Nice Digital Camera photos

A few nice Digital Camera images I found:

Sitting outside Grainger Coffee Bar
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Image by Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums
This photograph is from the Robert Hope collection.

Robert Hope was a resident of Newcastle upon Tyne. In the early 1970s he took out a bank loan to buy a Rolleiflex camera.

Over the next few years he photographed various Newcastle scenes, including the Grainger Market and the demolition of housing estates in the West End of the city.

Robert Hope died in 2001.

Thanks to Steven Hope for donating the collection to Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums.

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Meteren as it appeared after capture by the British
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Image by National Library of Scotland
The destruction at Meteren, France, during World War I. A long, open-fronted shed runs along the left side of the picture. It has a corrugated iron roof and supporting struts spaced to the width of the tank have been placed down the length of it. In the middle of each bay a number has been placed along the edge of the roof as an identifier. The nose of each tank is just sticking out past the supporting posts and due to the angle of the picture a very artistic fan effect has been created. The shed has a row of trees growing just behind it- the tops of which are just visible. There is a lone tank driving towards the camera and behind this on the right, cottages are visible.

The chaos which the activities of war created- not only bombardment damage but also deliberate destruction, looting and structural collapse- is illustrated by this image. The people who lived in this village faced a massive rebuilding task which required financing as well as adequate resources.

[Original reads: OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN ON THE BRITISH WESTERN FRONT IN FRANCE. Meteren as it appeared after capture by the British.’]

Some Ulster men with their souvenirs
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Image by National Library of Scotland
Soldiers pose for the camera with their souvenirs. Four of them are wearing German ‘Stahlhelm’ helmets. After a battle it was common practice to retrieve souvenirs from the battlefield or captured trenches. Other souvenirs included weapons, personal effects, uniforms and, particularly from the trenches, the accoutrements of daily life.

John Warwick Brooke is believed to have taken this photograph. He was the second British official photographer to be sent to the Western Front, the first being Ernest Brooks. During his time at the Front, he is estimated to have taken around 4,000 photographs.

[Original reads: ‘OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN ON THE BRITISH WESTERN FRONT. Some Ulster men with their souvenirs.’]