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.



Bos-26895
Login to order this item!
Title: New Year's Card: Calendar of the Thiry-eighth Year of Meiji
Creator(s): Unknown
Vendor: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Bos-26391
Login to order this item!
Title: Calendar of Koryo Middle School: the 26th Anniversary, 1916
Creator(s): Unknown
Vendor: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Bos-28859
Login to order this item!
Title: Man Sowing under the Sun with Calendar
Creator(s): Stock Printing Company (Shoken insatsu kabushiki gaisha)
Katsuhiko
Unknown
Vendor: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Met-4249
Login to order this item!
Title: Book of the Knowledge of Ingenious Mechanical Devices by al-Jazari; The Elephant Clock
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Msf-0312
Login to order this item!
Title: Vanitas Allegory
Creator(s): Antonio Pereda y Salgado
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Msf-0314
Login to order this item!
Title: Vanitas Allegory
Creator(s): Antonio Pereda y Salgado
Description: still life: globe, coins, picture, clock
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Dva-26136
Login to order this item!
Title: Meneely and Oothout, Church Bells and Town Clocks
Creator(s): Unknown
Description: (West Troy, NY), advertisement
Vendor: Davis Art Images
Puf-0094
Login to order this item!
Title: The Clock Maker (Woodshop Interior)
Creator(s): Jefferson David Chalfant
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Puf-0095
Login to order this item!
Title: The Clock Maker (Woodshop Interior)
Creator(s): Jefferson David Chalfant
Description: clock maker at workbench
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Dva-26133
Login to order this item!
Title: Daniel Monnier Watch and Clock Maker
Creator(s): Unknown
Description: (Philadelphia), advertisement? / receipt?, recto
Vendor: Davis Art Images
Max-00971
Login to order this item!
Title: Time
Creator(s): Max Ferguson
Description: Full view.
Vendor: Max Ferguson