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Languages Collection (#2)

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

Background imageLanguages Collection: Languages

Languages. Poster promoting occupations in the field of languages, such as language teacher, translator, reporter on foreign language journal, and librarian in foreign department

Background imageLanguages Collection: Russians - Japanese translations of barbaric languages

Russians - Japanese translations of barbaric languages. Japanese print shows two Russian soldiers talking; includes text of Japanese translation. Date ca. 1863

Background imageLanguages Collection: Americans - Japanese translations of barbaric languages

Americans - Japanese translations of barbaric languages. Japanese print shows an American couple conversing; includes text of Japanese translation. Date 1863

Background imageLanguages Collection: European Gentleman in India learning Arabic

European Gentleman in India learning Arabic
An European Gentleman with his Moonshee, or Native Professor of Languages. (plate 1 of 20) Date: 1813

Background imageLanguages Collection: Esperanto Club Members

Esperanto Club Members
ESPERANTO : members of the Hamburg Esperanto Club pose for their group portrait, holding an Esperanto newspaper and other documents Date: circa 1900

Background imageLanguages Collection: Sir Richard Francis Burton disguised as a Pathan, c. 1853

Sir Richard Francis Burton disguised as a Pathan, c. 1853
Engraving of Sir Richard Francis Burton (1821-1890), the English explorer, linguist and diplomat, disguised as a Pathan, c.1853

Background imageLanguages Collection: Barth / Africa / Musgu

Barth / Africa / Musgu
Interior of a Musgu dwelling: Dr Heinrich Barth crossed the Sahara from Tripoli, through the Chad basin to Timbuktu, where he did work on the languages and ethnography. Date: 1851

Background imageLanguages Collection: Barth / Africa / Encampment

Barth / Africa / Encampment
Encampment in the forest: Dr Heinrich Barth crossed the Sahara from Tripoli, through the Chad basin to Timbuktu, where he did work on the languages and ethnography

Background imageLanguages Collection: KLAPROTH (1743 - 1817)

KLAPROTH (1743 - 1817)
MARTIN HEINRICH KLAPROTH German chemist. Discovered uranium in 1789. Spent his later years studying Asiatic languages

Background imageLanguages Collection: Braille Library

Braille Library
Reserve Braille library stock in the Paris, France headquarters, from which books are shipped in six languages to forty countries

Background imageLanguages Collection: GREAT SAGE

GREAT SAGE
The great sage Douban is versed in the wisdom of the philosophers, and also acquainted with languages, astrology and medicine

Background imageLanguages Collection: Poster 3rd International

Poster 3rd International
Suitably international (five languages) poster for the THIRD INTERNATIONAL

Background imageLanguages Collection: Ivan Meshchaninov

Ivan Meshchaninov
IVAN MESHCHANINOV Russian linguist, who studied the 150-or-so extant languages of the USSR, as well as the ancient languages of southern Russia

Background imageLanguages Collection: Languages at Westminster

Languages at Westminster
The modern languages classroon at Westminster, with the boys learning from an early wax cyclinder gramophone

Background imageLanguages Collection: Clelia Borromeo-Grillo

Clelia Borromeo-Grillo
CLELIA BORROMEO-GRILLO wife of conte Giovanni Borromeo, proficient in seven languages, knowledgeable in mathematics and mechanics, had an academy in her own palace



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