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Choose from 182 pictures in our Rare collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.


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Indian Smoothbore .656 in musket, Pattern 1858

Indian Smoothbore .656 in musket, Pattern 1858, lock dated 1856.Converted from a Pattern 1853 Enfield rifle-musket in India 1858 (c), this exceptionally rare item was part of an original issue of 10, 000 weapons sold by the British Government to the East Indian Company in 1856. These weapons were a contributory cause of the Indian Mutiny because of the belief that animal fat had been incorporated in the grease for the cartridges. After the Mutiny, most Indian troops were issued with smooth-bore muskets which at the same time were to look similar to Enfield rifles. In this case the original rifling was bored out and a locally-made ramrod fitted. Also, a simple fixed backsight replaced the graduated rear sight of the Enfield.Now in poor condition, it is identified by the faint stamp on the butt of the EIC lion rampant regardment and holding the crown. In addition the initials 'WD' (War Department) over the broad arrow combined with 'I' (India) and the date 1856 are present. The weapon was subsequently bored smooth and re-sighted to conform with the pattern 1858-1859 .656in muskets for Native Infantry. Date: 1858

© The National Army Museum / Mary Evans Picture Library

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Ruth Harkness and her baby Giant Panda, Sun-Lin

Manhattan socialite Ruth Harkness(Mrs. William Harness Jnr)(1900-1947) fulfils her explorer husband's dream of capturing alive the first Giant Panda. This rare cub(named Sun-Lin in this article, but also known as Su Lin), was brought back from China to New York after many adventures. Here the cub is being examined by Dr. F. D Nance of Shanghai, who is testing its heart and lungs. Date: 1937

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans

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Cetera or cither by the violin-maker Antonius

Cetera or cither by the violin-maker Antonius Stradivarius, 1700. . Chromolithograph from an illustration by William Gibb from A.J. Hipkins' Musical Instruments, Historic, Rare and Unique, Adam and Charles Black, Edinburgh, 1888. Alfred James Hipkins (1826-1903) was an English musicologist who specialized in the history of the pianoforte and other instruments.

© Florilegius / Mary Evans