

Background imageLanguages Collection: GILII, Filippo Salvatore (1721 - 1789). Italian

GILII, Filippo Salvatore (1721 - 1789). Italian
" GILII, Filippo Salvatore (1721 - 1789). Italian Jesuit priest and linguist who lived in Nueva Granada (Venezuela) on the Orinoco. He studied the nature of languages



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