Spain. Madrid. Pediment of the Congress of Deputies by the S
Spain. Madrid. Pediment of the Congress of Deputies showing Spain embracing the State Constitution and surrounded by Fortitude, Justice, Fine Arts, Commerce, Agriculture, rivers and canals, the Spanish value, Sciences that contribute to the development of Industry and Navigation, Abundance and Peace. By the Spanish neoclassical sculptor Ponciano Ponzano y Gasc??n (1813-1877).
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France - Bordeaux - Le monument aux Girondins
France - Bordeaux - Le monument aux Girondins. Built between 1894 and 1902 to commemorate the Girondins (a group of moderate, bourgeois National Assembly deputies) killed during the French Revolution, 22 of whom were executed in 1793 after being convicted of counter-revolutionary activities. Date: circa 1909
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A Member of H.M. Stanley's expedition threatening a baggage
Engraving showing a member of Sir Henry Morton Stanley's expedition to find Dr. David Livingstone threatening a baggage porter, Central Africa, 1871. The original caption to this image read: 'Look out! You drop that box - I'll shoot you.' The figure with the gun is most likely Stanley himself, although it may be one of his deputies, Shaw or Farquhar. In October 1869, Stanley (1841-1904) was sent by James Gordon Bennett (owner of the New York Herald) to find Dr. David Livingstone, who had been exploring central Africa for several years without passing any communication to Europe. In 1871 Stanley found Livingstone at Ujiji, Tanganika, and with it also, fame and some fortune. Stanley led several further expeditions to Africa, the last of these in 1886 to find and relieve Emin Pasha. In 1892 he took British citizenship and was Unionist MP for Lambeth between 1895 and 1900.
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