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1894 Collection

"1894: A Glimpse into the Victorian Era" Step back in time to 1894, a year that encapsulates the diverse and captivating facets of the Victorian era

Background image1894 Collection: Hymn Creation Holy Spirit God 1894 Charles Marie Dulac

Hymn Creation Holy Spirit God 1894 Charles Marie Dulac
Hymn to Creation: Holy Spirit of God, 1894. Charles Marie Dulac (French, 1865-1898). Color lithograph on chine colle; sheet: 48.9 x 62.7 cm (19 1/4 x 24 11/16 in.); image

Background image1894 Collection: The Workers May-Pole, design for a socialist poster

The Workers May-Pole, design for a socialist poster
The Workers May-Pole, a design for a socialist poster, with a central allegorical figure, and banners and ribbons labelled with abstract ideas such as Leisure, Solidarity and Humanity. Date: 1894

Background image1894 Collection: JEAN SIBELIUS (1865-1957). Finnish composer. Oil, 1894, by Akseli Gallen-Kallela

JEAN SIBELIUS (1865-1957). Finnish composer. Oil, 1894, by Akseli Gallen-Kallela

Background image1894 Collection: Da Vincis crossbow

Da Vincis crossbow. Late 19th Century reproduction of a page from a notebook written by Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519), showing his design for a giant crossbow. Published circa 1894-1904

Background image1894 Collection: King Edward VIII

King Edward VIII
EDWARD VIII Portrait of King Edward VIII, later Duke of Windsor photogrpahed in full dress uniform

Background image1894 Collection: Mount Pleasant Hotel, Kings Cross, London

Mount Pleasant Hotel, Kings Cross, London
The Mount Pleasant Hotel at the corner of Kings Cross Road and Calthorpe Street, Central London. The building was originally erected in 1894 as one of Londons six Rowton Houses - large

Background image1894 Collection: BERNHARDT: MUCHA POSTER. Sarah Bernhardt on a lithograph poster, 1894

BERNHARDT: MUCHA POSTER. Sarah Bernhardt on a lithograph poster, 1894, by Alphonse Mucha for a production of Gismonda by Victorien Sardou at the Theatre de la Renaissance, Paris, France

Background image1894 Collection: FRENCH VETERINARY CLINIC. Lithograph advertising poster, 1894

FRENCH VETERINARY CLINIC. Lithograph advertising poster, 1894, for Paris veterinary clinic by Theophile Alexandre Steinlen

Background image1894 Collection: Pharmacy of the Future

Pharmacy of the Future
EMIL ADOLF VON BEHRING German bacteriologist who won Nobel prize for physiology or medicine in 1901

Background image1894 Collection: Eggs of 24 Birds

Eggs of 24 Birds
Eggs of two dozen birds - key inclosed

Background image1894 Collection: PRIDE & PREJUDICE, 1894. Elizabeth Bennet overhears Mr Darcy at the Ball

PRIDE & PREJUDICE, 1894. Elizabeth Bennet overhears Mr Darcy at the Ball. Illustration by Hugh Thomson from the 1894 edition of Jane Austens Pride and Prejudice, originally published in 1813

Background image1894 Collection: Tsar Nicholas II of Russia

Tsar Nicholas II of Russia; a portrait in honour of his wedding to Alexandra Feodorovna on the 26th November 1894 Date: 1894

Background image1894 Collection: Opening of Tower Bridge

Opening of Tower Bridge
An invitation to the opening of Tower Bridge from the corporation of the City of London

Background image1894 Collection: Singer in Bulgaria

Singer in Bulgaria
This Bulgarian lady, like her husband and her daughter, is wearing her flamboyant regional costume as she treadles away at her Singer

Background image1894 Collection: Madame Sarah Bernhardt as Theodora - photograph by Downey

Madame Sarah Bernhardt as Theodora - photograph by Downey
Madame Sarah Bernhardt as Theodora - photograph by Messrs Downey. Date: 1894

Background image1894 Collection: Advert for United Kingdom Tea Company 1894

Advert for United Kingdom Tea Company 1894
Asian man pours tea from a china tea-pot. Date: 1894

Background image1894 Collection: Gertrude Bell aged 26

Gertrude Bell aged 26
Gertrude Bell (1868-1926) aged 26 in 1894. Date: 1894

Background image1894 Collection: Cell types in the mammalian cerebellum: drawing, 1894, by the Spanish histologist Santiago Ramon y

