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Dec 02, 2009
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Ole Bull portraits

Ole Bull portraits

Ole Bull started his career in the very beginning of the photographic era. The earliest pictures of him are lithographic prints and original artworks. As his life progressed there are more and more photographs og him. Bergen Public Library has compiled this chronological collection of portraits from their flickr-commons collection.

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Humbug & marketing

Humbug & marketing

Not only the King of the violin, but also the master of marketing. Learn the secrets of 19th century success.

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Virtuoso & celebrity

Virtuoso & celebrity

A man of such fame and charisma as Ole was bound to attract both friends and enemies - read the opinions of the public and his peers.

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Ole Bull's violin - 360 view

Ole Bull's violin - 360 view

Ole Bull's fabolous violin made by Gasparo da Salo in 1562, the angelhead carved by Benevenuto Cellini. The violin is on permanent display as a part of the exhibition "People and Possessions" at Vestlandske Kunstindustrimuesum in Bergen. Use your cursor to rotate and zoom the picture.

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1st. America Tour

1st. America Tour

Join Ole Bull on his first tour of the United States.

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No. 1 Superstar!

No. 1 Superstar!

Explore the life and work of a 19th century superstar!

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The art of holding the violin and bow

The art of holding the violin and bow

As one of the great masters of the violin - Ole Bull's technique was a source of great interest, and A. B. Crosby, M.D. wrote a book on the subject in 1880. Bergen Public Library has made this book available for reading online.

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