Monthly Archives: July 2016

Comparing the past and the present: a room full of hypocaust pillars

This is an image from the Institute of Archaeology’s lantern slide collection of the Roman Villa at Chedworth, Gloucestershire. This lantern slide was made and sold by local commercial photographer Henry Taunt. Taunt (1842-1922) mainly photographed in Oxfordshire and the Thames Valley, and was a pioneer in both landscape and archaeological photography. HEIRtagger Martin Rush […]

A brief visual history of…

…the public convenience at York’s Bootham Bar. When most people look at images like  this one: …they see the towers of the fine cathedral at York, the impressive gate of the medieval city wall, or maybe their eye is caught by the posters advertising an ‘overcoat depot’ or the ‘York Herald – Daily’. HEIRtaggers are […]