Cell types in the mammalian cerebellum: drawing, 1894, by the Spanish histologist Santiago Ramon y Cajal (1852-1934)
NERVE CELLS, 1894. Cell types in the mammalian cerebellum: drawing, 1894, by the Spanish histologist Santiago Ramon y Cajal (1852-1934)

Background image1894 Collection: Cornish tin mines, 19th century

Cornish tin mines, 19th century
Cornish tin mines, 19th-century artwork. These mines are in the parish of St Just in Penwith, Cornwall, UK. 19th-century tin mines in this area date back to 1721

Background image1894 Collection: Plants / Galanthus Nivalis

Plants / Galanthus Nivalis
Snowdrop Depicted with Leucajum Aestivum : Snowflake

Background image1894 Collection: King Edward VIII as Admiral of the Fleet by John St. Helier

King Edward VIII as Admiral of the Fleet by John St. Helier
King Edward VIII (1894-1972), later Duke of Windsor, painted by John St. Helier Lander in the robes of Admiral of the Fleet and as Sovereign of The Order of the Garter

Background image1894 Collection: Royal group taken at Palais Edinburgh, Coburg

Royal group taken at Palais Edinburgh, Coburg
Royal group taken at the Palais Edinburgh, Coburg in 1894. From left: Arthur, Duke of Connaught, Duke Alfred of Coburg, Queen Victoria, Kaiser Wilhelm II, Emperor of Germany, Victoria

Background image1894 Collection: Portrait of Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), 1894. Creator: Stoeving, Curt (1863-1939)

Portrait of Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), 1894. Creator: Stoeving, Curt (1863-1939)
Portrait of Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), 1894. Found in the Collection of Staatliche Museen, Berlin

Background image1894 Collection: Major Frank Bernard Halford CBE FRAeS (1894-1955)

Major Frank Bernard Halford CBE FRAeS (1894-1955)
Major Frank Bernard Halford, CBE, FRAeS, 1894-1955, President of the Royal Aeronautical Society 1951 to 1952, in front of the prototype de Havilland Comet airliner. Date: 1955

Background image1894 Collection: Japanese taking Port Arthur, 1894

Japanese taking Port Arthur, 1894
Japanese warships taking Port Arthur, Manchuria, during the Sino-Japanese War, 1894. Printed color lithograph reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background image1894 Collection: Tsar Alexander III and family

Tsar Alexander III and family
Tsar Alexander III (1845-1894) at the Livadia Palace, Yalta with his family. From left; the Tsarevich Nicholas (later Tsar Nicholas II), Grand Prince Georgi Alexandrovich, Tsaritsa Maria Feodorovna

Background image1894 Collection: Paris Notre Dame

Paris Notre Dame
A trio of gargoyles

Background image1894 Collection: Aston Villa F. C in 1894

Aston Villa F. C in 1894
Team photograph of Aston Villa in First Division champions in 1894. Formed in 1874 by members of the Villa Cross Wesleyan Chapel in Aston, Birmingham

Background image1894 Collection: TED KID LEWIS

TED KID LEWIS
Ted Kid Lewis (Gershon Mendeloff), British-born World Welterweight Champion in 1915, 1916 and from 1917 - 1919. His nickname was the Aldgate Sphinx

Background image1894 Collection: Christina Rossetti / 1866

Christina Rossetti / 1866
CHRISTINA ROSSETTI English poet

Background image1894 Collection: Tower Bridge / Scaffolding

Tower Bridge / Scaffolding
Dismantling the scaffolding on the eve of completion

Background image1894 Collection: Jungle Book. Mowgli. Baloo

Jungle Book. Mowgli. Baloo
Baloo the bear, with Mowgli seated on his back, runs with wolves whilst Shere Khan the tiger watches in the background

Background image1894 Collection: Turbinia - steam turbine-powered steamship

Turbinia - steam turbine-powered steamship
Turbinia - the first steam turbine-powered steamship. Built as an experimental vessel in 1894, Turbinia wasy the fastest ship anywhere in the world at that time

Background image1894 Collection: Raining cats and dogs

Raining cats and dogs. Historical artwork of cats, dogs and pitchforks raining down on people in a town street. The saying raining cats and dogs is used when referring to a heavy downpour of rain

Background image1894 Collection: Manchester Ship Canal, 19th century

Manchester Ship Canal, 19th century
Manchester Ship Canal, 19th-century artwork. This canal, constructed between 1887 and 1893, opened on 1 January 1894. It provided a route for shipping from the Mersey Estuary to Manchester, UK

Background image1894 Collection: MAPS / WORLD / 1894

MAPS / WORLD / 1894
World map showing the European colonies

Background image1894 Collection: 1894 Paris to Rouen

1894 Paris to Rouen race.Marchand in Peugeot

Background image1894 Collection: In the Stalls at the Empire Theatre, 1894

In the Stalls at the Empire Theatre, 1894
Engraving showing three theatre-goers heading for their seats, in the stalls, at the Empire Theatre, 1894. All these people are depicted wearing formal, evening attire for their trip to the theatre

Background image1894 Collection: Edward VIII Hunting

Edward VIII Hunting
EDWARD VIII, When Prince of Wales, photographed in India with some of the Bag after a successful days Pig Sticking (hunting wild boar)

Background image1894 Collection: Edward VIII & Patailas

Edward VIII & Patailas
EDWARD VIII When Prince of Wales, meeting Pataila soldiers who lost limbs whilst on active service during World War One

Background image1894 Collection: Stevenson / Yacht Casco

Stevenson / Yacht Casco
ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON Scottish writer sailing to the South Seas on the schooner yacht Casco

Background image1894 Collection: Jb Priestley / Photo 1930

Jb Priestley / Photo 1930
JOHN BOYNTON (JB) PRIESTLEY English writer

Background image1894 Collection: Adolphe Sax

Adolphe Sax
ADOLPHE SAX French inventor of musical instruments

Background image1894 Collection: Stevenson Last Photo

Stevenson Last Photo
ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON the Scottish novelist at Vailima - this is said to be the last portrait taken of him

Background image1894 Collection: Massenet / Thais / First

Massenet / Thais / First
Sybil Sanderson and Charles Delmas in the first production of this opera which tells of an Egyptian courtesan who converts to religion and dies as a desert hermit

Background image1894 Collection: Emanuel Lasker

Emanuel Lasker
EMANUEL LASKER German mathematician, philosopher & chess master, defeated Steinitz in 1894 and retained title till defeated by Capablanca in 1921

Background image1894 Collection: Edward VIII in Nepal

Edward VIII in Nepal
EDWARD VIII As Prince of Wales, travelling by elephant in Nepal

Background image1894 Collection: Mowgli & Wolves. Jungle

Mowgli & Wolves. Jungle
Shere Khan the tiger watches Mowgli with his wolf family



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"1894: A Glimpse into the Victorian Era" Step back in time to 1894, a year that encapsulates the diverse and captivating facets of the Victorian era. Three young Victorian women daringly challenge societal norms, baring their bottoms with an air of rebellion. Meanwhile, a socialist poster design titled "The Workers May-Pole" symbolizes the growing movement for social equality. In the realm of arts and culture, Finnish composer Jean Sibelius creates timeless melodies that stir emotions through his oil painting from 1894. Akseli Gallen-Kallela captures Sibelius' essence on canvas, immortalizing his talent for generations to come. Yet amidst artistic pursuits, innovation thrives. Leonardo da Vinci's crossbow design showcases his genius as an inventor ahead of his time. Tower Bridge opens its majestic gates in London, becoming an iconic symbol of architectural marvels. Traveling further into bustling city life, we find ourselves at Mount Pleasant Hotel in Kings Cross—a hub where stories intertwine and memories are made. Eggs of 24 Birds adorn elegant tables while conversations flow freely among esteemed guests. Literature enthusiasts rejoice as Pride & Prejudice takes center stage in 1894—Elizabeth Bennet eavesdrops on Mr. Darcy during a grand ball—an enchanting tale that continues to captivate readers worldwide. Venturing beyond city limits brings us to Cornish tin mines—a testament to industrialization's impact on society during this period—a reminder of both progress and hardship endured by hardworking miners striving for better lives. Royalty graces our narrative as King Edward VIII assumes the role of Admiral of the Fleet—an embodiment of power and prestige captured skillfully by John St. Helier's brushstrokes. Looking towards future possibilities, we catch a glimpse into what lies ahead—the Pharmacy of the Future promises groundbreaking advancements in medicine and healthcare—an exciting prospect awaiting humanity's embrace.