Europeana Top Five – July 2012
Discover some of the most popular content on Europeana in this new monthly feature, highlighting the top five most-viewed public domain and Creative Commons (CC) licensed content from the past month. We dug through our records to give you an insight into what people were looking at on Europeana in July.
This month’s list features items from the Europeana 1914-1918 collection days, including a hand-written postcard from Adolf Hitler and a Bible embedded with shrapnel that saved the life of a young solider.
Until next month, enjoy…
The Illuminated Sketchbook of Stephan Schriber
A manuscript belonging to a 15th century monk working in South-West Germany, where ideas and layouts for illuminated manuscripts were tried out and skills developed. - (Public Domain)
Devout Christian Kurt Geiler never went anywhere without his Bible – and that faith paid off in 1917 when the precious leather-bound book saved his life. Image courtesy of Europeana 1914 – 1918 – (CC-BY-SA)
Life of the prelates of Poland Grand Duchy of Lithuania
A prelate is a senior clergyman and dignitary. This text dates from 1763. – (Public Domain)
Postcard from Adolf Hitler to Karl Lanzhammer, Dec 1916
The Europeana 1914-1918 roadshow in Munich revealed what at first sight appears to be just one of many postcards sent by soldiers in the field. The postcard, ‘Greetings from Nuremberg’, describes the sender’s recent trip to the dentist and his desire to go back to the front line. That soldier was Adolf Hitler, writing to his comrade Karl Lanzhammer in December 1916. Image courtesy of Europeana 1914 – 1918 – (CC-BY-SA)
Parnassius epaphus Oberthur, 1879
From the Global Butterfly Information System. The aim of the GART project is to provide access to general information about butterflies on the basis of a global taxonomic catalogue. Image courtesy of Global Butterfly Information System (GloBIS) – (CC BY-NC-ND)