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. (August 2015)



Msf-0314
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Title: Vanitas Allegory
Creator(s): Antonio Pereda y Salgado
Description: still life: globe, coins, picture, clock
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Bal-65447
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Title: Frontispiece to Robert Fludd's Utriusque Cosmi Historia, Tractatus Secundus de Naturae Simia Sue Tecnica Macrocosmi, Frankfurt
Creator(s): Matthäus Merian the Elder
Description: black and white photo
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
Dva-26136
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Title: Meneely and Oothout, Church Bells and Town Clocks
Creator(s): Unknown
Description: (West Troy, NY), advertisement
Vendor: Davis Art Images
Puf-0094
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Title: The Clock Maker (Woodshop Interior)
Creator(s): Jefferson David Chalfant
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Puf-0095
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Title: The Clock Maker (Woodshop Interior)
Creator(s): Jefferson David Chalfant
Description: clock maker at workbench
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Dva-26133
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Title: Daniel Monnier Watch and Clock Maker
Creator(s): Unknown
Description: (Philadelphia), advertisement? / receipt?, recto
Vendor: Davis Art Images
XIR-217905
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Title: Portico of the Horology Pavilion at the Universal Exhibition, Paris
Creator(s): Adolphe Giraudon
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
XIR-038570
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Title: Clock and the Blue Wing
Creator(s): Marc Chagall
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
Lal-08896
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Title: So That's Why... We have Greenwich Mean Time
Creator(s): John Millar Watt
Vendor: Look and Learn
Max-00971
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Title: Time
Creator(s): Max Ferguson
Description: Full view.
Vendor: Max Ferguson