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1884 Collection

"1884: A Year of Triumphs, Struggles, and Exploration" In 1884, the world witnessed remarkable feats and significant moments that shaped history

Background image1884 Collection: Colonel Norton, at 28, 000 ft, on Everest, 1924

Colonel Norton, at 28, 000 ft, on Everest, 1924
Photograph showing Colonel Edward Felix Norton (1884-1954) climbing Everest, at a height of about 28, 000 feet, 1924. This photograph was taken by Theodore Howard Somervell (1890-1975)

Background image1884 Collection: Georges Duhamel / Manuel

Georges Duhamel / Manuel
GEORGES DUHAMEL French writer

Background image1884 Collection: Sunday Afternoon on la Grande Jatte 1884. Oil on canvas. by Georges Seurat

Sunday Afternoon on la Grande Jatte 1884. Oil on canvas. by Georges Seurat (1859-1891) French Post-Impressionist painter. Parisians enjoying a summer afternoon in a park. Water River Seine France

Background image1884 Collection: At the Start of the Cresta Run, St. Moritz, 1912

At the Start of the Cresta Run, St. Moritz, 1912
Photograph showing a member of the St. Moritz Tobogganing Club leaping onto his machine at the top of the Cresta Run, 1912. This famous course was first laid out in 1884

Background image1884 Collection: Gregor Mendel

Gregor Mendel
GREGOR JOHANN MENDEL Austrian botanist

Background image1884 Collection: Orient Express train in a rural setting

Orient Express train in a rural setting
The Orient Express - countryfolk stop to watch the express go by

Background image1884 Collection: Suffragette Hunger Strike Medal W. S. P. U

Suffragette Hunger Strike Medal W. S. P. U
The W.S.P.U Hunger Strike medal presented to Grace Chappelow (1884-1971). This has two bars, indicating two imprisonments during which time, Grace was on hunger strike

Background image1884 Collection: Wee Willie Winkie

Wee Willie Winkie runs through the town, upstairs and downstairs in his nightgown, rapping at the window, crying through the lock, Are the children in their beds...?

Background image1884 Collection: Old Curiosity Shop

Old Curiosity Shop
THE OLD CURIOSITY SHOP A view of the original shop on Portsmouth Street, London, immortalised by Charles Dickens in his novel of the same name

Background image1884 Collection: Cartoon, Rev Stewart Headlam

Cartoon, Rev Stewart Headlam, The Church and Stage Guild. The Guild was formed in May 1879 with a view to breaking down prejudice against the theatre and its performers

Background image1884 Collection: The Salvation Army Riots at Worthing, Sussex

The Salvation Army Riots at Worthing, Sussex
These images show the Skeleton Army, opponents of the Salvation Army organised by those interested in Sunday drinking, rioting against one of the Salvation Armys religious Sunday processions

Background image1884 Collection: AFRICA: MAP. Birds eye view of the Sudan and surrounding countries

AFRICA: MAP. Birds eye view of the Sudan and surrounding countries. English lithograph map, 1884, of north, central, and east Africa

Background image1884 Collection: The Cresta Run, St. Moritz, 1912

The Cresta Run, St. Moritz, 1912
Photograph showing the Cresta Run, with its Crows Nest and grandstand (top) on a St. Moritz race day in 1912. This famous course is the home venue for the St

Background image1884 Collection: The Terra Nova, 1910

The Terra Nova, 1910
Sectional illustration of the Terra Nova, the Polar research ship used by Captain R.F. Scott in his Antarctic Expedition of 1910-1912. The Terra Nova was built as a Dundee whaler in 1884

Background image1884 Collection: Sir William C. Brooks, Vanity Fair, Spy

Sir William C. Brooks, Vanity Fair, Spy
SIR WILLIAM CUNLIFFE BROOKS, 1st Baronet (1819 - 1900) Lawyer, banker and Conservative Member of Parliament for East Cheshire. Caption: The Golden Pippen Date: 1819 - 1900

Background image1884 Collection: MOUNT KILIMANJARO, 1884. Mount Kilimanjaro and its highest peak, Kibo, the highest point in Africa

MOUNT KILIMANJARO, 1884. Mount Kilimanjaro and its highest peak, Kibo, the highest point in Africa. Wood engraving, English, 1884

Background image1884 Collection: THE STATUE OF LIBERTY. Under construction in Paris c1884

THE STATUE OF LIBERTY. Under construction in Paris c1884

Background image1884 Collection: NATCHES (c1856-1919). Also known as Naiche. Son of Cochise and chief of the Chiricahua Apaches

NATCHES (c1856-1919). Also known as Naiche. Son of Cochise and chief of the Chiricahua Apaches. Photograph, c1884

