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The Roman wall.

Image ID: 1624226

The Roman wall. (1913)

Image Details

Image Title

:  The Roman wall.


: Ford, H. J. (Henry Justice), 1860-1941 -- Artist

Published Date

: 1913


: Halftone photomechanical prints

Specific Material Type

: photomechanical_prints

Item Physical Description

: 1 print : col. ; 10.5 x 13 cm.


: This is one of a series of "wall" paintings (meant to be framed and hung) of British history done by artist Henry J. Ford and sold in a portfolio as a set of twelve images. This one shows Hadrian's Wall, built by the Romans between 122-128 A.D. across northern England to stop attacks by Pictish tribes from Scotland. Some of the Wall's towers had gates where customs duties could be collected from traders moving along the roads which passed ....
[See More...] Note 2.) This little picture is full of detail. In the foreground, native Britons work on building the Wall, lifting stones to the top and putting them into place. Behind them, Roman soldiers are being shot at by enemy archers (note the arrow in the soldier's shield). A Roman bowman returns the fire, while a trumpeter in a wolf-skin sounds an alarm. Inside the Wall, Roman legionaries prepare to march out against the attackers, their commander on ....
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Original Source

: From Longman's historical wall pictures ; a series of 12 coloured pictures illustrating British history from Roman times to the present. (New York Longman's 1913) .


: Wonders: Images of the Ancient World / Warfare -- Ancient

Source Description

: 1 folder (24 pictures); 1 oversize folder (3 pictures)


: Mid-Manhattan Library / Picture Collection

Catalog Call Number


Digital ID

: 1624226

Record ID

: 1762682

Digital Item Published

: 10-1-2008; updated 3-25-2011

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