Gun Running by Ulster Volunteer Force
Rifles and ammunition are landed at Donaghadee, County Down, by the Ulster Volunteer Force and loaded onto a charabanc usually used in the summer for tourists to the area. The report in The Illustrated London News suggested that on the night of Friday 24 April and early hours of the next day 35, 000 rifles and 1, 000, 000 rounds of ammunition were landed from a steamer disguised as the 'Mountjoy', said to have been the 'Fanny'. The weapons were taken ashore at Larne, Bangor and Donaghadee and then distributed throughout Ulster. Date: April 1914
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
Long-nosed bandicoot, Perameles nasuta
Long-nosed bandicoot, Perameles nasuta, and southern brown bandicoot, Isoodon obesulus. . Handcolored copperplate stipple engraving from Frederic Cuvier's Dictionary of Natural Science: Mammals, Paris, France, 1816. Illustration by J. G. Pretre, engraved by Guyard, directed by Pierre Jean-Francois Turpin, and published by F.G. Levrault. Jean Gabriel Pretre (1780-1845) was painter of natural history at Empress Josephine's zoo and later became artist to the Museum of Natural History.
© Florilegius / Mary Evans
Comte Frederic de Merode - Place des Martyrs, Brussels
Art Nouveau memorial to Comte Frederic de Merode (hero of the Belgian Revolution who died at Mechelen in 1830) - Place des Martyrs, Brussels, Belgium - the monument was designed by sculptor Paul Du Bois (based on initial plans by the architect Henry Van de Velde) and inaugurated on September 24th, 1898. The figure is a volunteer wearing the typical blouse of the revolutionaries of the time. Date: circa 1905