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The 16th century begins with the Julian year 1501 and ends with either the Julian or the Gregorian year 1600 (depending on the reckoning used; the Gregorian calendar introduced a lapse of 10 days in October 1582). The term is often used to refer to the 1500s, the century between January 1, 1500 and December 31, 1599.

The 16th century is regarded by historians as the century in which the rise of Western civilization and the Age of the Islamic Gunpowders occurred. During the 16th century, Mauritius was introduced on maps, Spain and Portugal explored the Indian Ocean and opened worldwide oceanic trade routes, and Vasco da Gama was given permission by the Indian Sultans to settle in the wealthy Bengal Sultanate. Large parts of the New World became Spanish and Portuguese colonies, and while the Portuguese became the masters of Asia's and Africa's Indian Ocean trade, the Spanish opened trade across the Pacific Ocean, linking the Americas with India.

This era of colonialism established mercantilism as the leading school of economic thought, where the economic system was viewed as a zero-sum game in which any gain by one party required a loss by another. The mercantilist doctrine encouraged the many intra-European wars of the period and arguably fueled European expansion and imperialism throughout the world until the 19th century or early 20th century.

The Protestant Reformation gave a major blow to the authority of the papacy and the Catholic Church. European politics became dominated by religious conflicts, with the groundwork for the epochal Thirty Years' War being laid towards the end of the century. In Italy, various contributions made by renaissance leading figures led to the foundation of important subjects which include accounting and political science. Galileo Galilei invented the first thermometer and made substantial contributions in the field of Scientific Revolution. In England, the British-Italian Alberico Gentili wrote the first book on public international law and divided secularism from canon law and Catholic theology.

In the Middle East, the Ottoman Empire continued to expand, with the Sultan taking the title of Caliph, while dealing with a resurgent Persia. Iran and Iraq were caught by major popularity of the Shiite sect of Islam under the rule of the Safavid dynasty of warrior-mystics, providing grounds for a Persia independent of the majority-Sunni Muslim world.

In the Indian subcontinent, following the defeat of the Delhi Sultanate, new powers emerged, the Suri Empire founded by Sher Shah Suri and the Mughal Empire by Babur, a direct descendant of Timur and Genghis Khan. His successors Humayun and Akbar, enlarged the empire to include most of South Asia. The empire developed a strong and stable economy in the world, leading to commercial expansion and greater patronage of culture, which significantly influenced the course of Indian history.

China evacuated the coastal areas, because of Japanese piracy. Japan was suffering a severe civil war at the time, known as the Sengoku period.

Copernicus proposed the heliocentric universe, which was met with strong resistance, and Tycho Brahe refuted the theory of celestial spheres through observational measurement of the 1572 appearance of a Milky Way supernova. These events directly challenged the long-held notion of an immutable universe supported by Ptolemy and Aristotle, and led to major revolutions in astronomy and science.

16th century Media

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Tartariae sive Magni Chami Regni tÿpus., Abraham Ortelius

Tartariae sive Magni Chami Regni tÿpus., Abraham Ortelius

Covers northern Asia. Relief shown pictorially. From Abraham Ortelius's atlas: Theatrvm Orbis Terrarvm, 1603 ed. Hand col. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes tex... More

[Villa Lante, Bagnaia, Lazio, Italy. Stairway]

[Villa Lante, Bagnaia, Lazio, Italy. Stairway]

Site History. House Architecture: Giacomo (Jacopo) Barozzi da Vignola, 1568-1600. Landscape: Giacomo (Jacopo) Barozzi da Vignola. Also, Carlo Maderno, 1568-1600 and Tomaso Ghinucci, fontaniere. Associated Name:... More

[Villa Lante, Bagnaia, Lazio, Italy. Loggia of the Muses, upper court]

[Villa Lante, Bagnaia, Lazio, Italy. Loggia of the Muses, upper court]

Site History. House Architecture: Giacomo (Jacopo) Barozzi da Vignola, 1568-1600. Landscape: Giacomo (Jacopo) Barozzi da Vignola and Carlo Maderno, 1568-1600. Also: Tomaso Ghinucci, fontaniere. Associated Name:... More

Haerlem (Haarlem), 16th century

Haerlem (Haarlem), 16th century

Flemish (artist nationality) painter, engraver, etcher, and publisher (artist role) Recto: bottom center: (within image) HAERLEM. ; bottom center: (beneath image, but within plate, in German) 13. Nachdem sich H... More

Sinai. Wilderness of Sin. Exodus 16:1

Sinai. Wilderness of Sin. Exodus 16:1

Title from: Matson color slides and filmstrips of Bible Lands ... , the Matson Photo Service. Photograph taken from Sinai's western coast on the Gulf of Suez at one of the coastal or inland plains(?), possibly ... More

