Switzerland - Lucerne and Pilatus
Coloured lantern slide of a view across Lucerne, Switzerland with Mount Pilatus in the background. Mount Pilatus was named after a local legend that Pontius Pilate was buried there. In late medieval times, a dragon was alleged to live on the mountain.. Slide number 14 of Box 181 entitled 'Swiss No.1'. Date: circa 1890s
© The Boswell Collection, Bexley Heritage Trust / Mary Evans
Portrait of Sir William Gull
Born in 1816, Gull studied medicine at St Guy's in London. In 1872 Gull was made a Baronet and became physician to Queen Victoria, treating the Prince of Wales for typhoid. In 1876 he was involved with the infamous Bravo poisoning trial. He died in 1890, but immediately came under suspicion as the death certificate was signed by his brother-in-law, which was not usual medical practice. A medium trying to track down 'Jack the Ripper', alleged that Gull was still alive and had been certified insane, under a different name.
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
Procession in Bethlehem
Escorted by officials, a bunch of Christians process through the streets of Bethlehem to the alleged birthplace of Jesus. What the locals think of it, we can only guess.
© Mary Evans Picture Library
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