Gorget, gilt copper, 1810
Gorget, gilt copper, 1810 (c).Associated with Jamaica Militia.Within a raised rim, the following engraved design.The Arms of Jamaica, differing from those described in Fox-Davies, Book of Public Arms'(page 396) in the following respects: the supporters appear to be two male Indians each wearing a crown of feathers, the dexter Indian carrying a pineapple, the sinister Indian wearing a quiver over his sinister shoulder and leaning with his sinister hand on a stringed bow.The shield is surrounded by a garter bearing the Motto, Indus Uterque Serviet Uni'.The two supporters stand on what appear to be palm sprays entwined with scrolls.The crest is an alligator standing on an heraldic wreath (not a log as described in Fox-Davies) and the helmet and mantling are omitted (see Fox-Davies).The colours on the shield are indicated in trick. Date: circa 1810
© The National Army Museum / Mary Evans Picture Library
Duke of Wellington funeral procession, Piccadilly
The funeral procession for the Duke of Wellington's state funeral passing through London from Chelsea Hospital where his body had been lying in state to St Paul's Cathedral where he was buried: the head of the procession at Piccadilly, the Rifle Brigade. The monumental equestrian statue of the Duke astride his horse Copenhagen atop the Wellington Arch (aka Green Park Arch or Constitution Arch) at Hyde Park Corner, can be seen in the distance. Date: 1852
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
The Chaous Baushee, Afghan court official
The Chaous Baushee in his dress of Office. A 19th century Afghan official in uniform, riding a horse. The Chaous Baushee presents persons admitted to pay their respects to the King, dismisses the court, and communicates the King's orders on such occasions, according to set forms in the Toorkee language.