Objects in Retrospect

No new Object this week: curator Alison Cullingford is away.  We’re back on the 7th, with more delights to discover.

Have you seen all 39 Objects so far?  If not, here’s a few recent highlights:

Glimpses of 1880s Bradford

1882 saw a a big day for Bradford when the new Technical School was opened by the Prince and Princess of Wales.   The students commemorated the day by creating a beautiful silk panel.  Too fragile to show, but everyone can see it online.  In 1889, Bradford entrepeneur Joseph Riley made an exciting and difficult journey across Europe, which he later wrote up to share with his family.

1930s in the news

Peace campaigner and artist Peggy Smith sketched politicians, writers, artists and musicians for the newspapers.  Bradford author J.B. Priestley made an English Journey: find out what the regional newspapers made of his candid remarks about their towns.




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