Mary Evans Collection of the Week - Patricia Aubrey
It is often collections preserved by ordinary families that capture the past most compellingly. One such is the collection of Patricia Aubrey, consisting of the Auerbach family’s photo albums, with the early 20th century material of particular interest. Tracing the lives of a well-to-do, middle class family from Ealing-Arthur and Ellen Auerbach and their four children, Lucy, Albert, Harold and Violet-the collection takes us from evocative images of Edwardian Britain through to the tumult of the First World War.
Arthur Auerbach was born in London in 1862. While working in South Africa he met and married Ellen Peters and the couple had two children. They returned to Britain in 1895 and went to live in a large house in Ealing, West London, with Harold, Patricia Aubrey’s father, and Violet being born over the next few years. As the children grow up, there are photos of them in school uniform, practising cricket, relaxing at a local tennis club, Lucy in fancy dress, Violet with her dolls, and a good number of teachers, pupils and buildings at Marlborough College in Wiltshire, where Albert went to school and took part in Officers’ Training Corps as early as 1910.
After these scenes of seemingly idyllic Edwardian family life, it’s sad to see signs of war approaching, with the two sons in uniform and going off for training. In July 1915 Albert received his commission in the Royal Fusiliers, while Harold was accepted by the Royal Flying Corps and posted to the Western Front to work in air reconnaissance.
Ellen and Lucy made their own contributions on the Home Front. There are photos of Ellen in her volunteer Red Cross nurse’s uniform and Lucy worked at the War Office in London, occasionally going to the village of Madresfield in Worcestershire to help with agricultural and dairy work.
Albert’s first posting was to Gallipoli in November 1915. From there he went on to Egypt, then to France, until he was invalided home with shell shock and dysentery in December 1916. He returned to France in June 1918, and was killed by a shell at Bouchavesnes, P?ronne, on the Somme, in the early morning of 1 September 1918, exactly four years to the day of his joining up. He was posthumously awarded the Military Cross. Despite the constant dangers of his air reconnaissance work, Harold survived the war. Photographs of his Campaign medal round off a poignant memento of one family’s experience of this extraordinary era.
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20/20 Software Joins the Panel on AI
Don Resnick of 20/20 Software will join the panel on AI at 4pm EDT on Wednesday, October 28th during the DMLA 2020 Virtual Conference. The panel will discuss adding AI to your website and DAMS, the benefits of doing so, and how it improves your SEO with good metadata.
"20/20 Software has been providing AI functionality on our software platform since 2005. My interest in AI goes back well before that, when AI was not easily available on websites. As AI has become more sophisticated, easier to use, and more beneficial to the end-user, it is now more advantageous to our media libraries," said Don Resnick.
"Currently we provide AI Auto-tagging for stills and video, as well as Visual Search on our 20/20 Software platform. We also provide stand-alone Auto-tagging for stills and video adaptable to your own platform".
The 20/20 Software platform supports all multi-media content and also includes these DMLA Conference functionalities:
· Google Images Licensing Badge
· Imagga AI for keywording and visual search
To learn more about 20/20’s latest tools, try an online demo. The 20/20 team would be delighted to discuss your company needs and how the 20/20 Software platform can help. Find out why so many media archives, museums, corporations, institutions, and newspapers world-wide put their trust in 20/20 software for their DAMS needs.
DMLA’s 2020 Conference Goes All-Digital
With two global keynotes, eight expert panels and 18 in-depth roundtables, The Digital Media Licensing Conference, October 25th-30th, is not to be missed.
DMLA is covering all the hot topics in its first all-digital conference, with networking opportunities throughout.
Their opening Keynote Speaker, Paolo Malabuyo, a creative leader and educator, will set the annual DMLA conference on an exciting path through a discussion on how to drive innovation in the midst of complexity. On Day 2 it starts with a timely keynote presentation from Adobe’s Andy Parsons on the Content Authenticity Initiative, announced last year at Adobe Max in partnership with the New York Times and Twitter.
With social platforms amplifying the reach and influence of certain content, trust in media is eroding. Inauthentic content is on the rise. And DMLA is now working with CAI to inform and educate the industry on this critical initiative.
See The Schedule here
Join inspiring speakers from Google, Adobe, Microsoft, YouTube, Shutterstock, Getty, CNN, Epic Games, PhotoShelter, Capture, PICHA, SmartFrame, SIPA, Gado Images, PicRights, plus White House photographers and scores more to discuss topics that affect our industry most. Learn more about synthetic content, digital asset management, real-time rendering, and how AI is being used for image SEO. Dive into thought-provoking topics such as resilience. Get the nitty-gritty of covering presidents, protests and politics from expert visual journalists. Learn how to make the Google Licensable Image Features work for you from the creators themselves. All from the comfort of your home at a relaxed pace.
Find out more here.
Art Resource Collection Highlight - Bob Schalkwijk's Photography of Mexican Art
Photographer Bob Schalkwijk has documented daily life and social change in and around Mexico City since 1958. In addition, Schalkwijk has created one of the finest photographic collections of artworks created by Mexican artists as well as artists that found inspiration there.
Art Resource is proud to represent his impressive archive. These include works by Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco, David Alfaro Siqueiros, and Leonora Carrington among many others.
Image: Frida Kahlo. The Two Fridas (Las Dos Fridas). 1939. © 2020 Banco de Mé xico Diego Rivera Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, Mexico, D.F. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Schalkwijk / Art Resource, NY.
Francis Frith October Releases
The British history site has released a new batch of 1153 new images of Wales in the past, and more pictures of Sussex and Northumberland. View evocative images of times gone by.
More previously unseen photos are now available this month on The Francis Frith Collection website. In this release they bring you 1,153 new photos all featuring Wales. This is part of their ongoing Digitisation Project. Featured counties are Sussex and Northumberland. Search for your favourite UK places and see what’s new!
Image: Otterborn, St John’s Church c.1955.
See the new releases here.