Sinai, 16th century Egypt

Sinai, 16th century Egypt

Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor, the Matson Photo Service. Title from negative sleeve. On guide card: Sinai, see p. 437-462. Photograph taken from an oasis on a key caravan... More

To Sinai by car. The Mitla pass looking east from the plain

To Sinai by car. The Mitla pass looking east from the plain

Title from: Catalogue of photographs & lantern slides ... [1936?]. Date from Matson LOT cards. Photograph taken from Darb El Hagg (Mitla Pass) in the vicinity of Wadi El Hagg, looking east and showing the plate... More

To Sinai by car. Ain Kadeis. One of the small sources

To Sinai by car. Ain Kadeis. One of the small sources

Title from: Catalogue of photographs & lantern slides ... [1936?]. Date from Matson LOT cards. Photograph taken in the vicinity of the water spring of Ain Qideis, and showing the mainstream of Wadi Qideis in th... More

Sinai. Jebel Tahuneh in Wady Feiran

Sinai. Jebel Tahuneh in Wady Feiran

Photograph taken from Wadi Feiran (Biblical Rephidim) at the junction with Wadi A'liyat and to the north of Tell El Mahrad, where the palm grove becomes sparse at the eastern edge of Feiran Oasis, looking north... More

Circus Maximus, 16th century

Circus Maximus, 16th century

from a book by Onofrio Panvinio, historian and archeologist, 1529-1568, published posthumously (artist notes) Unknown (artist nationality) Recto: top edge: (beneath moat, in Latin) POMPAE · CIRCENSIS · A · PRIS... More

To Sinai via the Red Sea, Tor, and Wady Hebran. Bedouin woman with all her finery

To Sinai via the Red Sea, Tor, and Wady Hebran. Bedouin woman with all...

Title from: Catalogue of photographs & lantern slides ... [1936?]. Caption on negative: Bedouin. On negative sleeve: 06623, Matson call # 862. Date from Matson LOT cards. Photograph shows a winter Bedouin encam... More

Orange. Arc de Triomphe Romain view, photochrome print postcard.

Orange. Arc de Triomphe Romain view, photochrome print postcard.

Title from item. Title in Detroit Publishing Co., Catalogue J foreign section, Detroit, Mich. : Detroit Publishing Company, 1905: "France. Orange. Roman Theatre. Arch built in 16th Century." Print no. "6718. P.... More

To Sinai via the desert. Scene in Wady Feiran

To Sinai via the desert. Scene in Wady Feiran

Photograph taken from Wadi Feiran (Biblical Rephidim) somewhere to the east of the vicinity of Tell El Mahrad and the junction with Wadi A'liyat (?), where a the palm grove is less dense in that section than ot... More

To Sinai via the desert. Jebel Serbal from Wady Feiran

To Sinai via the desert. Jebel Serbal from Wady Feiran

Photograph taken from Wadi Feiran (Biblical Rephidim) downstream area to the west of the dense palm grove of Feiran Oasis, somewhere in the vicinity of the close localities of El Hswa, El Khataten, El Mgrahein ... More

To Sinai via the desert. El-Medawa summit of Jebel Serbal

To Sinai via the desert. El-Medawa summit of Jebel Serbal

Photograph taken from the crown-shape summit of Gebel Serbal (El Madhawwa). (Source: A. Shams, Sinai Peninsula Research, 2018) Wadi El Sheikh and Wadi Feiran (Biblical Rephidim of Amalek) were the upland sectio... More

Sinai, 16th century Egypt

Sinai, 16th century Egypt

Title from negative sleeve. Photograph taken from Sinai's western coast on the Gulf of Suez at one of the coastal or inland plains(?), possibly El Raha Plain (Ahtha) the north most coastal plain or El Hbeg Plai... More

In the Sinai, 16th century

In the Sinai, 16th century

Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor, the Matson Photo Service. Title from negative sleeve. Photograph taken from the central section of Wadi El Qusaima (El Qadeirat) in the vic... More

In the Sinai, 16th century

In the Sinai, 16th century

Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor, the Matson Photo Service. Title from negative sleeve. Photograph taken from the central section of Wadi El Qusaima (El Qadeirat) in the vic... More

[Villa  Lante, Bagnaia, Lazio, Italy. Fountain of Pegasus]

[Villa Lante, Bagnaia, Lazio, Italy. Fountain of Pegasus]

Site History. House Architecture: Giacomo (Jacopo) Barozzi da Vignola, 1568-1600. Landscape: Giacomo (Jacopo) Barozzi da Vignola, 1568-1600 and Carlo Maderno. Also, Tomaso Ghinucci, fontaniere. Associated Name:... More

[Villa Lante, Bagnaia, Lazio, Italy. First terrace]

[Villa Lante, Bagnaia, Lazio, Italy. First terrace]

Site History. House Architecture: Giacomo (Jacopo) Barozzi da Vignola, 1568-1600. Landscape: Giacomo (Jacopo) Barozzi da Vignola and Carlo Maderno, 1568-1600. Also:Tomaso Ghinucci, fontaniere. Associated Name: ... More

Natural Fools, from the Triumphal Procession of Emperor Maximilian of Austria

Natural Fools, from the Triumphal Procession of Emperor Maximilian of ...