Background image1884 Collection: Robidas rotating house

Robidas rotating house
Maison tournante arienee or aerial rotating house, one of Albert Robidas futuristic visions of life in the 20th century

Background image1884 Collection: The Marriage of General Mite and Millie Edwards, Mancheste

The Marriage of General Mite and Millie Edwards, Mancheste
Engraving showing a series of scenes from the marriage of General Mite, real name Francis Joseph Flynn, and Miss Millie Edwards held at St. James Hall, Manchester, 1884

Background image1884 Collection: Berlin Conference

Berlin Conference
BERLIN CONFERENCE Bismarck presides over a diplomatic conference to discuss events in Africa

Background image1884 Collection: Lawn Mower Advt, 1884

Lawn Mower Advt, 1884
British advertisement for a lawn mower and garden roller

Background image1884 Collection: The Last of the Spanish Armada

The Last of the Spanish Armada (c. 1884). Stannus, Anthony Carey 1830-1919. Date: 1884 (circa)

Background image1884 Collection: Some English lawn tennis players

Some English lawn tennis players
A group of English tennis players. From left at top: E. d S. H. Browne, Rev. J. T. Hartley (Wimbledon Champion 1879, 1880), C. W. Grinstead, Miss Maud Watson (Lady Champion, 1884), H. F

Background image1884 Collection: Clement Davies

Clement Davies (1884-1962) English politician and leader of the Liberal Party from 1945-1956, seen here at the Liberal Election press conference on the 3rd October 1951

Background image1884 Collection: The Greely Arctic Expedition at its farthest point North, 18

The Greely Arctic Expedition at its farthest point North, 18
Engraving showing members of the American Meteorological Expedition of 1881-4 taking their position, with a sextant, at the farthest point North they reached. Led by Lt

Background image1884 Collection: Pig Eats Picnic Food

Pig Eats Picnic Food
An uninvited guest makes rather a pig of himself at a picnic

Background image1884 Collection: Huckelberry Finn / Rabbit

Huckelberry Finn / Rabbit
Huckleberry holding up a rabbit he has just shot

Background image1884 Collection: MALINOWSKI (1884-1942)

MALINOWSKI (1884-1942)
BRONISLAW MALINOWSKI Polish-born British anthropologist, in the Trobriand Islands 1914-18

Background image1884 Collection: Dunnottar Castle, Kincardine, Scotland

Dunnottar Castle, Kincardine, Scotland
Engraving of Dunnottar Castle, Kincardine, Scotland, August 1884

Background image1884 Collection: Saltaire / Exterior View

Saltaire / Exterior View
SALTAIRE WORKS - exterior view

Background image1884 Collection: Hernan Cortes (1488-1547). Engraving. Colored

Hernan Cortes (1488-1547). Engraving. Colored
Hernan Cortes (1488-1547). Spanish conqueror of Mexico. Engraving by A. Carretero in The Spanish and American Illustration, 1884. Colored

Background image1884 Collection: South Africa (XIX). Zulu Kingdom (1883). Restoration

South Africa (XIX). Zulu Kingdom (1883). Restoration Cettewayo, king of the Zulus. Cetewayo attends the ceremony indaba conference to meet the Induna (Zulu and Xhosa leaders)

Background image1884 Collection: DORE: THE RAVEN, 1882. Doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before

DORE: THE RAVEN, 1882. Doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before
DOR: THE RAVEN, 1882. Doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before... Engraving by Gustave Dor, 1882, for an 1884 edition of The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe

Background image1884 Collection: DORE: THE RAVEN, 1882. Sorrow for the lost Lenore. Engraving by Gustave Dore

DORE: THE RAVEN, 1882. Sorrow for the lost Lenore. Engraving by Gustave Dore
DOR: THE RAVEN, 1882. Sorrow for the lost Lenore. Engraving by Gustave Dor, 1882, for an 1884 edition of The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe

Background image1884 Collection: RENOIR: BATHERS, 1884-87. Pierre Auguste Renoir: The Bathers. Oil on canvas, 1884-87

RENOIR: BATHERS, 1884-87. Pierre Auguste Renoir: The Bathers. Oil on canvas, 1884-87

Background image1884 Collection: MONET: BORDIGHERA, 1884. View of Bordighera. Oil on canvas by Claude Monet, 1884

MONET: BORDIGHERA, 1884. View of Bordighera. Oil on canvas by Claude Monet, 1884

Background image1884 Collection: Leicester Union Cottage Homes, Countesthorpe, Leics

Leicester Union Cottage Homes, Countesthorpe, Leics
Three small inmates stand in front of a water tower at the Leicester Union cottage homes at Countesthorpe, Leicestershire

Background image1884 Collection: Princess Beatrice of Saxe-Coburg with family

Princess Beatrice of Saxe-Coburg with family
Princess Beatrice of Saxe-Coburg (1884-1966), fourth and youngest daughter of Prince Alfred of Edinburgh and his wife, Maria Alexandrovna (later Duke and Duchess of Saxe-Coburg)

Background image1884 Collection: Queen Alexandra and children

Queen Alexandra and children
Photograph from 1884 showing Queen Victoria with four of her children: from left, Princess Louise, Princess Maud (seated), Prince George (later George V), Queen Alexandra and Princess Victoria

Background image1884 Collection: Washington Dc / Penn. Ave

Washington Dc / Penn. Ave
Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington DC

Background image1884 Collection: Violet Gordon Charlesworth: her home

Violet Gordon Charlesworth: her home
The home of Miss Violet Gordon Charlesworth(b.1884) at St Asaph, Wales. She became notorious for faking her own death in 1909 by allegedly being thrown from her motor car into the sea from the cliffs

Background image1884 Collection: Cartoon, Signor Foli, Irish bass opera singer

Cartoon, Signor Foli, Irish bass opera singer
Cartoon, Signor Foli (Allan James Foley, 1837-1899), Irish bass opera singer -- He has studied Bradshaw (probably a reference to his travels and tours). 1884

Background image1884 Collection: Sir Arthur Helps, Vanity Fair, Ape

Sir Arthur Helps, Vanity Fair, Ape
Sir Charles Mark Palmer, 1st Baronet (1822 1907), English shipbuilder born in South Shields, Tyne and Wear (county Durham), England. He founded Palmers Shipbuilding and Iron Company in 1852

Background image1884 Collection: Une Baignade, Asnieres (Bathers at Asnieres), 1884. Oil on canvas. Georges-Pierre Seurat

Une Baignade, Asnieres (Bathers at Asnieres), 1884. Oil on canvas. Georges-Pierre Seurat (1859-1891) French Post-Impressionist painter

Background image1884 Collection: Set design for the Opera Don Carlos by Giuseppe Verdi. Milano, Teatro alla Scala, 1. 10. 1884, 1884

Set design for the Opera Don Carlos by Giuseppe Verdi. Milano, Teatro alla Scala, 1. 10. 1884, 1884
Set design for the Opera Don Carlos by Giuseppe Verdi. Milano, Teatro alla Scala, 1.10.1884, 1884. Found in the collection of Museo Teatrale alla Scala

Background image1884 Collection: Cartoon, Henry Irving and F B Chatterton

Cartoon, Henry Irving and F B Chatterton
Cartoon, Henry Irving (1838-1905), legendary actor-manager, and Frederick Balsir Chatterton (1834-1886), theatre manager, with a bust of Shakespeare in the background -- Shakespearian Experimenters

Background image1884 Collection: FOXHUNTING

FOXHUNTING
Thomas Firr, huntsman of the Quorn. Date: 1884



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"1884: A Year of Triumphs, Struggles, and Exploration" In 1884, the world witnessed remarkable feats and significant moments that shaped history. Colonel Norton dared to conquer new heights as he stood at an astonishing 28, 000 feet on Everest in 1924, defying human limits and pushing boundaries. Meanwhile, Georges Seurat's masterpiece "Sunday Afternoon on la Grande Jatte" captivated art enthusiasts with its meticulous pointillist technique in oil on canvas. The painting transported viewers to a serene moment frozen in time amidst the bustling cityscape of 1884. The adrenaline-fueled start of the Cresta Run in St. Moritz took place in 1912, where thrill-seekers embarked on an exhilarating journey down icy slopes. This daring pursuit embodied the spirit of adventure that defined this era. Scientific breakthroughs were also prominent during this period; Gregor Mendel laid the foundation for modern genetics through his groundbreaking experiments with pea plants. His discoveries revolutionized our understanding of heredity and paved the way for future advancements. The Orient Express train traversing rural landscapes symbolized both luxury and intrigue as it whisked passengers away to exotic destinations. Its elegant carriages carried dreams and aspirations across borders while connecting cultures along its historic route. Mount Kilimanjaro's majestic presence loomed large over Africa as it reached its highest peak known as Kibo – a testament to nature's grandeur captured through a wood engraving from 1884. This awe-inspiring image showcased Africa's untamed beauty. Amidst societal changes, Reverend Stewart Headlam used cartoons to challenge conventional norms while advocating for social justice during this transformative year. His satirical illustrations sparked conversations about important issues facing society at large. Women fighting for their rights found themselves resorting to extreme measures such as hunger strikes; their bravery was commemorated by Suffragette Hunger Strike Medals from the Women's Social and Political Union (W. S. P. U).