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To celebrate Vikings Live, we have replaced our Roman alphabet with the runic alphabet used by the Vikings, the Scandinavian ‘Younger Futhark’. The ‘Younger Futhark’ has only 16 letters, so we have used some of the runic letters more than once or combined two runes for one Roman letter.

For an excellent introduction to runes, we recommend Martin Findell’s book published by British Museum Press.

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  • Description

    View of moored european boat named "AFRICA". Medium: Gelatin silver print.

  • Date

    • 1894-1907
  • Production place

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 12 centimetres
    • Width: 8.47 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Content

        Album Title: "Menu 24.4.7" [manuscript note on front album cover]; "Appetisaurs [sp.?] Macaroni Soup fried filleted Caduma-cod Anchovy Sauce3 Sesada con Crema Roast Turkey Succolash. Harcokverts Meringue Coffee Custard Macaroni-Cheese" [manuscript note on back album cover].
  • Curator's comments

    Cataloguer's Comment: This print has been bound in a small album with Af,A49.117, 119 and 120, and used to illustrate a menu. Prior to being stored in albums Af,A48, Af,A49 and Af,A50, the loose photographs and postcards donated by Lady Menendez were kept in boxes and envelopes. Circumstances: [MEN-] PIC DOC 12.


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    Copyright: British Museum (?).

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

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View of moored european boat named "AFRICA".
Medium: Gelatin silver print.



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