Points of View: Capturing the 19th Century in Photographs
The British Library has a spectacular online and physical exhibit of photographs of the 1800s made available here. The website has a minute-long video introduction to the exhibit that starts upon arriving at the homepage. Visitors can "view exhibition online" by clicking on the entitled link near the bottom of the page. The exhibition is divided into eight themes of 19th-century life, such as "Art", "Portraits", "Science", and "Travel". The "Learning" link on the far right hand side of any page, leads to the ten workshops available to students age seven to secondary and higher education, as well as further education and ESOL. Pre-visit and post-visit activities are included in the details of each workshop, so the students can get the most out of the activities. A "Points of View Blog" about the exhibit can be found in the link on the right hand side of the video introduction. One entry compares photographs of buildings from the 1800s and now. Another entry further down in the blog has video demonstrations of two different photographic processes. [KMG]
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