Fashion Collections at the NLS

  Vogue The Covers HB6.218.6.89, 100 Years of Fashion  PB6.212.838/10, Behind The Runway HB6.217.2.36 The General Collections available at the National Library of Scotland (NLS) cover a diverse range of topics from Mountaineering to Music. You can find help and information to set up a business, indulge a passion, learn a new skill or delve into […]

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Sun-pictures and beyond

Scotland and the photographically illustrated book 1845-1900 In October 1844 Henry Talbot, the inventor of the calotype negative (Talbotype) process of photography travelled to Scotland along with Nicolaas Henneman, his former valet who was now running his own Talbotype establishment in Reading. Talbot, with the aid of Henneman, was planning to take photographs to illustrate […]

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Lost worlds: ruins of the Americas

(Photo credit: Antique Collectors’ Club, ACC Editions. Image above shows a black and white photograph of Machu Picchu with the title of the book, Lost worlds: ruins of the Americas)   Lost Worlds explores the most distinctive sites in Mexico, Central America, South America and the Caribbean. This stunning publication represents the culmination of a three-year […]

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