Hourglasses Photos

Sand running through an hourglass is an age old way of tracking time. It is also a symbol of aging.

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Hourglass marking 1/4 up to 1 hour from southern Germany at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.Hourglass by Furniture Shop at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Hourglass at Gladstone's Land tenement house. Edinburgh, Scotland.Hourglass & other instruments in Da Vince workshops at Château de Clos Lucé. Amboise, France.
Hourglass marking 1/4 up to 1 hour (16thC) from southern Germany at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.Hourglass (c1915) by Furniture Shop at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Hourglass at Gladstone's Land tenement house. Edinburgh, Scotland.Hourglass & other instruments in Da Vince workshops at Château de Clos Lucé. Amboise, France.
Ship's hourglass at John Cabot House. Beverly, MA.Drop-front desk with hourglasses at Conference House. Staten Island, NY.Rear of Blackstone chair which incorporates hourglass to time oral exams up to mid 19th C at Hunterian Museum. Glasgow, Scotland.Hourglass timer in kitchen at Tenement House museum. Glasgow, Scotland.
Ship's hourglass at John Cabot House. Beverly, MA.Drop-front desk with hourglasses at Conference House. Staten Island, NY.Rear of Blackstone chair which incorporates hourglass to time oral exams up to mid 19th C at Hunterian Museum. Glasgow, Scotland.Hourglass timer in kitchen at Tenement House museum. Glasgow, Scotland.
Gnomes with hourglass on Equitable Life Insurance building. Des Moines, IA.Owl over hourglass design in House chamber of Minnesota State Capitol. St. Paul, MN.Ivory sleeping infant crowned with laurel wreath leaning on skull & hourglass symbolic of Vanity from Germany at Louvre Museum. Paris, France.Alexander VII Monument by Bernini in St. Peter's, Vatican, features Death with hourglass reaching from beneath sculpted drapery. Vatican City.
Gnomes with hourglass on Equitable Life Insurance building. Des Moines, IA.Owl over hourglass design in House chamber of Minnesota State Capitol. St. Paul, MN.Ivory sleeping infant crowned with laurel wreath leaning on skull & hourglass symbolic of Vanity (17th C) from Germany at Louvre Museum. Paris, France.Alexander VII Monument by Bernini (1678) in St. Peter's, Vatican, features Death with hourglass reaching from beneath sculpted drapery. Vatican City.
Tombstone with grim reapers & hourglass at Granary Burying Ground. Boston, MA.Tombstone with grim reaper & hourglass at Granary Burying Ground. Boston, MA.Tombstone with grim reaper & hourglass at Granary Burying Ground. Boston, MA.
Tombstone with grim reapers & hourglass at Granary Burying Ground. Boston, MA.Tombstone with grim reaper & hourglass at Granary Burying Ground. Boston, MA.Tombstone with grim reaper & hourglass (1737) at Granary Burying Ground. Boston, MA.

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