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1871 Collection

In the year 1871, amidst a world of change and creativity, Proust, at the tender age of about 31

Background image1871 Collection: Wells Cathedral / 1871

Wells Cathedral / 1871
Wells Cathedral, Somerset

Background image1871 Collection: Allegorical representation of the Angel of the Paris Commune (26 March-28 May 1871)

Allegorical representation of the Angel of the Paris Commune (26 March-28 May 1871). Illustration by Walter Crane (1845-1915) English artist, published in Germany

Background image1871 Collection: Proust (Age about 31)

Proust (Age about 31)
MARCEL PROUST aged about 31

Background image1871 Collection: Parkside Asylum, Macclesfield, Cheshire

Parkside Asylum, Macclesfield, Cheshire
Buildings and grounds of the Parkside Asylum, Macclesfield, opened in 1871 as the Cheshire County Lunatic Asylum. At various times, the site was also known as Upton Mental Hospital and Deva Hospital

Background image1871 Collection: Map / Europe / Germany 1871

Map / Europe / Germany 1871
Imperial Germany after the Franco- Prussian War, showing Alsace and Lorraine as part of the country, not to mention huge chunks of Poland in East Prussia

Background image1871 Collection: St Pancras Station, London

St Pancras Station, London
General view of the exterior of St Pancras Station, facing Euston Road, Central London

Background image1871 Collection: Coal / Durham Pit Pony

Coal / Durham Pit Pony
Pitmen hewing the coal, South Durham : a pit pony waits to haul the coal away

Background image1871 Collection: CARTMEL RACES POSTER

CARTMEL RACES POSTER
A poster announcing Whit Monday races (29th May 1871) at Cartmel, Lancashire. Races will include a hurdle race, the Hartington Stake, the Innkeepers Stake, a Trotting Match and a Hound Dog Trail

Background image1871 Collection: PISSARRO: STATION, 1871. Camille Pissarro: Lordship Lane Station, South London ( Penge Station )

PISSARRO: STATION, 1871. Camille Pissarro: Lordship Lane Station, South London ( Penge Station ). Canvas, 1871

Background image1871 Collection: THE OWL AND THE PUSSYCAT. Drawing by Edward Lear from his book Nonsense Songs, Stories

THE OWL AND THE PUSSYCAT. Drawing by Edward Lear from his book Nonsense Songs, Stories, Botany and Alphabets, first published in 1871

Background image1871 Collection: Swinging on Ringing Bell

Swinging on Ringing Bell
The bell ringers of Seville - a rather unusual method where the ringers are swinging on the bells themselves

Background image1871 Collection: CARTOON: TWEED RING, 1871. The Tammany Tiger Loose. Thomas Nasts powerful indictment of Tweed

CARTOON: TWEED RING, 1871. The Tammany Tiger Loose. Thomas Nasts powerful indictment of Tweed and his ring, published on the eve of the New York municipal and state elections of 1871. Cartoon, 1871

Background image1871 Collection: Princess Louise

Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll (1848-1939) shown in the late 1860s with a pet dog. Louise was the fourth daughter and sixth child of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

Background image1871 Collection: Charles Darwin, caricatured in Vanity Fair

Charles Darwin, caricatured in Vanity Fair
Caricature of the naturalist Charles Darwin in Vanity Fair Magazine, 1871

Background image1871 Collection: Toulouse geese with dewlap, cock and hen

Toulouse geese with dewlap, cock and hen. Oie de Toulouse a bavette, Anser anser domesticus. Bred by James Watts, winners of five first prizes

Background image1871 Collection: COLORADO: GREEN RIVER, 1871. Triplet Falls in the Canyon of Lodore on the Green River in Colorado

COLORADO: GREEN RIVER, 1871. Triplet Falls in the Canyon of Lodore on the Green River in Colorado. Photograph by E.O. Beaman, during the Powell Geographic Expedition, 1871

Background image1871 Collection: BARQUENTINE, 1871. The English barquentine Waterwitch, built in 1871

BARQUENTINE, 1871. The English barquentine Waterwitch, built in 1871

Background image1871 Collection: RICHARD WAGNER (1813-1883). German composer. Oil on canvas, 1871, by Franz von Lenbach

RICHARD WAGNER (1813-1883). German composer. Oil on canvas, 1871, by Franz von Lenbach

Background image1871 Collection: Charles Babbage

Charles Babbage
CHARLES BABBAGE Mathematician and engineer

Background image1871 Collection: Silver spangled Hamburgh cock and hen

Silver spangled Hamburgh cock and hen, Henry Beldons pair, Cup at Allerton 1871, Hen first at Birmingham 1871, and cup at Bristol 1872

Background image1871 Collection: CALIFORNIA: GOLD MINING. Lithograph by Currier & Ives, 1871

CALIFORNIA: GOLD MINING. Lithograph by Currier & Ives, 1871

Background image1871 Collection: Lastrea dilatato British Anna Atkins 1799 1871

Lastrea dilatato British Anna Atkins 1799 1871
Lastrea dilatato, British; Anna Atkins (British, 1799 - 1871), and Anne Dixon (British, 1799 - 1877); England; 1853; Cyanotype; 25.4 × 19.5 cm (10 × 7 11, 16 in.)

Background image1871 Collection: Vimy Ridge Memorial

Vimy Ridge Memorial
The Canadian National Vimy Memorial in France, located on the site of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, 1936. The monument is inscribed with the names of the 11

Background image1871 Collection: Sofia Kovalevskaya, Russian mathematician

Sofia Kovalevskaya, Russian mathematician
Sofia Vasilyevna Kovalevskaya (1850-1891), Russian mathematician. Kovalevskaya was the first female member of the St Petersburg Academy of Sciences

Background image1871 Collection: Sir John George Shaw-Lefevre

Sir John George Shaw-Lefevre
Caricature portrait of Sir John George Shaw-Lefevre KCB (1797-1879). Shaw-Lefevre was a British barrister, Whig politician, and civil servant

Background image1871 Collection: Commune Barricade

Commune Barricade
To the death ! Communards make a desperate sortie from behind a barricade in the rue Saint-Martin, Paris

Background image1871 Collection: PROUST / ILS 1900

PROUST / ILS 1900
MARCEL PROUST French writer relaxing on an ornate sofa

Background image1871 Collection: Karl Marx / Ils 1871

Karl Marx / Ils 1871
KARL MARX German radical political thinker

Background image1871 Collection: Hm Stanley / Cdv Photo

Hm Stanley / Cdv Photo
HENRY MORTON STANLEY British journalist and explorer, in the clothes he wore to meet Livingstone in 1871

Background image1871 Collection: Ernest Rutherford

Ernest Rutherford
ERNEST RUTHERFORD British physicist, awarded 1908 Nobel prize for chemistry, president of the Royal Society 1925-30

Background image1871 Collection: Wise woman at Ilchester, Somerset

Wise woman at Ilchester, Somerset
At Ilchester, Somerset, a local wise woman uses weird rituals to treat cattle for foot and mouth disease

Background image1871 Collection: Irish sea serpent off Kilkee, Ireland

Irish sea serpent off Kilkee, Ireland
A large and frightening sea monster seen by several people off the coast of Kilkee, Ireland. 1871

Background image1871 Collection: Luisa Tetrazzini / Signed

Luisa Tetrazzini / Signed
LUISA TETRAZZINI Italian opera singer in 1909

Background image1871 Collection: Morning in Menagerie

Morning in Menagerie
Morning in the menagerie - the animals are washed and fed in preparation for the days activities

Background image1871 Collection: The Pickwick Quadrille by Fred Revallin

The Pickwick Quadrille by Fred Revallin
Promotional music sheet for The Pickwick Quadrille, by Fred Revallin, taken from Pickwick by James Albery which was first performed at the Lyceum Theatre on 23rd October 1871 with Henry Irving as

Background image1871 Collection: St Helena - Jacobs Ladder (699 steps), Jamestown

St Helena - Jacobs Ladder (699 steps), Jamestown. In 1829, the Saint Helena Railway Company built an inclined-plane cableway on Saint Helena

Background image1871 Collection: STANLEY & LIVINGSTONE 1871. The meeting of Henry Morton Stanley and David Livingstone at Ujiji

STANLEY & LIVINGSTONE 1871. The meeting of Henry Morton Stanley and David Livingstone at Ujiji, Lake Tanganyika, 10 November 1871. Wood engraving, American, 1872, after Godefroy Durand

Background image1871 Collection: Ladies Hats 1871

Ladies Hats 1871
Seletion of fashionable bonnets from 1871

Background image1871 Collection: Sunset at Adelaide Oval Prior to Redevelopment, South Australia

