Matania - Last Absolution of the Munsters
The Last General Absolution of the Munsters at Rue du Bois - painting by Fortunino Matania. This painting relates to an incident in France in May of 1915, when the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Munster Fusiliers suffered very heavily at Rue du Bois, in the Pas de Calais close to Arras. The action was only one of many local attacks which ended disastrously through lack of support. Colonel Victor Rickard, recently appointed to command, was killed in the attack, as was his Adjutant, Captain Filgate. Both are represented in the picture, alongside Father Gleeson, who is shown giving the Absolution on the evening prior to the action taking place.
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
Visit to Madeira - A Basket Bullock Carro
Black and white lantern slide of three women seated in a ox drawn sledge (carro de bois) - Visit to Madeira. Part of Box 125 - Madeira. Boswell Collection. In 1848 Major Buckley invented the bullock cart (carro de bois), a sled with a canopy and basket chairs, pulled by strong young oxen. The sled runners went more easily over Funchals sharp cobbles than did wheels. The bullock carts were banned in the 1980s because they held up traffic. Date: circa 1890s
© The Boswell Collection, Bexley Heritage Trust / Mary Evans
High life in the Bois de Boulogne, l'allee des cavaliers
High life in the Bois de Boulogne, l'allee des cavaliers, 1842. Fop in top hat, cravat, waistcoat and coat with tails flirting with a woman in top hat, full dress with sleeves a la jardiniere on horseback on hte riding course. Handcoloured lithograph by R.V. after an illustration by Francois Courboin from Octave Uzanne's Fashion in Paris, William Heinemann, London, 1898