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1853 Collection

Background image1853 Collection: Cecil Rhodes

Cecil Rhodes
CECIL RHODES Statesman, financier, imperialist. Caricatured as a colossus bestriding Africa

Background image1853 Collection: Sir Richard Francis Burton (1821-1890)

Sir Richard Francis Burton (1821-1890)
Photograph of Sir Richard Francis Burton, the English explorer, linguist and diplomat. A master of up to 30 languages, Burton made a pilgrimage to Mecca disguised as a Pathan in 1853

Background image1853 Collection: Indian Smoothbore. 656 in musket, Pattern 1858

Indian Smoothbore. 656 in musket, Pattern 1858
Indian Smoothbore.656 in musket, Pattern 1858, lock dated 1856.Converted from a Pattern 1853 Enfield rifle-musket in India 1858 (c), this exceptionally rare item was part of an original issue of 10

Background image1853 Collection: The Yellow House at Arles

The Yellow House at Arles
GOGH, Vincent van (1853-1890). The Yellow House at Arles. Post-Impressionism. Oil on canvas

Background image1853 Collection: Stone Asylum, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

Stone Asylum, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Entrance to the Buckinghamshire County Lunatic Asylum at Stone, near Aylesbury. A porter stands at the right of the gateway

Background image1853 Collection: PIT PONIES / 1853

PIT PONIES / 1853
Working with horses in the Bradley Mine, near Bilston, Staffordshire [England]

Background image1853 Collection: Dictyota dichotoma

Dictyota dichotoma
Cyanotype photograph by Anna Atkins, one of the first natural history photographers. From British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions, 1853. Date: 1853

Background image1853 Collection: Essex County Asylum, Brentwood, Essex

Essex County Asylum, Brentwood, Essex
The Essex County Lunatic Asylum was established in 1853 at Warley Hill, Brentwood, Essex. It later became Brentwood Mental Hospital and then Warley Hospital

Background image1853 Collection: The Emigrant Ship Hercules off Cambelton, Scotland, 1853

The Emigrant Ship Hercules off Cambelton, Scotland, 1853
Engraving showing the emigrant ship Hercules at anchor in Campbelton Harbour, Isle of Skye, 1853. The Hercules sailed from Skye that year with passengers emigrating for a new life in the British

Background image1853 Collection: Commander E. Smith, Captain of the Titanic

Commander E. Smith, Captain of the Titanic
COMMANDER EDWARD. J SMITH Captain of the ill-fated Titanic. Commander Smith was a highly regarded and experienced captain who had worked on a number of White Star Liners before captaining

Background image1853 Collection: Cecil Rhodes / Davie / Hero

Cecil Rhodes / Davie / Hero
CECIL RHODES Statesman, entrepreneur and imperialist in South Africa, making peace with the Matabele, 1896

Background image1853 Collection: JOSE MARTI

JOSE MARTI Cuban poet and freedom- fighter, active in cause of Cuban independence, killed fighting the Spanish

Background image1853 Collection: Orford Ness Lighthouse, Suffolk

Orford Ness Lighthouse, Suffolk
View of Orfordness (Orford Ness) Lighthouse, and the station of the submarine electric telegraph linking England and Holland

Background image1853 Collection: Four hummingbirds with chicks in a nest

Four hummingbirds with chicks in a nest
Four adult hummingbirds with chicks in a nest -- ornysmia trochilus moschita, ornysmia Vieilloti, ornysmia Sasin trochili cristati (in nest) ornysmia mellivorus

Background image1853 Collection: The Right Hon. Cecil J. Rhodes

The Right Hon. Cecil J. Rhodes
Rhodes was a diamond and gold mining entrepreneur and worked for the De Beers Mining Company. He was born on the 5th July 1853 and died March 26th 1902

Background image1853 Collection: Hector Macdonald

Hector Macdonald
Sir HECTOR MACDONALD British military, notably in South Africa

Background image1853 Collection: Four members of the Corvidae family

Four members of the Corvidae family -- a raven (corvus corax) and three crows (corvus corone, corvus cornix and corvus frugilegus)

Background image1853 Collection: Petrie at Daphne

Petrie at Daphne
The Pharoahs Palace at Daphne being excavated by renowned archaeologist William Matthew Flinders Petrie (1853 - 1942) who devoted his life to studying Egyptian culture

Background image1853 Collection: Clipper Antarctic

Clipper Antarctic
American clipper ship

Background image1853 Collection: Leander Starr Jameson

Leander Starr Jameson
SIR LEANDER STARR JAMESON known as Dr Jameson Scottish-born physician; adventurer and administrator in South Africa

Background image1853 Collection: Paranormal / Combustion

Paranormal / Combustion
ALARMING CASE OF SPONTANEOUS COMBUSTION Papa - emerging from a gin palace - is spontaneously combusted, to the surprise of his wife and child

Background image1853 Collection: Four oyster shells

Four oyster shells, seen from different angles

Background image1853 Collection: Hector Macdonald

Hector Macdonald
Sir HECTOR MACDONALD British military, notably in South Africa

Background image1853 Collection: Seance, Leipzig

Seance, Leipzig
Spiritualism comes to Germany - a table-lifting seance at Leipzig in the early days