Sunset at Adelaide Oval Prior to Redevelopment, South Australia
Adelaide Oval is a stadium in Adelaide, South Australia, located in the parklands between the city centre and North Adelaide

Background image1871 Collection: AD: ALCOHOL, c1871. American advertisement, The best wines, liquors, ales & lager beer

AD: ALCOHOL, c1871. American advertisement, The best wines, liquors, ales & lager beer, we are selling here. Lithograph by Louis N. Rosenthal, c1871

Background image1871 Collection: NATIVE AMERICANS / FISHING. Native Americans of the Pacific Northwest catching whitefish in

NATIVE AMERICANS / FISHING. Native Americans of the Pacific Northwest catching whitefish in the rapids of the Columbia
NATIVE AMERICANS/FISHING. Native Americans of the Pacific Northwest catching whitefish in the rapids of the Columbia River, Washington Territory. Wood engraving, 1871

Background image1871 Collection: Olivia Baroness Ardilaun

Olivia Baroness Ardilaun
OLIVIA CHARLOTTE WHITE, baroness ARDILAUN, wife of Arthur Edward Guinness - in 1900 she was hostess to Queen Victoria. Date: CIRCA 1871

Background image1871 Collection: MONET: ZaNDAM (HOLLAND). Oil on canvas, 1871, by Claude Monet

MONET: ZaNDAM (HOLLAND). Oil on canvas, 1871, by Claude Monet

Background image1871 Collection: Royal Wedding 1871 - wedding cake

Royal Wedding 1871 - wedding cake
A magnificent royal wedding cake for the wedding of Princess Louise to the Marquis of Lorne in 1871, made by Queen Victorias chief confectioner at Windsor Castle

Background image1871 Collection: Princess Louise on her wedding day

Princess Louise on her wedding day
Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyl (1848-1939) on her wedding day on 21st March 1871. Louise married John Campbell, Marquess of Lorne, heir to the 8th Duke of Argyl

Background image1871 Collection: Auxiliary Military Hospital, Keighley, West Yorkshire

Auxiliary Military Hospital, Keighley, West Yorkshire
The Keighley Union workhouse infirmary during its First World War role as an Auxiliary Military Hospital. The building was erected in 1871 on Fell Lane, Keighley, West Yorkshire

Background image1871 Collection: Vive la Commune! An English tribute to the French commune dedicated to the workers

Vive la Commune! An English tribute to the French commune dedicated to the workers of both countries, 1888. Private Collection

Background image1871 Collection: Raoul Rigault

Raoul Rigault
RAOUL RIGAULT French radical, prominent in the Paris Commune until he was shot by soldiers in the street, crying Vive la Commune ! Date: 1846 - 1871



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In the year 1871, amidst a world of change and creativity, Proust, at the tender age of about 31, embarked on his literary journey that would captivate readers for generations to come. Meanwhile, in Wells Cathedral, its ancient stones bore witness to the passing of time as they stood tall against the backdrop of this eventful year. On a map of Europe in 1871, Germany emerged as a united nation after years of political upheaval. As coal miners toiled away in Durham Pit Pony, their labor fueled industrial progress and propelled society forward. Artistic expression flourished as Pissarro captured Lordship Lane Station on canvas with meticulous detail. Across the English Channel, Edward Lear's whimsical drawing from his book Nonsense Songs transported readers into an enchanting world filled with silver-spangled Hamburgh cocks and hens. Children reveled in joyous moments swinging on ringing bells while adults eagerly anticipated thrilling races at Cartmel Races. Yet not all was merriment; Parkside Asylum loomed over Macclesfield as a reminder of society's struggle to care for those afflicted by mental illness. Amidst these diverse scenes came Thomas Nast's powerful cartoon depicting Tweed Ring—a scathing indictment that exposed corruption within Tammany Tiger Loose. And finally, St Pancras Station stood proudly in London—its grandeur symbolizing progress and connectivity during this transformative era. The year 1871 encapsulated both triumphs and challenges across various realms—literature thrived through Proust's emergence while art flourished under Pissarro's brush strokes. It marked significant milestones like Germany's unification but also shed light on societal issues such as mental health care reform and political corruption. As we reflect upon this pivotal year from our vantage point today, let us appreciate how each thread woven into history shapes our present reality—an intricate tapestry where culture intertwines with progress, and the echoes continue to resonate.