Monthly Archives: May 2016

One hillfort found, one still a mystery…

We’ve added some new photographic negatives to the HEIR collection. The negatives came from an envelope marked ‘O.G.S. Crawford’, but there was no further information about when or where the pictures were taken, though we think they date to the 1920s. The images included these two views of hillforts: Exhibit A – you can see […]

Seeing Double? A Lantern Slide Mystery Solved

One of the benefits of digitising separate lantern slide collections and placing them all on one searchable database is that it makes it very easy to spot duplicate images. Looking through our HEIR image database (heir.arch.ox.ac.uk), we discovered two almost identical photographs of Istanbul, one from the Department for the History of Art, and one from the […]