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Leek, Thistle, Shamrock and Rose: Symbols of the UK and the Elizabeth Tower

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Colour photograph of decorative shield on the exterior of the Palace of Westminster.

The Elizabeth Tower and the Palace of Westminster are decorated with beautiful and symbolic imagery – representing the values, history, and identity of UK Parliament. In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at the national plant emblems on …

Data Collection and Research in Economic History in the age of the 'Digital Revolution': A Guest Blog by Kara Dimitruk, University of California, Irvine

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There now hangs a print of the rolls of Acts of Parliament – inspired by the Act Room – above the large research table in the reading room of the Parliamentary Archives. This was a new addition on my most …

Negative and Positive – Digitising Glass Plate Negatives

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The Parliamentary Archives holds a collection of glass plate negatives dating from c.1900 that were purchased from Edward Farmer, a commercial and technical photographer, in 1972. Our latest project has been to digitise this archive and make the images available …