The Rialto Bridge (Italian: Ponte di Rialto) is one of the four bridges spanning the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy. It is the oldest bridge across the canal. The present stone bridge, a single span designed by Antonio da Ponte, was finally completed in 1591.
Britain; England; Government; Suffrage; Vote; Politics; Nineteenth century; 19th century
Parliamentary Reform - extension of the suffrage. Police attempted to prevent a Reform meeting in Hyde Park but the demonstrators broke down the park railings and overwhelmed the police. From The Illustrated London News, 4 August 1866.
Parce Domine ..' (detail): Painting by Adolphe Willette (1857-1926) French painter, illustrator and printmaker, for Le Chat Noir (Black Cat) cabaret, 1899. Man in Pierrot costume plays a guitar and girl with tambourine dances with abandon.
The Grand Coronation of Napoleon 1st, Emperor of France, from the Church of Notre-Dame, 2 December 1804. Gilray cartoon 1805. Dejected Pope Pius VII, Emperor's train supported by Spain, Prussia and Holland.
Paul Broca (1824-1880) French physician, anatomist and anthropologist. Discovered the location of speech production area in the front lobes of the brain. Engraving from Harper's New Monthly Magazine (New York, 1899).
William Graham Sumner (1840-1910), American sociologist, economist, and protagonist of Social Darwinism. Professor of sociology at Yale University. From The Popular Science Monthly (New York, June 1889).
Death of the French anarchist Jean Pauwels, blown up by the bomb he was intending to plant in the Church of La Madeleine, Paris, France. From 'Le Petit Journal', Paris, 26 March 1894. Terrorism, Terrorist, Anarchism,
Panic in the travelling menagerie on show at the town hall, Montceau-les-Mines, France, housing lions and polar bears. Man sets fire to building while lighting petrol lamp. From 'Le Petit Journal', Paris, 26 September 1891. Entertainment
Ireland, Dingle Peninsular, site of early church, cross, relic, early Christian church, Irish Christianity, well- maintained, well-preserved, stone, sunny, blue sky, white cloud, small cross-slab, bed of stones, beside Gallarus oratory
New Year's Day in Paris: Street market stall holder demonstrates puppet of Mr Punch (Pulchinello) to prosperous family and their pet dog while baker's boy looks on. From 'Le Petit Journal' Paris, 2 January 1892. France, Toy, Child
Emile Zola (1840-1902) French journalist and novelist of the Naturalistic school, addressing the conference of the Institute of Journalists in London, 1893. The title of the paper he gave was 'L'Anonymat dans la Presse' (Anonymity in Journalism). Engraving.
Mrs FR Benson (born Constance Featherstonhaugh - 1860-1945) English actress. Married the actor-manager Frank Benson (1858-1939) in 1886 and appeared for many years as his leading lady. Here as Doll Tearsheet in King Henry IV by William Shakeaspere.
North American; F-86A-7-NA; Sabre; Sabre-jet; G-SABR; 48-0178; FU-178; fighter; Korean War; USAF; US Air Force; United States Air Force; Golden Apple Operations; aircraft; aviation; aeroplane; airplane; classic; vintage; jet; fast jet; warbird; parked; static; chocked; cockpit; canopy; hood open; airbrakes out; sunshine; blue sky; Duxford; IPSV0178; IPSV0177; IPSV4391; IPSV5478; IPSV0519; IPSV4966
Millicent Fawcett (born Garrett - 1847-1929) English feminist, for 50 years a leader of movement for women's suffrage. Sister of the pioneer woman physician Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, and wife of Henry Fawcett, blind radical politician.
A Labour of Love. Little boy in straw hat and sailor suit, hoes the flower garden for his grandmother who sits watching outside her thatched country cottage. Chromolithograph from The Prize for Girls and Boys, London, 1905.
Chapel of the Carmelites. Musee de St Denis, Paris. Above the altar, angel reveals the Sacred Heart pierced with a sword (representing God the Son) which appears in rays of hevenly light and surrounded by seraphims. On left, aristocratic woman kneels in prayer. Doors on right decorated with palm fronds, symbols of sainthood.
Firing a cannon into clouds to stop a hail storm, 1901. It was claimed that rain fell instead of the anticipated hail which would have damaged the grape vines in the wine producing area of Denice-en-Beaujolais. From Le Petit Journal, (Paris, 7 July 1901
Louis VIII, the Lion (1187-1226) a member of the Capetian dynasty, king of France from 1223. In the First Baron's War (1216) against King John, Louis was offered the throne of England and was proclaimed king in London in May 1216. On 14 June he captured
British; English; Royalty; Regicide; Nineteenth century; 19th century
Attempted assassination of Queen Victoria (1819-1901). On the evening of Wednesday 10 June 1840 Victoria and Prince Albert were travelling in a carriage along Constitution Hill near Buckingham Palace, London, when Edward Oxford fired a pistol at the Queen. Hand-coloured lithograph.
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