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[picture: Front Cover, In Unfamiliar England]

Pictures from In Unfamiliar England by Thos. D. Murphy (Boston, 1910).

This is a book written by an American tourist. It has the advantage that it is in the public domain and the disadvantage that the text isn’t very good!

Title: In Unfamiliar England

Author: Murphy, Thos. D.

City: Boston

Date: 1910

Total items: 10

Out of copyright (called public domain in the USA), hence royalty-free for all purposes usage credit requested, or as marked.

Some sample images

[picture: Washington Brass, Sulgrave Church]

Washington Brass, Sulgrave Church

We followed the rough cobblestone walk to the church door, but could not gain admittance until the caretaker was found, for Sulgrave Church has been kept strictly under lock and key ever since one of the Washington brasses was stolen—by an American, of course—a few years ago. It is a small, rough, lichen-covered building, much restored, even to [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Town Cross, Stocks and Whipping-Post, Ripple]

Town Cross, Stocks and Whipping-Post, Ripple

“Near the cross, relics of days when there were rogues in Ripple—sureley there are none now—are the oaken stocks and weather-beaten whipping-post.” (p. 132) [more...] [$]

[picture: Corfe Village and Castle]

Corfe Village and Castle

There has been a castle on this site for well over a thousand years. The buildings there now were started in the 11th century, but were slighted (made insignificant, or at least indefensible) after the English Civil War, probably in 1646. Even as a [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Front Cover, In Unfamiliar England]

Front Cover, In Unfamiliar England

A greenish blue cover with gold foil lettering and a black drawing of a castle. [$]

[picture: Caerphilly Castle, South Wales]

Caerphilly Castle, South Wales

“For ten miles from Newport we wend our way over a dusty, ill-kept byroad with sharp turns and steep grades, and before we come to the village we see from some distance the broken towers and battlements of Caerphilly Castle. We pass through the gateway in the straggling walls and the scene of desolation and massive ruin that lies before us is hardly paralleled in impressiveness among British castles,unless it by by Corfe in Dorset. A great [...] [more...] [$]


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Pictures from In Unfamiliar England by Thos. D. Murphy (Boston, 1910).

This is a book written by an American tourist. It has the advantage that it is in the public domain and the disadvantage that the text isn’t very good!


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