Hotel Russel Erskine, Huntsville, Alabama
This image is a colorized photograph of the Hotel Russell Erskine in Huntsville, Alabama. Postcard text: (back) Hotel Russell Erskine, Huntsville, Ala., 150 rooms, each with bath circulating ice water electric fan and radio. Stamped in red: (front) Proposed headquarters; (back) Huntsville invites Rotary District Conference 1931.
This image is a black and white photograph of the Lafayette Bell. Postcard text: (back) This bell was rung in the city of Montgomery when Gen. Lafayette visited that place in 1825 and is called Alabama's liberty bell. It is the property of the Alabama State Department of Archives and History.
Vestavia Temple and Gardens, Birmingham, Alabama 1
This image is a colorized photograph of Vestavia, country home of Mr. Geo B. Ward, crest of Shades Mountain, Birmingham, Alabama. Postcard text: (back) Vestavia is located on the crest of Shades Mountain about 6 miles from Birmingham, Alabama. It is the country home of George B. Ward and is a replica of the temple of Vesta at Rome. The building is 186 feet in circumference rising to a height of 70 feet, and its twenty columns are 9 feet each in circumference.
Brother Joseph by Miniature of St. Martins Cathedral, Ave Maria Grotto, Cullman, Alabama
This image is part of a series of color photographs of the Ave Maria Grotto in Cullman, Alabama. Postcard text: (back) Brother Joseph, O.S.B., Benedictine Monk, creator of Ave Maria Grotto, standing by a miniature of St. Martins Cathedral. The AVE MARIA GROTTO consists of over 125 miniature reproductions of famous churches, shrines and buildings from all over the world. Encompassing an area of over three acres, this miniature fairyland was built by a Benedictine Monk, Brother Joseph. He has sp
Jesters' Rock Garden, Arlington Pier, Mobile, Alabama
This image is a colorized photograph of the Jesters' Rock Garden on Arlington Pier in Mobile, Ala.
State Capitol of Alabama, Montgomery, Alabama 3
This image is a black and white photograph of the State Capitol of Alabama located in Montgomery, Ala. Postcard text: (front) Full front view of Capitol; (back) The State Capitol building at Montgomery, Ala. The central portion, of which Stephen D. Button was architect, was built in 1850, the south wing in 1907 and the north wing in 1911. In this building the Confederate [States of America] government was organized in 1861, and Montgomery retained the capital of the Confederacy until 1862, when
Bellingrath Gardens, Mobile, Alabama 2
This image is a color photograph of Bellingrath Gardens in Mobile, Ala., showing one of the many paths lined with camellias, azaleas and other colorful flowers.
President's Mansion, Auburn University 4
This image is a colorized photograph of the President's Home, Alabama Polytechnic Institute, Auburn, Ala. Alabama Polytechnic Institute is the former name of Auburn University. Post card text: (back) C.T. American art colored
Picking Oranges in Alabama
This image is a colorized photograph of people picking oranges in Alabama.
Fiddle Tunes of the Old Frontier
Fiddle Tunes of the Old Frontier: The Henry Reed Collection is a multi-format ethnographic field collection of traditional fiddle tunes performed by Henry Reed of Glen Lyn, Virginia. Recorded by folklorist Alan Jabbour in 1966-67, when Reed was over eighty years old, the tunes represent the music and evoke the history and spirit of Virginia's Appalachian frontier. Many of the tunes have passed back into circulation during the fiddling revival of the later twentieth century. This online collectio
Burying aunt Billie and other stories
Being rich -- Germinate -- Inside -- Leaving the herd -- Burying aunt Billie.,Thesis (M.F.A.)--Wichita State University, Dept. of English.,"May 2006."
Title: stela depicting the priest Nu and his wife Imarr
VADS Collection: Artworld
Description: Rectangular stela depicting the priest Nu and his wife Imarr sitting on bull-legged chairs at either side of a table. The table is laden with 12 loaves of bread and is surrounded by more offerings such as beer, fowl and oxen. There are two inscriptions in one horizontal line along the top of the stela; to the left are the titles and name of Nu in hieroglyphs facing to the right and to the right is the name of Imarr in hieroglyphs facing to the left. Nu wears a short curly wi
Title: sculptors trial piece
VADS Collection: Artworld: Sainsbury Centre for Vi
Description: Limestone sculptor's or apprentice's trial piece, worked on both sides.
