Robert Kindersley, lst Baron Kindersley (1871-1951) British stockbroker and merchant banker. Chairman of National Savings Committee 1916-1920 then its President until 1946. Led Britain's War Savings Campaign.
Unloading frozen meat from Sydney, Australia, in South West India Dock, Millwall, London. Hold of the 'Catania', which sailed on 28 August with nearly 120 tons of meat. Fitted with Haslam's refrigeration machinery. Cargo sent by McIlwraith, McEacharn & Co who shortly before had sent first historic consignment in the 'Strathleven'. Wood engraving November 1881. Refrigeration offered Australia great opportunities to develop meat exports. Prior to this, majority of carcasses were rendered down and exported as by-products such as tallow.
Alexandra of Denmark (1844-1925) standing, Princess of Wales, wife of future Edward VII, with her father Kristian IX of Denmark (1818-1906), her mother, her daughter the Duchess of Fife, and grand-daughter Alexandra. Four generations. Photograph published 1890-1894. Woodburytype.
Artist's reconstruction of casting weapons in the Iron Age. Left background, heating metal in furnace. Right, pouring molten metal into mould. Centre, Mould opened and cast object removed. Engraving 1889.
World War I 1914-1918: Eastern Front. German soldiers in a defensive position in the basement of a house where they have entrenched the floor, Vistula region of Poland 1915, which was devastated by retreating Russians.
Chedingen, King Behanzin of Dahomey's (now Republic of Benin) chief counsellor and leader of the Dahomean delegation to Paris. From 'Le Petit Journal', Paris, 25 November 1893. France, French, Africa, Colonialism
Waiting: Four children and the family dog waiting patiently for their Christmas dinner to be cooked on the spit in front of the fire. Illustration from 'Le Petit Journal', Paris, 27 December 1890. Food, Cooking, Roasting, Family
Mikhail Abramaovich Morozov' (1870-1903 Russian collector and patron of arts), 1902. Oil on canvas. Portrait by Valentin Serov (1865-1911) Russian painter. Full-length portrait of bald, portly, bearded man in grey suit. Male
?Cornelia, Mother of the Gracchi', 1795. Joseph Benois Suvee (1843-1807) French painter. Cornelia, Ancient Roman matron who, widowed, devoted herself to educating her 'jewels', her children Gaius, Tiberius and Sempronia.
Fitzroy H J Somerset, 1st Baron Raglan (1788-1855) British soldier; on Wellington's staff 1808-1812. Lost his sword arm at Waterloo. Commander-in-Chief of British troops in Crimean War. Gave the order for Charge of the Light Brigade at Balaclava 1854. Engraving.
James, Duke of Monmouth (1649-1685) illegitimate son of Charles II and Lucy Walter. Pretender to the thrones of Scotland and England. After failure of Monmouth Rebellion, beheaded on Tower Hill. Engraving
Balaam's Ass: Balaam, Old Testament prophet and diviner, ordered by Balak, King of the Moabites, to curse the Israelites. Chided by his ass for entertaining such an evil idea, he blessed the Israelites. Illustration by William Marshall Craig (c1765-c1834)
The Tunguska Event, or Tunguska Explosion, 30 June 1908, near the Podkamennaya, Tunguska River, Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia. Cause disputed, but generally accepted as caused by a meteorite. Detail of blasted trees.
War of the Spanish Succession: John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough (1650-1722), mounted and holding fieled marshal's baton, at the Battle of Blenheim (Hochstadt), 13 August 1704. Allies victorious against the French. Engraving.
Deborah, Hebrew prophetess who delivered her people from Jabin, King of Canaan, and his general Sisera, singing her song of triumph. Judges 5:1. 13th century BC. From Gustave Dore's illustrated Bible 1866. Wood engraving.
Micah the Moreshtite prophet telling the Israelites For, behold, the Lord cometh forth ... and will come down, and tread upon the high places of the earth. Bible Micah I: 3. Illustration by Gustave Dore 1865-1856. Wood engraving
George Anson, Baron Anson (1697-1762) English naval commander, in the 'Centurion' (right) taking the Spanish galleon 'Nostra Signora de Cabadonga' off the Philippines. War of Jenkins' Ear 1739-48. Woodcut c.1895
International Woman Suffrage Alliance - 1914. In centre of seated row is Carrie Chapman Catt (1859-1947), American feminist leader. 2nd from left Millicent Garrett Fawcett (1847-1929), leader of British women's suffrage movement.
Children carrying loads of clay in the brickyards of the English Midlands. It was estimated that at this time there were between 20,000 and 30,000 children from 5 to 16 at work in British brickyards. From The Graphic, London, 27 May, 1871. Wood engraving.
Galileo presenting his telescope to the Muses, and pointing out a heliocentric system of the universe. Note Jupiter and its satellites, the phases of Venus, and the triple nature of Saturn. From Operere di Galileo Galilei, Bologna 1655-1656. Engraving
William Shakespeare: Hamlet, Act l, Sc. IV. Hamlet seeing his father's ghost on the battlements of Elsinore Castle. Illustration by Robert Dudley (active 1858-1893) published London 1856-1858. Chromolithograph.
William Tyndale of Tindale (c1494-1536), English translator of the Bible, on morning of his death, giving his jailer a packet for John Rogers (pseudonym of Thomas Mather) thought to have contained his work on the Old Testament. Late 19th century wood engraving.
Ulrich Zwingli (1481-1531) Swiss Reformation divine. Chaplain to Swiss forces during Second War of Kappel when he was killed in battle. Copperplate engraving by Konrad Meyer (1618-89) from series of 90 portraits of fellow citizens of Zurich.
Rodolfo Fierro (far right), stands by as Pancho Villa (in the Presidential chair) chats with Emiliano Zapata at Mexico City. T?mas Urbina is seated at far left, Otilio Monta?o (with his head bandaged) is seated to the far right.
Hans-Jochen Vogel (born 3 February 1926) German politician. Vogel was Mayor of Munich from 1960?72. After the general election in 1972 he became Federal Minister for Regional Planning, Construction and Urban Development. He served as Federal Minister of Justice from 1974?81. In January 1981 he was elected Mayor of West Berlin but lost the election in June to Richard von Weizs?cker. From June 1981 to 1983 he chaired the SPD's parliamentary group in the state parliament of Berlin. In 1983 he was his party's candidate against Chancellor Helmut Kohl. He lost the election and succeeded Herbert Wehner as the chairman of the SPD's parliamentary group and in 1987 he succeeded Willy Brandt as the party chairman.
German occupation of Paris - French citizens watch as German troops pass through the Place de la Concorde, 14 June 1940. The French government signed an armistice and Paris was handed over intact to the invaders
Hindu god Shiva appears as Nataraja (lord of the dance) dancing in a ring of fire. In his hair is a small representation of the goddess Ganga. Bronze figure of Nataraja, Tamil Nadu, southern India, Chola dynasty, c1100. Mythology
Poster for the re-election to the US Senate in 1920 of James D Phelan (1861-1930) American Democrat politician and banker. He campaigned against Japanese settlement in California. One poster said 'Keep California White'.