German (artist nationality) painter and woodcut designer (artist role) Recto: (initials, on belt of third figure from left): H B ; verso: (in pencil) u. l.: Clark Aug 1936 / $21.00; l. l.: C575/695 (inscription... More

The Elizabeth II, a representative 16th-century sailing vessel in Festival Park in Manteo, a community on Roanoke Island in North Carolina's Outer Banks, a 200-mile-long string of barrier islands and Splits off the coast that locals like to call the "OBX"

The Elizabeth II, a representative 16th-century sailing vessel in Fest...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Purchase; Carol M. Highsmith Photography, Inc.; 2017; (DLC/PP-2016:103-7). Forms part of: Carol M. Highsmith's America Project in the ... More

Mural at Amargosa Opera House, a remarkable image from what is largely a ghost town: Death Valley Junction, just outside Death Valley National Park in Inyo County, California

Mural at Amargosa Opera House, a remarkable image from what is largely...

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. The community, once a dusty mining, railroad, and mill town, was known as Amargosa, after the desert valley that surrounds it. A recreation hall at the no... More

Scene from "The Lost Colony," a historical outdoor drama that marked 80 years of productions in 2017 in Manteo, a community on Roanoke Island in North Carolina's Outer Banks

Scene from "The Lost Colony," a historical outdoor drama that marked 8...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The play describes the late 16th-century attempt to establish a permanent English settlement, founded by Sir Walter Raleigh, in North ... More

Mural at Amargosa Opera House, a remarkable image from what is largely a ghost town: Death Valley Junction, just outside Death Valley National Park in Inyo County, California

Mural at Amargosa Opera House, a remarkable image from what is largely...

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. The community, once a dusty mining, railroad, and mill town, was known as Amargosa, after the desert valley that surrounds it. A recreation hall at the no... More

Sinai. Wady Feiran, Bedouin tents

Sinai. Wady Feiran, Bedouin tents

Photograph taken from Wadi Feiran (Biblical Rephidim), possibly, downstream area to the west of the dense palm grove of Feiran Oasis somewhere in the vicinity of the close localities of El Nakhila, El Hswa, El ... More

To Sinai via the desert. Remains of early Christian structures in Wady Feiran

To Sinai via the desert. Remains of early Christian structures in Wady...

Photograph taken from Wadi Feiran (Biblical Rephidim) at the junction with Wadi A'liyat, where the palm grove becomes sparse at the eastern edge of Feiran Oasis, looking west and showing the extended mountain r... More

To Sinai by car. El Kossaima. The rest house

To Sinai by car. El Kossaima. The rest house

Title from: Catalogue of photographs & lantern slides ... [1936?]. Date from Matson LOT cards. Photograph taken from the frontier centre of El Qusaima, showing the administrative and residential building(s) (re... More

[Villa La Pietra, via Bolognese, 120, Florence, Tuscany, Italy. Entrance drive]

[Villa La Pietra, via Bolognese, 120, Florence, Tuscany, Italy. Entran...

Site History. House Architecture: First half 16th century, purchased by Arthur Acton 1907. Landcape: Arthur and Hortense Mitchell Acton. Other: Arthur and Hortense Mitchell Acton owned the villa in 1925. Also k... More

To Sinai by car. Bedouin camp under Acacia trees

To Sinai by car. Bedouin camp under Acacia trees

Photograph taken from Wadi Feiran (Biblical Rephidim), possibly, downstream area to the west of the dense palm grove of Feiran Oasis somewhere in the vicinity of the close localities of El Nakhila, El Hswa, El ... More

Sinai Egypt, Extinct City, Jordan

Sinai Egypt, Extinct City, Jordan

Title from negative sleeve. Photograph taken from Sinai's western coast on the Gulf of Suez at one of the coastal or inland plains(?), possibly El Raha Plain (Ahtha) the north most coastal plain or El Hbeg Plai... More

Monastery of the Transfiguration of the Savior, Arkhangelsk Tower (late 16th century), Solovetskii Island, Russia

Monastery of the Transfiguration of the Savior, Arkhangelsk Tower (lat...

