Ralph Abercromby (1734-1801) Scottish soldier. General leading successful Anglo-Turkish force against French at Aboukir Bay (Alexandria) 21 March 1801. Abercromby, mortally wounded, being helped from his horse. Copperplate engraving London 1833
Jean le Rond D'Alembert (1717-1783) French philosopher, mathematician and encyclopedist. [18th century]. Collaborated with Denis Diderot (1713-1784) on the Encyclopedie of which he was scientific editor until 1758 and for which he wrote the Discours Preliminaire declaring the philosophy of the French Enlightenment. Engraving by LJ Cathelin (1738-1804) after CN Cochin (1715-1790).
London Board School, Denmark Terrace, Islington: Waiting for soup at dinner time. From The Graphic London 7 December 1889. This soup was probably the most nourishing meal in the day for these children. Wood engraving.
The Trial of a Witch, 17th century Puritan America. Illustration for the play Giles Corey, Yeoman by Mary E Wilkins (Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman), American novelist and playwright. Wood engraving 1892.
Mrs Claire Cumberbatch, of 1303 Dean Street, leader of the Bedford-Stuyvesant group protesting alleged segregated school, leads the oath of allegiance to the flag in a class of African Americans, 12 September 1958. Photographer: Dick DeMarsico.
School integration conflicts, Little Rock, Arkansas. Photograph shows an African American boy walking through a crowd of white boys during a period of violence related to school integration. 1957. Thomas J O'Halloran, photographer.
Charles Kingsley (1819-1875) British writer and cleric. Christian Socialist: Muscular Christianity. Believed in possibility of reconciling science and religion. Kingsley, when rector at Eversleigh, near Aldershot, helping fight a heath fire while curate to finished service in church.
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Franco-Prussian War 1870-1871: Battle of Sedan, l September 1870. Village of Bazeilles in flames (centre), River Meuse, centre right, Sedan out of picture to right. Faubourg de Balan, centre foreground. French troops drawn up left and centre to resist Prussian force who have crossed bridge behind trees on centre left. From The Graphic, London, 24 September 1870.
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James Matthew Barrie (1860-1937) Scottish playwright and novelist; Peter Pan, The Admirable Crichton, Quality Street among his best known works. House at Kirriemuir, Angus, where Barrie was born and which features in autobiographical novel A Window
?Construction of the Panama Canal: Spanish labourers at work in the Culebra Cut (Gaillard Cut) . A loaded steam train hauls spoil from the site. The canal, a great feat of civil engineering, was opened in 1914. Photograph.
Brooklyn Suspension Bridge, New York: Putting wire wrapping around the suspension cables, each of which was made up of more than 5,000 separate strands. Wood engraving published 1883, the year the bridge opened. Designed and built by JA Roebling and his son WA Roebling.
Pierre Simon Laplace (1749-1827), French mathematician and astronomer. His five volume Mecanique celeste 1799-1825 was the greatest work on celestial mechanics since Newton's Principia. 18th century Engraving.
Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) Italian astronomer, mathematician and physicist. Here he is facing the Inquisition, who challenged his claim that the earth moves, thus contradicting the theories of Aristotle. From Vies des Savants Illustres by Louis Figuier. (Paris, 1870). Engraving.
William Tyndale, being burnt at the stake in Belgium, cries Lord, open the king of England's eies. William Tyndale (sometimes spelled Tindal or Tyndall; pronounced /?t?nd?l/) (c. 1494 ? 1536) was a 16th century scholar and translator who became a leading figure in Protestant reformism towards the end of his life
?President Lincoln at the White House in 1861 with Sojourner Truth, African American abolitionist and champion of women's rights. Born into slavery as Isabella Baumfree (1797-1883) she escaped to freedom in 1826. Changed her name in 1843.
Jean Baptiste Biot (1774-1864) and Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac (1778-1850), left, making measurements at a height of 4,000 metres during their balloon ascent of 20 August 1804. This was the first balloon ascent made specifically for scientific purposes. From Louis Figuier Les Merveilles de la Science, Paris 1870
Trial of Charles I, January 1649. Charles ! (1600-1649) king of Great Britain and Ireland from 1625 on trial by Parliament in Westminster Hall, London. Charles, as an absolute monarch, did not accept the authority of the court and his refusal to plead was construed as a plea of guilty.
Blowing up Flood Rock, part of the Hell Gate Rocks complex which prevented large vessels reaching New York Harbour, and presented a hazard to smaller ones. Dynamite was the explosive used. From The Illustrated London News, October 1885. Wood engraving.
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Window Gardening in a busy, narrow, ancient, teeming Victorian London Court.