CDR-1367: SR Set: Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)

On June 30, 2015 a 'leap second' was added to make up the difference between International Atomic Time and Universal Time (or Astronomical Time). This event prompted us to explore the idea of time as it is represented visually in the Scholars Resource archive. The measurement of time began with the use of shadows cast by the sun as in sun dials or shadow clocks (among the earliest being ancient Egyptian obelisks). Over the centuries more elaborate instruments such as clocks, astrolabes, armillary spheres, etc. were developed particularly in pursuit of mapping celestial bodies for navigational purposes. The measurement of time remains an important element in navigation, be it for crossing the high seas in1492, navigating our quotidian life today, or traveling to the dwarf planet Pluto in the twenty-first century.



Mgb-0017
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Title: Abbey Church of Weingarten
Creator(s): Andreas Moosbrugger
Herkomer, Johann Jakob
Franz Beer II
Donato Giuseppi Frisoni
Description: Total view of façade
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Mgb-0018
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Title: Abbey Church of Weingarten
Creator(s): Andreas Moosbrugger
Herkomer, Johann Jakob
Franz Beer II
Donato Giuseppi Frisoni
Description: Detail view of clock tower, sculptural gable screen, curvilinear entablature
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Mia-0545
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Title: Duomo (Palermo Cathedral) Our Lady of the Assumption
Description: det: S flank dome & clock tower at eastern end (dome by Ferdinand FUGA). Free-standing statue of St. Rosalia banishing the plague from Messina
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Mia-0570
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Title: Duomo (Palermo Cathedral) Our Lady of the Assumption
Description: detail of cathedral plaza: Norman tower transfored by clock & Gothic elements, with freestanding 18th c. sculpture of Sts. Rasalia driving out the plague
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Nib-0053
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Title: Rajabhai Clock-tower and University Library, Bombay
Description: Total view of Rajabhai Tower from Bhaurao Patil Marg
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
ACa-1280
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Title: Town clock and tower
Vendor: Hartill Art Associates
Dva-8534
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Title: Town Clock general view
Creator(s): Robert Mills
Vendor: Davis Art Images
Neb-0001
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Title: Houses of Parliament (Palace of Westminster)
Creator(s): Charles Barry the Elder
Description: Total Thames Façade fr ENE on Westminster Bridge
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Dva-2774
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Title: Houses of Parliament
Creator(s): Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin
Charles Barry the Elder
Description: View of Big Ben
Vendor: Davis Art Images
Neb-0003
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Title: Houses of Parliament (Palace of Westminster)
Creator(s): Charles Barry the Elder
Description: det: upper stories of Big Ben Tower
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Neb-0004
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Title: Houses of Parliament (Palace of Westminster)
Creator(s): Charles Barry the Elder
Description: close det: spire of Big Ben Tower
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Nib-0041
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Title: Victoria Terminus Railway Station, Bombay
Creator(s): Frederick Stevens
Description: General view NE
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Nib-0043
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Title: Victoria Terminus Railway Station, Bombay
Creator(s): Frederick Stevens
Description: clock tower and central dome
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Nib-0045
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Title: Victoria Terminus Railway Station, Bombay
Creator(s): Frederick Stevens
Description: Detail: base of clock tower
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
AFr-2036
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Title: Gare de Lyon
Description: façade
Vendor: Hartill Art Associates
AFr-2037
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Title: Gare de Lyon
Description: clock tower
Vendor: Hartill Art Associates
ACa-0394B
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Title: Parliament Buildings, Ottawa
Description: west wing and entrance to House of Commons; façade
Vendor: Hartill Art Associates
ACa-0390B
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Title: Parliament Buildings, Ottawa
Description: center block; south façade; peace tower; upper stages and clock
Vendor: Hartill Art Associates
AFr-3004
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Title: Hotel de Ville,Calais, France
Description: façade, clock tower
Vendor: Hartill Art Associates
AFr-3005
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Title: Hotel de Ville,Calais, France
Description: clock tower
Vendor: Hartill Art Associates
AFr-3006
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Title: Hotel de Ville,Calais, France
Description: clock tower; turreted belfry
Vendor: Hartill Art Associates
Ard-39054
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Title: Roddick Memorial Gates
Creator(s): Grattan D.Thompson
Description: Overall view looking north
Vendor: Archivision, Inc.
Ard-39055
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Title: Roddick Memorial Gates
Creator(s): Grattan D.Thompson
Description: Terminating block (clock tower), west flank; Clock faces on all four sides. The clock has four bells which sound the Westminster chimes.
Vendor: Archivision, Inc.
Ard-39058
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Title: Roddick Memorial Gates
Creator(s): Grattan D.Thompson
Description: Terminating block, west flank, detail of clock; Clock faces on all four sides. The clock has four bells which sound the Westminster chimes.
Vendor: Archivision, Inc.
Dva-8208
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Title: Board of Trade Building north facade detail: clock and sculpture
Creator(s): Holabird & Root
Vendor: Davis Art Images
Met-07113
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Title: The Creation of the World and the Expulsion from Paradise
Creator(s): Giovanni di Paolo
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-04722
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Title: Celestial Globe with Clockwork
Creator(s): Gerhard Emmoser
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Mhf-1809
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Title: The Astronomer
Creator(s): Jan Vermeer
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Mhf-1810
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Title: The Astronomer
Creator(s): Jan Vermeer
Description: astronomer and globe
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Bos-40865
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Title: Portrait of a Man in his Study
Creator(s): Marguerite Gérard
Vendor: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Ver-01869
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Title: Los Angeles Public Library-Sculptures
Creator(s): Lee Lawrie
Description: Lodwrick M. Cook Rotunda. Detail. Chandelier. Design represents the solar system, with a glass globe surrounded by zodiac signs.
Vendor: Veritas Imaging
Met-04754
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Title: Navigational Chart (Rebbilib)
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Dva-6479
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Title: Pyramid of the Calendar
Description: general view
Vendor: Davis Art Images
Dva-6421
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Title: Three calendar disks on ground
Description: Tonina Chiapas
Vendor: Davis Art Images
Dva-6422
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Title: Three calendar disks on ground
Description: detail: one with glyphs around vacant circle
Vendor: Davis Art Images
Kir-6570
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Title: Calendar, Roman floor mosaic
Description: General view.
Vendor: Inter-American Institute/Dr. James Bartholomay Kiracofe
Kir-6571
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Title: Calendar, Roman floor mosaic
Description: Detail: of square motifs.
Vendor: Inter-American Institute/Dr. James Bartholomay Kiracofe
Kir-6573
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Title: Calendar, Roman floor mosaic
Description: Detail: of square motifs.
Vendor: Inter-American Institute/Dr. James Bartholomay Kiracofe
Bos-21627
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Title: Japanese postcard
Creator(s): Unknown
Vendor: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Bos-26831
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Title: New Year's Card: Children by a Black Board
Creator(s): Unknown
Vendor: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston