Woman with issue of blood touching the border of Jesus' garment and being healed of her affliction. Jesus said to her 'Daughter, they faith hath made thee whole'. From J.J. Tissot The Life of our Saviour Jesus Christ c1890. Oleograph.
Princess Charlotte of Wales (1796-1817) only child of George IV of Great Britain and Caroline of Brunswick, with her husband Leopold of Saxe-Coburg (1790-1865) later Leopold I of Belgium, whom she married in 1816. Heiress to the throne and universally popular, she died in childbirth 1817. Stipple engraving from History of the Wars Occasioned by the French Revolution... by CH Gifford (London, 1817).
Hackling Flax by hand. The stalks were broken apart by beating down on a metal comb. They were then retted (rotted) in water to remove the soft tissue, leaving the fibrous material. The long fibres of the stem Flax plant (Linum) were processed to produce linen. Engraving from Great Industries of Great Britain (London, c1880).
Louis VII (1120-1180) king of France from 1137, member of the Capetian dynasty and first husband of Eleanor of Aquitaine. The marriage was annulled and Eleanor married Henry of Anjou, later Henry II of England. Copperplate engraving 1793.
Artist's impression of Tycho on his way home on the night of 11 November 1572 observing an unfamiliar bright star in the constellation Cassiopeia. Engraving from Astronomie Populaire by Camille Flammarion (Paris, 1881). Tycho Brahe (Tyge Ottesen Brahe - 1546-1601) Danish astronomer, astrologer and alchemist who built astronomical instruments which enabled him to make the most accurate observations of his time.
George Lacy Evans (1787-1870) British general, born at Moig, Ireland. In the Napoleonic Wars he served in the Peninsular campaign, and was present at Quatre Bras and at Waterloo. In the Crimean (Russo-Turkish) War (1853-1856) he commanded the British 2nd Division.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-1892) English popular Baptist preacher, born at Kelvedon, Essex. Called the Prince of Preachers, he drew audiences of over 10,000. By the time of his death, he had preached 36,000 sermons. Engraving from The Illustrated News of the World (London, c1860).
Agnes, martyred c304, patron saint of virgins, with her emblem a lamb, and Catherine of Alexandria, wearing coronet representing royal descent, holding sword and spiked wheel, instruments of her martyrdom in 307. Figure bottom left is Emperor Maximus who put Catherine to death. Ring attests worthiness of virgin-martyrs as brides of Christ. Chromolithograph after picture attributed to Margaret van Eyck (15th century)
Steam ship 'Deutschland' which was wrecked on the sandbank off the Thames Estuary known as the Kentish Knock during a storm on the night of 6th to 7th December 1875. Among those on board who were lost were five Franciscan nuns, refugees from Germany's anti-Catholic Falk Laws. The English Jesuit poet Gerard commemorated the event in his poem The Wreck of the Deutschland (1876).
?Jeanne Laisne (born 1456) French heroine called Jeann Hachette. On 27 June 1472 she prevented Beauvais being captured by forces of Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy. Nineteenth century Trade Card Chromolithograph?
First Franco-Hova War 1883-1886: French assault on Fort Hova. War ended with the Treaty of Tamatave, January 1886. France, Colonisation, Battle, Solar topee, Malagassy, Madagascar, Chromolithograph, Trade Card
First Franco-Hova War 1883-1886: French marines embarking for Madagascar at Brest. War ended with the Treaty of Tamatave, January 1886. Chromolithograph Colonisation Malagassy Brittany France Trade Card
John Kimber, Bristol ship's captain, holding whip, in 1792 tried for murder of female slave while punishing her for failing to eat. Found not guilty but case used by Abolitionist to highlight cruelty of slave trade. I Cruickshank, 1792.
Lingering snow at Asukayama, 1838. Utagawa Hiroshiga (1797-1858) Japanese Uukiyo-e artist. Snow-covered hillside dotted with trees and shrines, in foreground pedestrians, one leading a horse, struggle towards buildings. Landscape
The Standard of Ur, Sumerian artefact excavated from what had been the Royal Cemetery in the ancient city of Ur, dates from around 2600-2400 BC. Excavated by British archaeologist Sir Leonard Woolley in the 1920s. A hollow wooden box measuring 21. 59 x 49.53 cm, inlaid with a mosaic of shell, red limestone and lapis lazuli. It is currently in a reconstructed state. The Standard of Ur has two main panels, 'Peace' and 'War'. War, here, is one of the earliest representations of a Sumerian army, engaged in what is believed to be a border skirmish and its aftermath.
George Wakelyn Harry Smith (1787-1860) British soldier born at Whittelsey, Cambridgeshire, England. He entered the army in 1805 and retired with the rank of Lieutenant-General. During the Napoleonic Wars he served under Wellington in the Peninsular campaign. Shortly after the British victory at the storming of Badajoz (6 April 1812) he married a 14-year old well-born Spanish girl, Juana, and their story is told in the historical novel The Spanish Bride (1940) by Georgette Heyer. Appointed Governor of Cape Colony, South Africa, 1847. The town of Ladysmith, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, is named for his wife. Engraving from The Illustrated News of the World (London, c1860).
Britain; Industry; Manufacture; Textile; Mass; Production
Camperdown Linen Works, Dundee, Angus, Scotland. Proprietors, Cox Brothers. In spite of its name, this was a Jute mill, and Cox Brothers had a branch in Calcutta, India, which ensured the proper handling and shipping of its raw material. All materials entered and left the factory by rail, and it had its own branch line connencting it with the main railway system. From Great Industries of Great Britain (London, c1880). Engraving.
Samuel Baker (1821-1893) English explorer and his second wife Florence Baker (1845-1916 - born Barbara Maria Szasz in Transylvania) whom he bought at a white slave auction at Vidin. Florence accompanied him on his arduous expeditions in Africa. From Heroes of Britain in Peace and War by Edwin Hodder (London, c1880).
Verney Lovett Cameron (1844-1894) English explorer in Central Africa. Born at Radipole near Weymouth, Dorset. Cameron's expedition to Africa (1872-1875). Being received by the king of the Congo. Cameron was chosen by the Royal Geographical Society to find Livingstone, but arrived after Livingstone was dead. He traced the Congo-Zambesi watershed for a great distance, and explored the southern half of Lake Tanganyika. Engraving from Le Journal de la Jeunesse (Paris, c1879).
A coal miner cleaning up after work with the help of his wife. Before the days of piped water and pit-head baths, after a day hewing coal underground the miner had only a tub on the living room floor filled with water from an outside pump to wash away the coal dust from his skin. Northumberland and Durham Coalfield, England. Engraving from The Graphic (London, 18 February 1871).
British overland Arctic expedition led by Sir John Franklin (1786-1847) 1819-1822. North American Indians sent by George Back arriving at 'Fort Enterprise' with help for the starving Franklin, Richardson, Hepburn and their three surviving companions. Engraving from Heroes of Britain by Edwin Hodder (London, c1880).
Henry Morton Stanley (1840-1904) born John Rowlands at Denbigh, Wales, Welsh-born American journalist and explorer, on his 1874-1876 African expedition under the auspices of the New York Herald and the Daily Telegraph of London, circumnavigating Lake Victoria Nyanza and mapping Lake Tanganyika. Stanley and his party man-handling his launch 'Lady Alice' overland. Engraving from Le Voleur (Paris, 5 October 1877).
Philip IV, the Fair (1268-1314) a member of the Capetian dynasty, king of France from 1285. He forced Pope Clement V to dissolve the Knights Templar, and appropriated their property (1314). Copperplate engraving, 1793.
Philipp Ivanovich, Count von Brunnow (1797-1875) Russian diplomat. Ambassador to London both before and after the Crimean (Russo-Turkish) War 1853-1856. Engraving from The Illustrated News of the World (London, c1860).
Thomas Babington Macaulay, lst Baron Macaulay (1800-1859) English historian, poet and Whig politician, born at Leicester. Author of History of England from the accession of James II (1848) and Lays of Ancient Rome (1842). Engraving c1870.
The third Eddystone lighthouse on the Stone 13 miles South-east of Polperro, Cornwall, England. Built by John Rudyerd was first lit in 1709 and destroyed by fire on 2 December 1755. Engraving from The Sea by F Whymper (London, c1890).
Britain; Industry; Manufacture; Textile; Mass; Production
J & J Clark's Anchor Thread Works, Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland. Clarks were known for their sewing threads and mercerised cotton for more than a century. From Great Industries of Great Britain (London, c1880). Engraving.
British; Literature; English; Theatre; Play; Entertainment
Henry Irving (1838-1905) English actor-manager. The first actor to be honoured with a knighthood (1895). Irving as the king in the tragedy King Lear by William Shakespeare Photogravure of the painting by Bernard Partridge.
Opening of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway, England on 15 September 1830. The engineer for the work was George Stephenson (1781-1848). Woodcut from Roads and Railroads, Vehicles, and Modes of Travelling (London, c1840).
London Home for Boys, Stepney Causeway. This was home for 300 deprived orphans and homeless boys from the streets of London. As well as being provided with a bed and food and clothing, the boys were taught a trade such as tailoring, brush making or carpentry. From The Quiver (London, 1883).
William Scholefield (1809-1867), English radical Member of Parliament for Birmingham. First Mayor of Birmingham (1838) when the city was incorporated. Engraving from The Illustrated News of the World (London, c1860).
John Baldwin Buckstone (1802-1879) English comic actor and playwright born at Hoxton, London. Made his first London appearance on 30 January 1823 at the Surrey Theatre in Fortunes of Nigel based on the historical novel by Walter Scott first published in 1822. As a playwright, he wrote mainly melodramas and farces. Engraving from The Illustrated News of the World (London, c1860).
John Walter the Younger (1818-1894) English newspaper proprietor and politician. Chief proprietor of The Times of London. Introduced the Walter printing press in 1869. A Member of Parliament from 1845-1885. Engraving from The Illustrated News of the World (London, c1860).
Section of the bone cavern at Gaylenreuth, Franconia, Germany. William Buckland (1784-1856) English geologist and clergyman, considered the remains to be evidence of the Biblical Flood. From The Museum of Science and Art by Dionysius Lardner (London, 1855). Engraving.
Miners breaking up rock by setting a fire on it. When the rock cooled it would crack and shatter which made it easy to work with picks. Greater break up could be achieved by pouring cold water over the hot rock. This process was used in Saxony, Hungary and the Harz mines before the introduction of blasting powder. From Underground Life; or, Mines and Miners by Louis Simonin (London, 1869). Wood engraving.
Mary, Queen of Scots (1542-1587), mother of James VI of Scotland and I of England, landing in England in May 1567, throwing herself on the mercy of her cousin, Elizabeth I. Mary spent the rest of her life as Elizabeth's prisoner and was beheaded at Fotheringay. From The Imperial History of England by Theophilus Camden (London, 1832). Engraving.
Charles VII the Victorious (1403-1461) king of France from 1422. Crowned in 1429 after the French victory at Patay. His reign saw end of Hundred Years War with England (1453) and he regained all the territory lost to England, apart from the port of Calais
Fingal's Cave, best-known of the caves in the basalt stacks on the southwest coast of Staffa, Inner Hebrides, Scotland. 69 metres long and 12 metres wide with a roof arch approximately 22 metres high this natural phenomenon was the inspiration for Felix Mendelssohn's (1809-1847) overture The Hebrides. Hand-coloured engraving published 1849.
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) German composer, in 1875. From a photograph. Legend reads Johannes Brahms zurfreundlichen Erinnerung an Klara (und Fritz) Simrock (In friendly remembrance of Klara (and Fritz) Simrock).
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