Barbed wire; Tables; Stools; Blackboards; Prisoners; Military personnel; Books
This page in Mitchener's diary from World War II includes a drawing of a POW writing lessons on a chalkboard or blackboard. Above the blackboard, Mitchener has written,"For the sake of knowledge - to ward off monotony." He has listed a number of...
The front plate of William Strickland's European architectural sketchbook. The sketch shows a watercolor drawing of a vine-covered monument with a Latin inscription. The translation reads: "Selected profane and sacred images of Britain and Roman...
Strickland's watercolor sketch of the Temple of Jupiter Stator. The sketch includes the ruins of the temple as well as the remains of archaeological excavations. The ruins are surrounded by Medieval buildings. A goat enters the excavation area.
Mrs. S. A. Vaughan sets forth to address those who deem Latin for girls unnecessary. This four-column argument contains a pencil notation at the top that designates its physical location in the Tennessee Historical Society holdings.
Monuments & Memorials; Basilicas; Popes; Domes; Latin cross-plan buildings; Plazas
William Strickland's watercolor sketch of the Basilica of St. Peter, Rome. Strickland gives handwritten descriptions and dimensions of the building porticoes. He describes the dome as being "decidedly ugly."
Large Butterfly quilt hanging from a clothesline. The quilt has alternating blocks of light and dark green set on point, so they appear as diamonds. A butterfly with brown-and-tan-checked wings is appliqued within each light green square.