The Fuling Mausoleum, Qing Dynasty - Shenyang, China
The Fuling or Fu Mausoleum ("Mausoleum of Happiness") also known as the East Mausoleum - the mausoleum of Nurhaci, the founding emperor of the Qing dynasty and his wife, Empress Xiaocigao. It served as the main site for ritual ceremonies conducted by the imperial family during the entire Qing dynasty. Located in the eastern part of Shenyang city, Liaoning Province, northeastern China, Fuling has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2004. Date: circa 1920s
USA - Union League Club. New York
USA - Union League Club. New York - Union League Club. New York. The club dates its founding from February 6, 1863, during the Civil War. Tensions were running high in New York City at the time, because much of the city's governing class, as well as its large Irish immigrant population, bitterly opposed the war and were eager to reach some kind of accommodation with the Confederate States of America. Thus, pro-Union men chose to form their own club, with the twin goals of cultivating a profound national devotion and to strengthen a love and respect for the Union.. Part of Box 160 Modern New York, Boswell collection. Date: circa 1900
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Cartoon, Thomas Thorne and David James
Cartoon, Thomas Thorne (right, 1841-1918), English actor and theatre manager, and David James (left, 1839-1893), English comic actor. They were founding managers of the Vaudeville Theatre, Strand, London. The spider in the upper corner is possibly a reference to the architect of the theatre building, C J Phipps.
© Terry Parker / Mary Evans Picture Library