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This image is one of the select catalog clippings from the Contini-Volterra Photographic Archive that is in color, as opposed to black and white. The clipping depicts a 14th century Italian altarpiece with the Madonna and Christ child enthroned in…

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Compact one-volume Bibles were a thirteenth-century Parisian specialty, crafted to answer the needs of clerics, monks, and students. Paris was the place to study theology in the Middle Ages. This leaf is from a fine Paris Bible that was used by a…

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This leaf from a Bible made in Paris in the mid 13th century has the end of the Prologue to the Old Testament Book of Isaiah and the beginning of the Book of Isaiah itself. The initial V for the opening words of the book, “Visio Isaiae” (“The vision…

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This early manuscript serves as a manual for the treatment of a wide variety of ailments. Here, for example is a remedy for an earache (dolor de oído). The suggested mixtures often involve the use of herbs and body parts of a remarkable selection of…

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A Memo from John Seigenthaler to Ben Cantrell and William Farmer about Jimmy Hoffa. 54 pages in all.

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This agate Mesopotamian signature seal of two lions attacking a deer was created about 600 B.C.E. It has a hole drilled through its length so that it could be worn on a string or pin. These types of seals are often engraved with a design so that when…

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In the early 1930s, Count Alessandro Contini-Bonacossi began assembling a massive photograph collection of European art to guide him in building his growing art collection. A series of art historians helped organize the photograph collection,…

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A passport created for Tomas Cipriano de Mosquera.

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In 1969, History of Art Professor Hamilton Hazelhurst was contacted by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation about the availability of an extensive photograph collection of European art objects spanning nine centuries. In October 1969, the Contini-Volterra…

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John Wesley (1703-1791) was an Anglican theologian who is credited with helping to found the evangelical movement called Methodism. These scraps of fabric are said to be from the bed on which John Wesley died. After Wesley’s death, personal items,…
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