Digital images

Our Digital Gallery contains hundreds of images from unique items in the collections. Please note that limited contextual information is available for some material.

First World War official photographs
A large collection of photographs taken during the First World War which may be useful for teachers and students looking for primary evidence during the study of topics relating to the Great War. You can also view images on the NLS Flickr Photostream.

Curriculum areas: Curriculum for Excellence: People, past events and societies, Standard Grade History: International Cooperation and Conflict, 1890s-1920s, Higher History: Impact of the Great War, 1914-11928.

Jacobite prints and broadsides
A selection of early printed documents relating to the Jacobite Rising. May be useful for teachers and students looking for primary evidence during the study of topics relating to Jacobites.

Curriculum areas: Curriculum for Excellence: People, past events and societies. Higher History Treaty of Union, 1689-1740, Advanced Higher History: Gerogians and Jacobites Scotland 1715-1800.

Soviet posters
A collection of posters dated 1917-1930, primarily dealing with economic and social issues in the Soviet Union in the 1920s. May be useful for teachers and students looking for primary evidence during the study of topics relating to Russia and the Soviet Union.

Curriculum areas: Standard Grade History: Russia 1914-41Higher History: Europe and the World - Russia 1881-1921, Advanced Higher History: Soviet Union 1917-53.

 

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