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My Harvest Home

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John Glover is considered to be one of the best Australian landscape painters of the early colonial period. He painted My Harvest Home in 1835 and it depicts Patterdale Farm in northern Tasmania, the farm Glover established in 1832 through a land grant from the Tasmanian Government. Historian Jeanette Hoon argues that this painting not only celebrates the Tasmanian harvest, and Glover... Read More »

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National Museum of African Art

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This site showcases an incredible collection of artwork from across the African continent, including more than 1,500 ancient artifacts, pieces collected in the colonial era, photographs, textiles, and works by modern African artists.

Native Going to Fish with a Torch and Flambeaux

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This image is from the Watling Collection, a collection of 512 numbered drawings depicting natural history and ethnographic subjects from eighteenth-century Australia. Thomas Watling, an artist from Dumfries, Scotland, created a large portion of the collection. Some of the collection's images are by at least one other artist or artists known as the Port Jackson Painter. Watling was a part of... Read More »

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New York Public Library Digital Collections

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The NYPL Digital Collection provides access to over 755,000 images digitized from primary sources and printed rarities, including illuminated manuscripts, vintage posters, illustrated books, and printed ephemera.

Oath of the New Horaces

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Social discrimination against old regime elites continued in this parody of a famous painting prior to the French Revolution, The Oath of the Horatii, by Jacques–Louis David which focused on the courage of three brothers who thrust their arms bravely forward to signal their willingness to sacrifice themselves for their country. In this image, three officers recruited from the nobility... Read More »

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Online Museum Educational Resources in Asian Art

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The OMuERAA connects with more than one hundred museums, making a rich array of educational materials available to students and instructors 
Persepolis - Apadana of Darius (ca. 520 B.C.) - Detail of the middle register of the left side of the eastern stairway, showing foreigners bringing tribute.

Oriental Institute Museum Photographic Archives

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These photographs are invaluable sources for teachers who wish to illustrate lessons about the ancient civilizations of the Middle East or discussions about archeological research.
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Paleolithic Finger Flutings Cave Drawing

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This image from Chamber A1 of Rouffignac Cave was created by a young girl we posit to be between four and five years old from her height and the places in the cave where she has chosen to make her flutings. She was part of a group of people who visited the cave during the Upper Paleolithic Period (sometime between 20,000 and 11,000 years ago). It seemed she was part of a group which included 8... Read More »

People under the Old Regime

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This image shows "the people" as a chained and blindfolded man being crushed under the weight of the rich, including both clergy and nobility. Such a perspective on the period before 1789 purposely exaggerates social divisions and would have found few proponents before the French Revolution, but the image does reveal the social clash felt so intensely by the revolutionaries.

Image of the front of Aegina, Temple of Aphaia by Maria Daniels.  It shows the ruins of a Greek temple with the remaining columns standing.

Perseus Digital Library

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Perseus is a valuable resource for more general studies of history and historical methods both for the range of information it presents and for the tools it provides.

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