Interior of a Dorsetshire Labourer's Cottage
Interior view of a peasant's cottage in Dorset in 1846, accompanying an article reporting on the poverty and squalor of some villages in the county. The interior shows bare, peeling walls, few possessions save a rudimentary dresser, a few tankards and cooking pots, two chairs and a cradle which contains a sleeping baby. A woman appears to be dressing her son, while an older girl sews and a toddler plays on the bare floor.
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
Georgius Agricola (1494-1555). German scientist
Georgius Agricola (1494-1555). German scientist. Known as 'the father of mineralogy'. Engraving belonging to his work De Re Metallica. Basel 1564. Colored.
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Napoleon III escaping from life imprisonment
Napoleon III, disguised as a labourer, escapes from the Chateau de Ham, where he had been condemned to life imprisonment in 1840. The escape was successful -- two days later he turned up in London. Date: 25 May 1846
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