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Recent Discoveries from the Archive

We have new photography arriving all the time, as well as older collections, some of which have hardly been touched since we received them. Our teams are working hard to conserve, document and make all of this material more accessible. As we work through them, we can't resist sharing with you some of the great images we come across.

Recent Discoveries May-June 2017

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  • Colour illustration showing a georgian style mansion.
  • Black and white archive photograph showing a diesel locomotive pulling a passenger train.
  • Black and white archive photograph showing crowds of people at an event.
  • Black and white archive photograph showing two women standing on a sloping street with circular containers balanced on their heads.
  • Colour aerial photograph of a large country house with formal gardens and parkland.
  • Colour aerial photograph of a circular building in the sea.
  • Colour aerial photograph of a seaside resort.
  • Colour aerial photograph of a blue roller-coaster ride between a road and a beach.
  • Colour aerial photograph of an urban seafront with a pier and beach.
  • Colour aerial photograph of town houses facing onto a rectangular green leading into an open crescent.
  • Colour aerial photograph of a square enclosure with a lodge built into one side.
  • Colour aerial photograph of the houses of parliament with the river beyond.
  • Colour aerial photograph showing a small estate of uniform housing.
  • Colour aerial photograph of football stadium with construction works for a larger stadium extending from one end.
  • Colour photograph showing a double door entrance in the curved corner of a building.
  • Colour photograph of a large mural by a carpark.
  • Black and white archive photograph showing a four storey theatre building on a street corner.
  • Black and white archive photograph showing two young girls sitting beside a roadside cross.
  • Colour photograph of a distant country house with formal gardens in the foreground.
  • Colour photograph showing a stone municipal building with a cupola.

March-April 2017 Recent Discoveries Image Gallery

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  • archive watercolour painting showing a street scene around a standing cross with a market shelter surrounding it.
  • archive black and white photograph of a man and woman standing on a trestle mounted on stepladders in front of a medieval arched doorway.
  • archive black and white photograph showing a biplane with floats in the sea close to a beach with onlookers paddling nearby.
  • archive black and white photograph showing a steamer, sailing vessels and a butty moored on both sides of a narrow harbour or inlet.
  • archive black and white photograph showing a domed cathedral, a tall timber tower and a number of fanciful flying machiunes in the sky.
  • archive black and white photograph showing a two-masted sailing vessel at sea.
  • archive black and white photograph of a street with a spread of people in Victorian-style costume  looking towards the camera.
  • archive black and white photograph showing a group of people riding an open-topped steamer through a river lock, with onlookers on the bank.
  • archive black and white photograph showing a rifle range with two prone boys or young men in military uniform aiming rifles at targets.
  • colour aerial photograph showing an urban lanscape with a series of curved low-rise blocks in the foreground.
  • colour aerial photograph showing a brick built stately home including parts of a stone built castle set in parkland
  • colour aerial photograph showing an elevated circular building linked by a raised walkway to a large rectangular industrial building
  • colour aerial photograph of a castle set in parkland.
  • colour aerial photograph showing a coastal town with a pier set around a sandy bay.
  • colour aerial photograph showing the strong shadows cast by banks and ditches on one side of the castle, with trees surrounding the remaining sides.
  • colour aerial photograph showing flood defences across a river.
  • colour aerial photograph showing ferries entering and leaving a large harbour with white cliffs in the background.
  • colour aerial photograph showing at least six circular mounds set in rough moorland.
  • colour aerial photograph showing a series of rectangular ditched and walled enclosures, one side of which is cut away by a watercourse and railway.
  • colour photograph showing a painted mural of David Bowie surrounded by a mound of bunches of flowers, cards and other offerings.
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