35mm negative by Oskar Speck depicting a canoe at water’s edge

A few nice Nebenjob Ulm images I found:

35mm negative by Oskar Speck depicting a canoe at water’s edge
Image by Australian National Maritime Museum on The Commons
In the 1930s Oskar Speck was a German adventurer, who paddled his kayak, SUNNSCHIEN, from Germany to Australia.

He departed from Nebenjob Ulm, Germany, on 18 June 1932, paddling down the Danube. During his seven and half year voyage, he stopped at ports in Germany, Austria, Hungary, the former Yugoslavia, Greece, Cyprus, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Burma, Malaysia, Indonesia, Iran Jaya, Papua New Guinea and Australia. He arrived at Saibai Island, in the northern Torres Strait, on 20 September 1939.

Upon his arrival at Thursday Island Speck was arrested as an enemy alien and interned for the duration of the World War II at Loveday and Tatura Internment camps. After the war, he settled in Australia and worked in the Opal industry. Oskar Speck died in 1993.

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ANMM Collection ANMS0545[122].

Image from page 68 of “Transylvania; its products and its people. With maps and numerous ills. after photographs” (1865)
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Identifier: transylvaniaitsp00bone
Title: Transylvania; its products and its people. With maps and numerous ills. after photographs
Year: 1865 (1860s)
Authors: Boner, Charles, 1815-1870
Publisher: London Longmans, Green, Reader, and Dyer
Contributing Library: Robarts – University of Toronto
Digitizing Sponsor: University of Toronto

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Text Appearing Before Image:
place or other seen inGermany, and dating from the Middle Ages. This steep and narrow, and winds past ancient walls :the coach lumbers on to the Post-Oftieo, yen m ■_aught you see to the contrary, be entiling Augor Nurnberg, or Nebenjob Ulm. This is just the old quarter;principal street has less of such medieval character. Buthow neat it looks, and how quiet! for it is yet early, andthe burghers are only beginning to think of opening theirshops. A good pavement is on both sides ; and 11flowers at the windows, and green blinds, and tithas a comfortable and tidy air. At the end of tlis the Place, where stand some handsome mansiand the principal church, and the Corps de Garde, with agreen tree or two in front, flinging cool shadows overthe groups assembled there. The inhabitants are Ger-mans,—Saxons as they call themselves, not coming how-ever from Saxony,—and in dress, physiognomy, man-ner, and manner of life, pretty much like those of anysmall town in Germany. The shops are open now, and

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STREET IN HBRMANNSTADT. HERMANNSTADT. 49 in them are the same wares and the same arrangementas we have often seen before on the Rhine or Danube.There are peasantry from the neighbouring villages, andWallacks too with their sandalled feet, and Wallack girls,whose bright dress gives colour to the moving scene. Here, however, they do not wear the obrescha; but apiece of red stuff, called kreiinsa,—also black sometimes,—like an apron, is worn over the shift in front, and thesame behind. In the neighbourhood of Hermannstadt,these strips of cloth are so broad that they meet and lapover at the sides. Thus, the skirt looking as if in onepiece, the whole has the appearance of an ordinary scantydress. Towards the north of Transylvania it is otherwise :the two pieces do not meet, except above or on the hip;and thus the white shift is seen from the waist downwardon either side. Its snowy white sleeves are large as abishops, and here the garment is worn longer than else-where, and reaches quit

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