Background image1853 Collection: Belmont Hospital, Sutton, Surrey

Belmont Hospital, Sutton, Surrey
Belmont Hospital, Brighton Road, Sutton. It began life in 1853 as the South Metropolitan District School, housing pauper children away from the workhouse

Background image1853 Collection: Iran / Tomb of Cyrus

Iran / Tomb of Cyrus
The tomb is situated south of Pasargad, placed on top of a six-stage platform, surrounded by staircases. The ceiling is covered with five huge limestone roof stones. Date: 1853

Background image1853 Collection: BESSIERES, Jean-Baptiste (1768-1813). Marshal of

BESSIERES, Jean-Baptiste (1768-1813). Marshal of the French Empire. Duke of Istria. He fought with Napoleon in the campaigns of Egypt, Spain and Russia

Background image1853 Collection: Musical gathering of composers and musicians, 1853

Musical gathering of composers and musicians, 1853
Musical gathering of composers and musicians in London. From left to right: A. Bazzini, H. Blagrove, Goffrie, Blumenthal, H. Vieuxtemps, Lazarus, S. Phatten, Jarrett, F

Background image1853 Collection: The Stevedores in Arles

The Stevedores in Arles
GOGH, Vincent van (1853-1890). The Stevedores in Arles. Post-Impressionism. Oil on canvas

Background image1853 Collection: County Lunatic Asylum, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

County Lunatic Asylum, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Aerial view of the Buckinghamshire County Lunatic Asylum at Stone, near Aylesbury. The asylum, designed by Thomas Henry Wyatt and David Brandon, was opened in 1853

Background image1853 Collection: Burton on Trent

Burton on Trent
Distant view of Burton-upon- Trent, Staffordshire, justly famed for its breweries

Background image1853 Collection: Bill of fare from Crystal Palace, 31 / 12 / 1853

Bill of fare from Crystal Palace, 31 / 12 / 1853
Menu for the dinner in the Iguanodon and original artwork by Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins, donated by his granddaughter Mary Hawkins

Background image1853 Collection: Melville Macnaghten

Melville Macnaghten
Sir MELVILLE LESLIE MACNAGHTEN Police chief, at Scotland Yard, played a leading part in the investigation into the nefarious misdeeds of Jack the Ripper

Background image1853 Collection: Two Ladies Walking 1853

Two Ladies Walking 1853
Brown dress: Greek key design border, blue waistcoat, tie & black hat with plumes; black dress: skirt en tablier, caraco body, scallop shaped cuffs & basques & a paisley shawl. Date: 1853

Background image1853 Collection: Cecil Rhodes / Menpes 1900

Cecil Rhodes / Menpes 1900
CECIL RHODES Statesman, entrepreneur and imperialist in South Africa, on horseback at his home at Grote Schuur, 1900

Background image1853 Collection: Guy Fawkes / Tar Barrel

Guy Fawkes / Tar Barrel
Rolling a tar barrel on November 5th at Brighton

Background image1853 Collection: Allsopps pale-ale brewery 1853

Allsopps pale-ale brewery 1853
Interior of Samuel Allsopp & Sons, pale-ale brewery in Haydon Square, London. Date: 1853

Background image1853 Collection: Reform Club / New Ministry

Reform Club / New Ministry
Gentlemen members in the Reform club- house await intelligence of the formation of the new ministry Date: 1853

Background image1853 Collection: Mediumship / Satirical

Mediumship / Satirical
THE PLEASURES OF HAT-MOVING To perform this scientific experiment, the experimenters must touch hands for 20 minutes or so

Background image1853 Collection: Grand Princess Maria Alexandrovna, Duchess of Edinburgh

Grand Princess Maria Alexandrovna, Duchess of Edinburgh
Grand Princess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia, later Duchess of Edinburgh (1853-1920), only daughter of Tsar Alexander II of Russia

Background image1853 Collection: Landscape view of Dudleys iron works. Showing the pollution

Landscape view of Dudleys iron works. Showing the pollution
Night-time view of Dudley in the West Midlands and its iron works

Background image1853 Collection: Smoke Makers / Punch / Poll

Smoke Makers / Punch / Poll
Smoke makers

Background image1853 Collection: Messager / Andre / H Manuel

Messager / Andre / H Manuel
ANDRE-CHARLES-PROSPER MESSAGER French composer and conductor

Background image1853 Collection: Traviata - Liebig - 5

Traviata - Liebig - 5
Act two, scene 19 : at Floras ball, Alfredos father rebukes his behaviour, and the Baron, Violettas former protector, challenges him to a duel

Background image1853 Collection: Borough Market 1853

Borough Market 1853
Christmas eve in the market

Background image1853 Collection: William Jay

William Jay
WILLIAM JAY Nonconformist churchman and writer

Background image1853 Collection: Sir Frederick Treves

Sir Frederick Treves
SIR FREDERICK TREVES Medical practitioner

Background image1853 Collection: Rhodes and Beit

Rhodes and Beit
CECIL RHODES and Alfred Beit, photographed soon after they were described in Parliament as members of a common gang of thieves and swindlers



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