A Fish Auction in Columbia Market
In 1869 Baroness Burdett-Coutts paid for the building of the great Columbia Market (for fish) between Hackney and Bethnal Green Roads on the site of Nova Scotia Gardens, a squalid area of tenements and hovels and dust heaps. The cost of building the market was estimated at 200, 000. It was a philanthropic enterprise to make a clearance of the slum dwellings which clustered so thickly in the area but also to help the local people to have supplies of cheap fresh produce. Lack of support from wholesalers and small traders who preferred the open streets ensured its failure and it closed in 1885 and eventually became a bit of a white elephant and was demolished between 1958 and 1966"
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Germany (1848). The Frankfurt Parliament convened
Germany (1848). The Frankfurt Parliament convened in Frankfurt's Paulskirche. Debate in the Assembly of Frankfurt 16 September 1848. When the constitution was completed, the Assembly offered the crown of 'united German' to the King of Prussia, Frederick William IV, who refused it as 'crown from the gutter.'. Engraving.
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FORTUNY I MARSAL, Mariano (1838-1874). Delio, the
FORTUNY I MARSAL, Mariano (1838-1874). Delio, the horse of General Prim. Notes from the War of Africa (Hispano-Moroccan War), 1860. Drawing with pencil (31.5x21cm). Romanticism. Drawing. SPAIN. CATALONIA. TARRAGONA. Reus. Salvador Vilaseca Regional Museum.
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