Number assigned by photographer: solo016. Title, date, and place from photographer's inventory. Credit line: Brumfield photograph collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. General inform... More

Sinai. Ain Gedeirat, Kadesh Barnea. Num. 20:1

Sinai. Ain Gedeirat, Kadesh Barnea. Num. 20:1

Title from: Matson color slides and filmstrips of Bible Lands ... , the Matson Photo Service. Photograph taken from the central section of Wadi El Qusaima (El Qadeirat) in the vicinity of Ain El Qadeirat water ... More

To Sinai via the Red Sea, Tor, and Wady Hebran. Enclosure where the dates are dried

To Sinai via the Red Sea, Tor, and Wady Hebran. Enclosure where the da...

Title from: Catalogue of photographs & lantern slides ... [1936?]. Caption on negative: Enclosure where dates are dried (crossed out). On negative: 1523 (crossed out). Date from Matson LOT cards. Photograph tak... More

Sinai, 16th century Egypt

Sinai, 16th century Egypt

Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor, the Matson Photo Service. Title from negative sleeve. On guide card: Sinai, see p. 437-462. Photograph taken from an oasis on a key caravan... More

In the Sinai, 16th century

In the Sinai, 16th century

Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor, the Matson Photo Service. Title from negative sleeve. Photograph taken in the vicinity of the water spring of Ain Qideis, and showing the m... More

Mural at Amargosa Opera House, a remarkable image from what is largely a ghost town: Death Valley Junction, just outside Death Valley National Park in Inyo County, California

Mural at Amargosa Opera House, a remarkable image from what is largely...

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. The community, once a dusty mining, railroad, and mill town, was known as Amargosa, after the desert valley that surrounds it. A recreation hall at the no... More

In the Sinai, 16th century

In the Sinai, 16th century

Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor, the Matson Photo Service. Title from negative sleeve. Photograph taken from Wadi Feiran (Biblical Rephidim) somewhere in the vicinity of Di... More

To Sinai by car. Wadi Feiran. El Mahrad. (Peran) head of the wadi

To Sinai by car. Wadi Feiran. El Mahrad. (Peran) head of the wadi

Photograph taken from Wadi Feiran (Biblical Rephidim) at the junction with Wadi A'liyat and the vicinity of Tell El Mahrad, where the palm grove becomes sparse at the eastern edge of Feiran Oasis, looking west ... More

Mural at Amargosa Opera House, a remarkable image from what is largely a ghost town: Death Valley Junction, just outside Death Valley National Park in Inyo County, California

Mural at Amargosa Opera House, a remarkable image from what is largely...

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. The community, once a dusty mining, railroad, and mill town, was known as Amargosa, after the desert valley that surrounds it. A recreation hall at the no... More

Mural at Amargosa Opera House, a remarkable image from what is largely a ghost town: Death Valley Junction, just outside Death Valley National Park in Inyo County, California

Mural at Amargosa Opera House, a remarkable image from what is largely...

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. The community, once a dusty mining, railroad, and mill town, was known as Amargosa, after the desert valley that surrounds it. A recreation hall at the no... More

To Sinai by car. El Kossaima. Distant view looking eastward toward Ain Gedeirat

To Sinai by car. El Kossaima. Distant view looking eastward toward Ain...

Title from: Catalogue of photographs & lantern slides ... [1936?]. Date from Matson LOT cards. Photograph taken from the frontier centre of El Qusaima to the west, looking east and showing the spring and orchar... More

To Sinai by car. Route from El Kossaima to Ain Kadeis

To Sinai by car. Route from El Kossaima to Ain Kadeis

Title from: Catalogue of photographs & lantern slides ... [1936?]. Date from Matson LOT cards. Photograph taken in the vicinity of Wadi Geisi between Ain El Qadeirat and Ain Qideis water spring, looking south-s... More

[Villa Lante, Bagnaia, Lazio, Italy. Casino steps]

[Villa Lante, Bagnaia, Lazio, Italy. Casino steps]

Site History. House Architecture: Giacomo (Jacopo) Barozzi da Vignola, 1568-1600. Landscape: Giacomo (Jacopo) Barozzi da Vignola and Carlo Maderno, 1568-1600. Also, Tomaso Ghinucci, fontaniere. Associated Name:... More

[Villa La Pietra, via Bolognese, 120, Florence, Tuscany, Italy. Terrace wall]

[Villa La Pietra, via Bolognese, 120, Florence, Tuscany, Italy. Terrac...