The front is carved in high relief with the right side of the head of a king wearing a nemes headdress with uraeus. Faint lines have been carved into the surface of the limestone to provide a grid within which the portrait could be carved more accurately. The reverse is more roughly carved with the outline of the right side of the head of a king, with left arm outstretched.
Circa 350 BCE.
Title: statuette of sphinx
VADS Collection: Artworld: Sainsbury Centre for Visual
Description: Sphinx statue of Tuthmosis IV, with front legs, beard and part of the face missing. Tuthmosis IV wears a nemes headdress pulled tight across the forehead and tied at the back, with a flap hanging at both sides; the nemes is surmounted by an uraeus, worn on the forehead. He wears a garment across the shoulders and front, left open at the chest. The cartouche of Tuthmosis IV is inscribed on the chest below the beard in hieroglyphs, facing to the right. The body of the sphinx i
Title: statuette of Nefertem
VADS Collection: Artworld: Sainsbury Centre for Visu
Description: Statuette of Nefertem, seated on a throne. His arms are bent, with his right palm flat against his thigh and his left hand clenched slightly. He wears a short pleated shendyt kilt from his navel to his knees and a tripartite wig. He has a plaited beard and wears a headdress of lotus flowers, made of copper alloy.
There are two cartouches between two figures, on the front face of the base. The base is also decorated on the other three faces, with a repeated pattern of an a
Title: statuette of Amenophis III
VADS Collection: Artworld: Sainsbury Centre for
Description: Incomplete statuette of the king Amenophis III, with most of the head and limbs missing. He is standing with his left foot to the front and his arms pendent. He has a beard and wears a wesekh collar around his neck and an armlet of three bands around his left upper arm. The king's name is inscribed on the middle of the belt with a panther's head is below, over a short pleated shendyt kilt and apron.
There is one column of hieroglyphs facing to the right on the right hand
Title: statuette of an unidentified man
VADS Collection: Artworld: Sainsbury Cent
Description: Upper part of a statuette of a man walking with left foot to the front. His arms are pendent with the palms of his hands flat on the thighs. He wears a long kilt wrapped around his waist and tied at the front. He wears a tripartite wig.
Underneath this part of the statuette is a hole to join it to the lower part.
Description Source: Birch, S. 1880. Catalogue of the Collection of Egyptian Antiquities at Alnwick Castle, London: R. Clay, Sons, and Taylor, p. 64
Title: Taweret amulet
VADS Collection: Artworld: Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts
Description: Amulet of the goddess Taweret standing on a rectangular base with her arms at her sides and left foot advanced. Taweret is depicted as a female hippopotamus with the tail of a crocodile, the arms and legs of a lion and the breasts of a woman. The amulet is damaged on the right arm and head. There is evidence to suggest that there was originally a crown attached on top of the head. There are traces of a blue-green glaze on the nemes headdress.
Title: amulet depicting three gods
VADS Collection: Artworld: Sainsbury Centre fo
Description: Amulet depicting the triad of Isis, Osiris and Horus, cast in copper alloy. Osiris stands between Isis and Horus and is depicted as a mummiform man wearing a wesekh collar, false beard and atef-crown with uraeus and holding the crook and flail across his chest. To his right stands his sister-wife, Isis, wearing the cow-horn crown with sun disc, tripartite wig and long dress. To his right stands his son, Horus, depicted as a falcon-headed man wearing the double crown, tripart
Title: amulet of Neith
VADS Collection: Artworld: Sainsbury Centre for Visual Art
Description: Pale green faience amulet of the goddess Neith, one of the four protectors of the dead. She wears the red crown of Lower Egypt and suckles two crocodiles while walking, holding their tails with her arms by her sides. The crocodiles symbolise Sobek, the son of Neith.
The amulet has a back pillar and stands on a small rectangular base. There is no evidence of a means of suspension.
The amulet has been repaired.