Henry Hervey Foster Quin (1799-1878) the first Homeopathic physician in England. Founded the British Homeopathic Society (1844) and the London Homeopathic Hospital (1850). Cartoon from Vanity Fair (London, 10 January 1872). Chromolithograph.
"Transport on the River Thames, London, England. Thames lightermen with a load of coal, foreground, with a wherry, a sailing boat, loaded with hay in the background. From ""London Labour and the London Poor"" by Henry Mayhew (London, 1866). "
Avdat, Ovdat, desert cities of the Negev . Israel The incense route , nabatean centre , from Oman and Yemen to Gaza via Petra avdat mamshit shivta and halutza Nabatean temples , wine press, desert agriculture , rOman villa, Byzantine churches . Negev desert Israel UNESCO World Heritage Site
Henri, Duc de Bordeaux (1820-1883) Posthumous son of Charles Ferdinand, Duc de Berry, grandson of Charles X of France. Bourbon heir to throne of France and styled Henri V, also known as the Comte de Chambord. lithograph c1830
Louis Bonaparte (1778-1846) French soldier. King of Holland under the name of Lodewijk I (1806-1810). Brother of Napoleon Bonaparte whose stepdaughter Hortense Beauharnais he married. Father of Napoleon III. Lithograph c1830.
Indian barbers from different areas. On left the Telinga barber is sharpening his razor, while on right the Malabar barber is shaving a client's head. Hand-coloured engraving published Rudolph Ackermann, London, 1822. Hair. Personal Hygiene.
Indian Shell-cutter: He is holding the shell with his feet and cutting through it with blade mounted on handle. Mother-of-Pearl or Nacre from shells was used for inlays, knife handles, buttons, and various other small decorative items. Hand-coloured engraving published Rudolph Ackermann, London, 1822.
Kuan Yu (162-220) and his squire Chou-tsang. Chinese military hero, canonized in 1594 as Guan Di, god of War (Taoist) and Protector of China (Buddhist). His legend is told in Kabuki eighteen play Kang-Yu. Print Undated
'Beer'. Michael Thomas Bass (1799-1884), English brewer and politician, grandson of the founder of Bass' brewery at Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire. Liberal Member of Parliament for Derby (1843-1883). Did much to bring about improvement of working and living conditions for workers. Cartoon by 'Ape' (Carlo Pellegrini - 1838-1889) from Vanity Fair (London, 20 May 1871). Chromolithograph.
Pont-y-Cysyllte aqueduct on the Ellesmere Canal where it passes through the Vale of Llangollen, Wales. The most notable of all the iron trough aqueducts in Britain. Built by Thomas Telford (1757-1834) Scottish civil engineer. Opened in 1805, it is 307 metres long, with 19 arches and is 30.7 metres above the river Dee. It cost
De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea, Sussex, Grade 1 listed, iconic, Modernist, art galleries, restaurant, sun terrace, conference hall, seaside town, 1066 Country, 1933 9th Earl De La Warr, Mayor, international competition, welded steel framed, structural engineer Felix Samuely, designer Erich Mendelsohn, architect Serge Chermayeff, opened 1935 by Duke & Duchess of York, £8 million restoration, IPSV0576, IPSV1164, IPSV1165, IPSV2262, IPSV4958, IPSV4960, IPSV5272
(Henry) Rider Haggard (1856-1925) English author born in Suffolk. He wrote numerous adventure novels, the best-remembered of which are King Solomon's Mines (1885) and its sequel Allan Quartermain (1887), and She (1887) and its sequel Ayesha (1905). Cartoon by 'Spy' (Leslie Ward, 1851-1922) from Vanity Fair (London, 21 May 1887).
?Anglo-American War 1812-1815 (War of 1812). James Madison, Fourth President of the United States, and possibly John Armstrong his Secretary of War, fleeing Washington, 24 August 1814 during the British attempt to burn the city. Cartoon, London 1814.
John Walker (1731-1803), born in Canongate, Edinburgh, Scotland. Scottish chemist, botanist, mineralogist and meteorologist, Professor natural history at Edinburgh University 1779-1803. Founder member of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. From The Naturalist's Library edited by William Jardine (Edinburgh and London 1839-1854). Engraving.
Built in 1760 by James Bridges for William Reeve. It was the entrance to the stables at Arno's Court. The stables were the Black Castle, now a public house. The arch was moved in 1912 to its present position as the entrance to Arno's Court Bath House. It was restored in 1995. There are four statues, King Edward 1st, King Edward 3rd, Robert Earl of Gloucester and Geoffrey, Bishop of Coutances. These are copies of early statues.
