By Peter Burke
This article evaluates where of pictures between other forms of ancient facts. via reviewing the various kinds of pictures by means of sector, interval and medium, and searching on the pragmatic makes use of of pictures (e.g. the Bayeux Tapestry, an engraving of a printing press, a reconstruction of a building), the writer sheds mild on our assumption that those useful makes use of are "reflections" of particular historic meanings and affects. He additionally exhibits how this assumption could be not easy.