Site History. House Architecture: First half 16th century, purchased by Arthur Acton 1907. Landscape: Arthur and Hortense Mitchell Acton. Other: Arthur and Hortense Mitchell Acton owned the villa in 1925. Also ... More

To Sinai via the desert. Wady Feiran and Jebel Serbal

To Sinai via the desert. Wady Feiran and Jebel Serbal

Photograph taken from Wadi Feiran (Biblical Rephidim) between Dier El Banat ( to the south) and Sheikh Ahmed and Sheikh Shebib Bedouin cemetery (to the north), where a dense palm grove covers that section of F... More

To Sinai via the desert. Wady Feiran and Jebel Serbal

To Sinai via the desert. Wady Feiran and Jebel Serbal

Photograph taken from Wadi Feiran (Biblical Rephidim) between Dier El Banat ( to the south) and Sheikh Ahmed and Sheikh Shebib Bedouin cemetery (to the north), where a dense palm grove covers that section of F... More

[Villa La Pietra, via Bolognese, 120, Florence, Tuscany, Italy. Terrace wall]

[Villa La Pietra, via Bolognese, 120, Florence, Tuscany, Italy. Terrac...

Site History. House Architecture: First half 16th century, purchased by Arthur Acton 1907. Landscap: Arthur and Hortense Mitchell Acton. Other: Arthur and Hortense Mitchell Acton owned the villa in 1925. Also k... More

El Camino de las Misiones, Ysleta, Socorro, San Elizario Vicinity, San Elizario, El Paso County, TX

El Camino de las Misiones, Ysleta, Socorro, San Elizario Vicinity, San...

Significance: The mission churches at Ysleta and Socorro and the church at San Elizario near El Paso represent remnants of an elaborate system of Spanish Indian missions, colonial villages and forts erected in ... More

2 men on camels, Sinai Mts. i.e., mountains

2 men on camels, Sinai Mts. i.e., mountains

Photograph taken from Wadi Feiran (Biblical Rephidim) at the junction with Wadi A'liyat and to the north of Tell El Mahrad, where the palm grove becomes sparse at the eastern edge of Feiran Oasis, looking north... More

[Villa Lante, Bagnaia, Lazio, Italy. Fountain of the Table]

[Villa Lante, Bagnaia, Lazio, Italy. Fountain of the Table]

Site History. House Architecture: Giacomo (Jacopo) Barozzi da Vignola, 1568-1600. Landscape: Giacomo (Jacopo) Barozzi da Vignola and Carlo Maderno, 1568-1600. Also: Tomaso Ghinucci, fontaniere. Associated Name:... More

[Villa Lante, Bagnaia, Lazio, Italy. Fountain of the Dolphins]

[Villa Lante, Bagnaia, Lazio, Italy. Fountain of the Dolphins]

Site History. House Architecture: Giacomo (Jacopo) Barozzi da Vignola, 1568-1600. Landscape: Giacomo (Jacopo) Barozzi da Vignola and Carlo Maderno, 1568-1600. Also: Tomaso Ghinucci, fontaniere. Associated Name:... More

[Villa Lante, Bagnaia, Lazio, Italy. Staircase by the Fountain of the Lights]

[Villa Lante, Bagnaia, Lazio, Italy. Staircase by the Fountain of the ...

Site History. House Architecture: Giacomo (Jacopo) Barozzi da Vignola, 1568-1600. Landscape: Giacomo (Jacopo) Barozzi da Vignola and Carlo Maderno, 1568-1600. Also: Tomaso Ghinucci, fontaniere. Associated Name:... More

Camels at oasis, Sinai

Camels at oasis, Sinai

Photograph taken from Wadi Feiran (Biblical Rephidim) somewhere in the vicinity of Dier El Banat and Sheikh Ahmed and Sheikh Shebib, where a dense palm grove covers that section of Feiran Oasis. (Source: A. Sha... More

Scene from "The Lost Colony," a historical outdoor drama that marked 80 years of productions in 2017 in Manteo, a community on Roanoke Island in North Carolina's Outer Banks

Scene from "The Lost Colony," a historical outdoor drama that marked 8...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The play describes the late 16th-century attempt to establish a permanent English settlement, founded by Sir Walter Raleigh, in North ... More

Scene from "The Lost Colony," a historical outdoor drama that marked 80 years of productions in 2017 in Manteo, a community on Roanoke Island in North Carolina's Outer Banks

Scene from "The Lost Colony," a historical outdoor drama that marked 8...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The play describes the late 16th-century attempt to establish a permanent English settlement, founded by Sir Walter Raleigh, in North ... More

To Sinai by car. El Mahrad. An oasis which is "A gem of the desert"

To Sinai by car. El Mahrad. An oasis which is "A gem of the desert"

Title from: Catalogue of photographs & lantern slides ... [1936?]. Date from Matson LOT cards. Photograph taken from Wadi Feiran (Biblical Rephidim) somewhere in the vicinity of Dier El Banat and Sheikh Ahmed a... More

Church of St. Andrew (1702), east view, with stone dwelling (mid 16th century), and White Sea in background, Bol'shoi Zaiatskii Island, Russia

Church of St. Andrew (1702), east view, with stone dwelling (mid 16th ...

