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Pompeii as it was and is by Matania Featured Print

Pompeii as it was and is by Matania

The last election in Pompeii, 2000 years ago, before the eruption of Vesuvius, as envisaged by the Sphere special artist and expert in historical reconstruction, Fortunino Matania. This image was based on discoveries made during recent excavations in 1924, which revealed something about how electoral candidates made themselves known to electors. in the vicinity of the house inhabited by the candidate inscriptions were painted on the walls recommending him for election. Very often a man was warranted for by other citizens who had already gained a sufficient reputation to enable them to wield influence. In the picture here, there is a novelty in Roman election appeals; in the inscription found near the Termopolio (tavern) at No. 2 of the Via dell Abbondanza, inscription reads as follows: C.Lollium Fuscum II VIR V.A.S.P.P Asellinas Rogant Nec Sin Zmyrina. In English, this appeal would read: Asellina, supported by Zmyrina, recommends the candidature of C. Lollium Fuscum for duumvir, having in charge the streets, the temples and public religious festivals. Who these two women were is unknown, but it is interesting that they should wield such influence. Date: 1924

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans

Italian Unification (1859-1924). Vote for annexation of the Featured Print

Italian Unification (1859-1924). Vote for annexation of the

Italian Unification (1859-1924). Francis II, king of the Two Sicilies (1859-1860) was forced to abdicate, while a plebiscite (21-22 October 1860) sanctioned the union of the Two Sicilies to the new Kingdom of Italy. Vote for the annexation of the Two Sicilies kingdom to the Italy Kingdom in a room at the University of Naples. Engraving from L'Illustration Journal Universel

© Thaliastock / Mary Evans

Portraits of campaigners for womens rights Featured Print

Portraits of campaigners for womens rights

Portraits of various campaigners for women's rights, who led a Suffragist Procession on 13 June 1908 from the Embankment to the Albert Hall: Charlotte Despard (Leader of the Women's Freedom League), Lady Henry Somerset (who delivered a speech at the Albert Hall), the Rev Dr Anna Howard Shaw (Leader of the American Suffragists), Mrs Israel Zangwill (writer), Lady Frances Balfour (President of the London Union for Women's Suffrage), Miss Beatrice Harraden (writer), Miss Cicely Hamilton (playwright), Dr Elizabeth Garrett Anderson (first woman physician), Mrs Ayrton (electrical engineer), and Mrs Alfred Lyttelton (playwright). They are pictured together with banners commemorating heroic women throughout the ages, including Boadicea, St Teresa, Angelica Kaufmann, Sarah Siddons and Queen Victoria. Date: 1908

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans