Sailing Barge Match on the Thames, July 1864
Engraving of a sailing barge match on the Thames, from the Illustrated London News, 23rd July 1864. This match was hosted by the Prince of Wales Yacht Club over a course from Erith to the Chapman Light and back, with 40 topsail and stumped-rigged barges taking part. Topsail barge, 'Matilda' won first prize of an 18 cup for her owner and 10 10s for her cre."
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
Escape from Harbin - July 1900 - Boxer Rebellion
In 1900, China's anti-foreigner Boxer Rebellion broke out and spread to Manchuria. The Russian Military moved in to quell the uprising. Following the rebellion, Russia was keen to keep hold of territory gained in Manchuria, but retreated in 1902 to keep peace with Japan. Harbin was like a Wild West frontier town, with the populace of 15, 000 Russians representing every strata of society. The 30, 000 Chinese remained segregated from the Russian, particularly following the Boxer Rebellion. This fascinating postcard shows the escape from Harbin of the Russian population of the city in July 1900, when 3000 women children and wounded left on two steamers with barges (seen here) bound for Khabarovsk. Date: 1900
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection
T & W Farmiloe Limited - Rochester Row, Westminster, London
The warehouses of T & W Farmiloe Limited - Rochester Row, Westminster, London. In 1914 the company were manufacturing of Lead, White Lead, Paint, Colour and Varnish, Glass, Brassfounders and Sanitary Engineers. Specialities: Sheet Lead, Lead and Compo Pipe, Glass of all kinds, "Nine Elms" Brand of Pure Paint, Putty and Painters' Goods. Date: circa 1910s