Number assigned by photographer: solo025. Title, date, and place from photographer's inventory. Credit line: Brumfield photograph collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. General inform... More

Sinai Mts. i.e., mountains

Sinai Mts. i.e., mountains

Photograph taken from Wadi Feiran at the foot of Gebel Tahuna in the vicinity of Tell El Mahrad, where the palm grove becomes sparse at the eastern edge of Feiran Oasis, looking south and showing the crown-shap... More

Nekhel. Ancient pilgrim fortress showing main entrance and corner tower

Nekhel. Ancient pilgrim fortress showing main entrance and corner towe...

Title from: Catalogue of photographs & lantern slides ... [1936?]. Date from Matson LOT cards. Photograph taken from the southeastern side of Nakhl fortress, looking north and showing southern corner of the mai... More

Ferdinand Magellan, 1581, 16th century

Ferdinand Magellan, 1581, 16th century

Portrait, bust, facing left. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card.

Flight to Ma'an el-Hadj, Petra, Wadi Rum and Akaba. Gulf of Akaba. Western shore known as Jarvis Bay. Showing winter house of Jarvis Pasha, governor of Sinai

Flight to Ma'an el-Hadj, Petra, Wadi Rum and Akaba. Gulf of Akaba. Wes...

Title from: Catalogue of photographs & lantern slides ... [1936?]. Aerial photograph taken over the outlet of Wadi Taba (alluvial plain) into the Gulf of Aqaba, looking northwest and showing the west coast of ... More

To Sinai via the Red Sea, Tor, and Wady Hebran. Bedouin camp

To Sinai via the Red Sea, Tor, and Wady Hebran. Bedouin camp

Title from: Catalogue of photographs & lantern slides ... [1936?]. Date from Matson LOT cards. Photograph taken from the perimeter of the High Mountains of Sinai Peninsula(?), looking southwards and showing a w... More

Monastery of the Transfiguration of the Savior, White Tower (late 16th century), interior, Solovetskii Island, Russia

Monastery of the Transfiguration of the Savior, White Tower (late 16th...

Number assigned by photographer: solo017. Title, date, and place from photographer's inventory. Credit line: Brumfield photograph collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. General inform... More

To Sinai via the desert. One of Serbal's five peaks

To Sinai via the desert. One of Serbal's five peaks

Photograph taken below one of the crown-shape summit of Gebel Serbal. (Source: A. Shams, Sinai Peninsula Research, 2018) Wadi El Sheikh and Wadi Feiran (Biblical Rephidim of Amalek) were the upland section of D... More

Sinai. Wilderness of Shur. Exodus 15:22

Sinai. Wilderness of Shur. Exodus 15:22

Title from: Matson color slides and filmstrips of Bible Lands ... , the Matson Photo Service. Photograph taken from Sinai's western coast on the Gulf of Suez at one of the coastal or inland plains(?), possibly ... More

To Sinai by car. Car stuck in the midst of a sand dune. Sand drifts across the road

To Sinai by car. Car stuck in the midst of a sand dune. Sand drifts ac...

Title from: Catalogue of photographs & lantern slides ... [1936?]. Date from Matson LOT cards. Photograph taken from the sand dunes to the north of Gebel Murr, on Darb El Hagg between Suez Canal to the west and... More

Mural at Amargos Opera House, a remarkable image from what is largely a ghost town: Death Valley Junction, just outside Death Valley National Park in Inyo County, California

Mural at Amargos Opera House, a remarkable image from what is largely ...

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. The community, once a dusty mining, railroad, and mill town, was known as Amargosa, after the desert valley that surrounds it. A recreation hall at the no... More

Picturesque tombs of the Mamelukes (rulers of Egypt 13th to 16th century A.D.), Cairo, Egypt

Picturesque tombs of the Mamelukes (rulers of Egypt 13th to 16th centu...

H108002 U.S. Copyright Office. Title from item. No. 1110. Copyrighted 1908 by H. C. White Co.

Boy & camel, Mt. Sinai box

Boy & camel, Mt. Sinai box

Title from negative sleeve. Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor, the Matson Photo Service. Guide card: Sinai. Photograph taken from a low elevated valley at the perimeter of no... More

Flight to Ma'an el-Hadj, Petra, Wadi Rum and Akaba. El Nekhl. In center of Sinai Peninsula. Formerly an important station for Mecca pilgrim

Flight to Ma'an el-Hadj, Petra, Wadi Rum and Akaba. El Nekhl. In cente...

