SS 'Deutschland', 1900
Illustration of the Hamburg-American Liner 'Deutschland', launched in 1900 and holder of the Blue Riband for the fastest Atlantic crossing from 1900-1906. In September 1900, 'Deutschland' crossed the Atlantic in 5 days and 7 hours, at an average of 23.36 knots. She was designed for speed, which inevitably meant some compromise on passenger comfort, so she was not the most popular vessel then running the Atlantic.
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
Engraving depicting Jonathan Wild in the cart. Jonathan Wild, (1682/83-1725), was a London underworld figure. He became a manipulator of legal systems, collecting the rewards offered for valuables which he had stolen himself, bribing prison guards to release his colleagues, and blackmailing any who crossed him. He was responsible for the arrest and execution of Jack Sheppard, a petty thief and burglar who had won the publics affection as a lovable rogue. However, Wilds duplicity became known, and his men began to give evidence against him. After a suicide attempt, he was hanged at Tyburn.
© Mary Evans / Peter & Dawn Cope Collection Mary Evans / Peter & Dawn Cope Collection
Portage Viaduct over the Genesee River, NY State, USA
The Portage Viaduct (also known as the Portage Bridge, Portageville Viaduct, or Portageville Bridge) an iron railroad bridge in Livingston County, New York, located within Letchworth State Park, USA. The Viaduct crossed the Genesee River just above the Upper Falls. Date: circa 1874
© The Boswell Collection, Bexley Heritage Trust / Mary Evans
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