Month: September 2019

GIF IT UP 2019 – your favourite GIF-making competition is back!

Join us in gif-making fun by creatively reusing digitised cultural heritage material before 31 October!

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young girl working in a mill

Children in the machine: Lewis Hine’s photography and child labour reform

Pioneering photographer Lewis Hine‘s images of industry and labour led to reform and changing laws.

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‘A woman’s work is never done’: women’s working history in Europe

Long before the home office was invented, working at home was already commonplace for one group within society: women.

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aerial view of a river in which timber logs are floating

Taming the rivers: log driving in Sweden and Finland

In the 19th century, the forest industry in northern Europe started to grow steadily. Log driving – a cheap and fast way to transport logs – was critical in meeting the growing demand throughout Europe for sawn wood and square-cut timber.

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Optical innovation: how the Petzval lens revolutionised portrait photography

Mathematician, engineer and inventor Joseph Maximilian Petzval is best known for his contribution to modern photography.

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underground tunnel with green lighting

Going underground: the rise of Europe’s metro railways

Underground mass transit eased the pressures of rapid population growth, urban expansion and traffic congestion in major European cities during the first half of the 19th century.

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men and women working in a factory office

Europe at Work: explore industrial heritage and share your story of working life

Europeana’s new season, ‘Europe at Work’, brings stories of our personal working lives together with archive material on industrial and labour-related heritage.

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‘In the Album of a Girl’: a Dutch Poet Laureate writes a poem in an album amicorum

How would you like having a poem composed especially for your friendship album? This is what happened to Elizabeth Adriana Staats (1823-1896). 

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