Title from: Catalogue of photographs & lantern slides ... [1936?]. Aerial photograph taken over Nakhl on Darb El Hagg, looking northwest and showing the desert town of Nakhl in Central Sinai in the centre (the ... More

Mural at Amargosa Opera House, a remarkable image from what is largely a ghost town: Death Valley Junction, just outside Death Valley National Park in Inyo County, California

Mural at Amargosa Opera House, a remarkable image from what is largely...

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. The community, once a dusty mining, railroad, and mill town, was known as Amargosa, after the desert valley that surrounds it. A recreation hall at the no... More

[View of  13th century church and 16th century town square and town hall in Neuilly-en-Thelle, France]

[View of 13th century church and 16th century town square and town ha...

Title devised by Library staff. No. F.M.S. 4713. Blind stamp in lower corner: A. Giraudon, éditeur, 15 Rue Bonaparte, Paris. Blind stamp monogram "AG" in lower center of photograph.

The Regent Showcase theater, an art deco former movie house on La Brea Avenue in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles, California

The Regent Showcase theater, an art deco former movie house on La Brea...

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. The community, once a dusty mining, railroad, and mill town, was known as Amargosa, after the desert valley that surrounds it. A recreation hall at the no... More

To Sinai by car. Ain Gedeirat. The augmented stream further down the valley

To Sinai by car. Ain Gedeirat. The augmented stream further down the v...

Title from: Catalogue of photographs & lantern slides ... [1936?]. Date from Matson LOT cards. Photograph taken from the central section of Wadi El Qusaima (El Qadeirat) in the vicinity of Ain El Qadeirat water... More

[Villa Lante, Bagnaia, Lazio, Italy. Water chain]

[Villa Lante, Bagnaia, Lazio, Italy. Water chain]

Earliest example of a stepping cascade. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2012 and Gardenvisit.com, page viewed 10/4/2012) Site History. House Architecture: Giacomo (Jacopo) Barozzi da Vignola, 1568-1600. Lands... More

The old partners in the new navy job / Gillam.

The old partners in the new navy job / Gillam.

Illustration shows John Roach and George M. Robeson dressed as 16th century soldiers, doing a song and dance routine on a stage; Roach is holding a paper that states "Contract for new U.S. Cruisers $2,440,000 a... More

Sinaihalbinsel Ostseite: Wâdi Ṭâba. 1914.

Sinaihalbinsel Ostseite: Wâdi Ṭâba. 1914.

Plate 86 in portfolio: Bilder aus Palästina. Nord-Arabien und dem Sinai. Berlin : Dietrich Riemer, 1916. Letterpress caption in German. Title from item. Translated title by Library staff. Photograph taken from... More

Nekhel. Village in center of Sinai peninsula on ancient Haj route

Nekhel. Village in center of Sinai peninsula on ancient Haj route

Title from: Catalogue of photographs & lantern slides ... [1936?]. Date from Matson LOT cards. Photograph taken from the southern side of Nakhl fortress, looking north and showing the minaret of the mosque and ... More

Mural at Amargos Opera House, a remarkable image from what is largely a ghost town: Death Valley Junction, just outside Death Valley National Park in Inyo County, California

Mural at Amargos Opera House, a remarkable image from what is largely ...

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. The community, once a dusty mining, railroad, and mill town, was known as Amargosa, after the desert valley that surrounds it. A recreation hall at the no... More

Mural at Amargosa Opera House, a remarkable image from what is largely a ghost town: Death Valley Junction, just outside Death Valley National Park in Inyo County, California

Mural at Amargosa Opera House, a remarkable image from what is largely...

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. The community, once a dusty mining, railroad, and mill town, was known as Amargosa, after the desert valley that surrounds it. A recreation hall at the no... More

[Villa Lante, Bagnaia, Lazio, Italy. Fountain of the Moors]

[Villa Lante, Bagnaia, Lazio, Italy. Fountain of the Moors]

Site History. House Architecture: Giacomo (Jacopo) Barozzi da Vignola, 1568-1600. Landscape: Giacomo (Jacopo) Barozzi da Vignola, 1568-1600. Associated Names: Tomaso Ghinucci, fontaniere, and Carlo Maderno. Al... More

To Sinai via the desert. Luxurious palm grove in Wady Feiran

To Sinai via the desert. Luxurious palm grove in Wady Feiran

Photograph taken from Wadi Feiran (Biblical Rephidim) between Dier El Banat ( to the south) and Sheikh Ahmed and Sheikh Shebib Bedouin cemetery (to the north), where a dense palm grove covers that section of F... More

