Category Archives: Britain

“Beauty is in The Eye of The Gazer.” ― Charlotte Brontë

Gertrude Stein once said, “I have always noticed that in portraits of really great writers the mouth is always firmly closed.” Certainly that is the case with today’s subject, Charlotte Brontë.  There’s a good reason for this. We know from personal letters that … Continue reading

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Alice Liddell’s Age of Innocence

Day 362 of Colourisation Project – May 4 Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication. As popular today as it ever was, Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland was first published in … Continue reading

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Beatrice Webb ~ Social Reformer

Day 358 of Colourisation Project – April 30 Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication.  A socialist utopian, she coined the term “collective bargaining.” She was at the core of the … Continue reading

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Rupert Brooke ~ The Soldier Poet

Day 351 of Colourisation Project – April 23 Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication.  The Turks didn’t get him…a mosquito did. English poet, Rupert Chawner Brooke, best known for his … Continue reading

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Emil Otto Hoppé – Long Lost Master Photographer

Day 342 of Colourisation Project – April 14 Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication.  Emil Otto Hoppé is perhaps not a name that rings bells. But once upon a time … Continue reading

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Ned of Wales & The Most Boring Day of the 20th Century

Day 339 of Colourisation Project – April 11 Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication. On this day, April 11, 1954, 61 years ago, nothing much happened. It is a date … Continue reading

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The Salt of the Earth – Mahatma Ghandi

Day 334 of Colourisation Project – April 6 Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication. On this day, 6 April, 1930 in an act of civil disobedience Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, commonly known … Continue reading

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