Indian water carriers: Man in foreground carries two ceramic pots balanced on either end of pole balanced on his shoulder, while the one in background has a water skin and a jug to measure out water he sells. Hand-coloured engraving published Rudolph Ackerman
Crimean (Russo-Turkish) War 1853-1856: Garrison of Kars surrendering to General Mouravieff, 26 November 1855. Turks, mainly infantry, under General Kmety, with assistance of some British artillery, stubbornly defended the city until surrender was inevitable. Hand-coloured Italian lithograph c1857.
World War I; First World War; Armistice; Peace; Surrender; France; Twentieth century; 20th century
Photograph taken 11 November 1918 as Marshal Foche, second from right, leaves the railway carriage in which the Armistice ending the First World War. He is carrying the text of the agreement signed by Germany and by Foche on behalf of the Allies.
Crimean (Russo-Turkish) War 1853-1856. French troops inside the Mamelon Vert, a small hill transformed into a redoubt by the Russian military engineers, after the fall of Sebastopol (Sevastopol). Sebastopol was under siege from October 1854 to 11 September 1855 when it fell to the Allied forces and the Russians retreated. Tinted lithograph after W Simpson for Illustration of the War in the East (London, 1855-1856).
Heinrich Barth (1821-65) German explorer and geographer. Engaged by the British government to accompany James Richardson (d1851) and the German geologist Adolf Overweg (d1852) on an expedition in north and central Africa (1850-1855). Engraving.
Robert Hermann Schomburgk (1804-1865), British traveller and explorer, born at Freiburg, Germany. He led a geographical expedition to British Guiana and discovered the giant South American waterlily, Victoria Regia. From The Naturalist's Library edited by William Jardine (Edinburgh and London 1839-1854). Engraving.
Internal combustion engine: Benzine-fuelled automobile built c1874 by Siegfried Marcus (1831-1898) German-born Austrian inventor. From series of Liebig trade cards of 'Automobiles', Chromolithograph, c1900. Transport, Road, Car
(Raymond) Gaston Plante (1834-1889) French physicist who in 1859 invented the first accumulator or electric storage battery. It was a wet cell with two lead plates immersed in sulphuric acid, the electrolyte. Engraving from Les Merveilles de la Science by Louis Figuier (Paris, c1870). Engraving.
Jean Victor Moreau (1761-1813) French soldier and revolutionary. Assisted Napoleon in the coup of 18 Brumaire (9 November 1799). In 1804 banished by Napoleon who accused him of plotting against him. In 1813 joined Russian service and fought at Dresden where a French cannon ball shattered his legs. He died after amputation. Lithograph 1835
Colin Campbell, Baron Clyde (1792-1863) Scottish soldier. Commanded the Highland Brigade in the Crimean (Russ-Turkish) War 1853-1856. Commanded the British forces during Indian Mutiny (Great War of Independence) 1857-1858. Created field-marshal 1862. Wood engraving.
George Douglas Campbell, 8th Duke of Argyll (1823-1900) Marquis of Lorne (1837-1847), succeeded to the Dukedom in 1847. British Whig (Liberal) politician and scientist. Supported cataclysmic school of geology rather than uniformitarianism. Tinted lithograph.
Winter: Country boy breaking ice so that his mother can fill her water jar. His sister grasps the edge their mother's shawl to prevent herself falling over. Snow lies on the landscape and the roof of their cottage in the background. Chromolithograph c187o
Jean Baptiste Bessieres, Duc d'Istrie (1786-1813). French soldier, appointed Marshal of France 1804. Distinguished himself at Aboukir and Austerlitz (1805) and fought in the Peninsular and Russian campaigns. Killed by a stray bullet on the eve of the Battle of Lutzen. Lithograph.
Marie Therese Louise, Princess de Lamballe (1749-92) French aristocrat married to Louis de Bourbon. A friend of Marie Antoinette, she refused to take oath of detestation of monarchy and was murdered by mob as she left courtroom. Engraving.
Robert Jameson (1774-1854) Scottish mineralogist, Regis professor of natural history at Edinburgh 1804-1854. With David Brewster he founded the Edinburgh Philosophical Journal. From Life of Sir Roderick I. Murchison by Archibald Geikie (London, 1875).
William Fergusson (1808-1877) Scottish surgeon born at Prestonpans, East Lothian. Surgeon to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary (1836). Moved to London in 1840 as professor of surgery at King's College, London, and surgeon to King's College Hospital. Practiced conservative surgery. President of the British Medical Association (1873). Cartoon by 'Ape' (Carlo Pellegrini - 1838-1889)) from Vanity Fair (London, 17 May 1870). Chromolithograph.