Sinai, Bedouin woman & child

Sinai, Bedouin woman & child

Title from negative sleeve. Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor, the Matson Photo Service. Guide card: Sinai. Photograph shows a Bedouin woman sitting with her child as part of... More

Sinai. Oasis in Wady Feiran, and Jebel Serbal

Sinai. Oasis in Wady Feiran, and Jebel Serbal

Photograph taken from Wadi Feiran (Biblical Rephidim) between Dier El Banat ( to the south) and Sheikh Ahmed and Sheikh Shebib Bedouin cemetery (to the north), where a dense palm grove covers that section of F... More

To Sinai via the Red Sea, Tor, and Wady Hebran. Caring for sick camel

To Sinai via the Red Sea, Tor, and Wady Hebran. Caring for sick camel

Title from: Catalogue of photographs & lantern slides ... [1936?]. Caption on negative: Caring for a sick camel (crossed out). On negative: 1526 (crossed out). Date from Matson LOT cards. Photograph taken in Wa... More

Zeichnet vierte österreichische Kriegsanleihe / A. Karpellus.

Zeichnet vierte österreichische Kriegsanleihe / A. Karpellus.

Poster shows a 16th century soldier holding up a flag with the Austro-Hungarian double-headed Imperial eagle on it. Text: Subscribe to the 4th Austrian War Loan. Forms part of: Rehse-Archiv für Zeitgeschichte u... More

In the Sinai, 16th century

In the Sinai, 16th century

Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor, the Matson Photo Service. Title from negative sleeve. The landscape and the sequence of the photographs suggest somewhere on Darb El Hagg t... More

The gentlemen from New York / Keppler.

The gentlemen from New York / Keppler.

Illustration shows Thomas C. Platt and Chauncey M. Depew wearing 16th century theatrical costumes in a scene from Shakespeare's play Henry IV. Title from item. Caption: Falstaff Depew (to Prince Hal Platt) I w... More

[Villa La Pietra, via Bolognese, 120, Florence, Tuscany, Italy. Villa stairway]

[Villa La Pietra, via Bolognese, 120, Florence, Tuscany, Italy. Villa ...

Site History. House Architecture: First half 16th century, purchased by Arthur Acton 1907. Landcape: Arthur and Hortense Mitchell Acton. Other: Arthur and Hortense Mitchell Acton owned the villa in 1925. Also k... More

[Villa La Pietra, via Bolognese, 120, Florence, Tuscany, Italy. Entrance drive]

[Villa La Pietra, via Bolognese, 120, Florence, Tuscany, Italy. Entran...

Site History. House Architecture: First half 16th century, purchased by Arthur Acton 1907. Landcape: Arthur and Hortense Mitchell Acton. Other: Arthur and Hortense Mitchell Acton owned the villa in 1925. Also k... More

Sinai. Oasis in Wady Feiran (Rephidim), and distant view of Jebel Serbal. American Colony, Jerusalem

Sinai. Oasis in Wady Feiran (Rephidim), and distant view of Jebel Serb...

Photograph taken from Wadi Feiran (Biblical Rephidim) between Dier El Banat ( to the south) and Sheikh Ahmed and Sheikh Shebib Bedouin cemetery (to the north), where a dense palm grove covers that section of F... More

[Villa Lante, Bagnaia, Lazio, Italy. Bench at Fountain of the Dolphins]

[Villa Lante, Bagnaia, Lazio, Italy. Bench at Fountain of the Dolphins...

Site History. House Architecture: Giacomo (Jacopo) Barozzi da Vignola, 1568-1600. Landscape: Giacomo (Jacopo) Barozzi da Vignola and Carlo Maderno, 1568-1600. Associated Names: Tomaso Ghinucci, fontaniere and G... More

To Sinai via the Red Sea, Tor, and Wady Hebran. In the footsteps of father; Bedouin boy with camel

To Sinai via the Red Sea, Tor, and Wady Hebran. In the footsteps of fa...

Title from: Catalogue of photographs & lantern slides ... [1936?]. Caption on negative: In the Fo[otsteps] of his father, Bedouin boy with camel. Date from Matson LOT cards. Photograph taken from a low elevated... More

To Sinai via the Red Sea, Tor, and Wady Hebran. El-Kaa, the Wilderness of Sin

To Sinai via the Red Sea, Tor, and Wady Hebran. El-Kaa, the Wilderness...

Title from: Catalogue of photographs & lantern slides ... [1936?]. Photograph taken from Sinai's western coast on the Gulf of Suez at one of the coastal or inland plains(?), possibly El Raha Plain (Ahtha) the n... More

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