John Bramah's banknote printing press
John Bramah's banknote printing press.. John Bramah's banknote printing press for printing sequential serial numbers, 1806. Copperplate engraving by Wilson Lowry after an illustration by J. Farey from Abraham Rees' -Cyclopedia or Universal Dictionary,- London, 1812.
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Nancy Cunard on cover of The Sketch
Front cover of The Sketch featuring a photograph by Cecil Beaton of Miss Nancy Cunard (1896 - 1965), heiress, poet and political activist, owner of the Hours Printing Press.
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A lady strolling along a winding stream by Miyagawa Choshun
A lady strolling along a winding stream with a lantern on a pole over her shoulder by Miyagawa Choshun (1683-1753). Note she is wearing Geta - a form of traditional Japanese footwear that resemble clogs and flip-flops. They are a kind of sandal with an elevated wooden base held onto the foot with a fabric thong to keep the foot well above the ground. Date: late 18th century
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