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1897 Collection

In the year 1897, a myriad of remarkable events and creations unfolded, leaving an indelible mark on history

Background image1897 Collection: The guardian angel, 1897

The guardian angel, 1897. Private Collection

Background image1897 Collection: Peter the Cat by Louis Wain

Peter the Cat by Louis Wain
Peter the Cat - Mr Louis Wain at Home. 1897

Background image1897 Collection: Brahms Photo

Brahms Photo
JOHANNES BRAHMS German musician with his autograph Date: 1833 - 1897

Background image1897 Collection: Smithfield Market

Smithfield Market
Smithfield meat market

Background image1897 Collection: Amelia Earhart (1897-1937)

Amelia Earhart (1897-1937)
Amelia Earhart, 1897-1937. Date: 1937

Background image1897 Collection: EDVARD MUNCH: THE KISS. Woodcut, 1897-98, by Edvard Munch

EDVARD MUNCH: THE KISS. Woodcut, 1897-98, by Edvard Munch

Background image1897 Collection: Nelsons Flagship Foudroyant - Blackpool, Lancashire

Nelsons Flagship Foudroyant - Blackpool, Lancashire
The decaying hulk of Horatio Nelsons Flagship Foudroyant wrecked on the beach at Blackpool, Lancashire. On 16 June 1897 during a violent storm when under tow

Background image1897 Collection: Tattooed Victorian lady, 1897

Tattooed Victorian lady, 1897
An example of American tattoo work on a Mrs. Williams. Date: 1897

Background image1897 Collection: GAUGUIN: PAINTING, 1897. Where Do We Come From / What Are We / Where Are We Going

GAUGUIN: PAINTING, 1897. Where Do We Come From / What Are We / Where Are We Going. Oil on canvas by Paul Gauguin, 1897

Background image1897 Collection: The Battle of Trafalgar, H. M. S. Victory breaks the line

The Battle of Trafalgar, H. M. S. Victory breaks the line
Illustration showing the moment during the Battle of Trafalgar, 21 October 1805, that HMS Victory broke through the enemy line and also the moment of Nelsons mortal wounding

Background image1897 Collection: Advert / Exhib Pre-Raphael

Advert / Exhib Pre-Raphael
Show of Pre-Raphaelite art at the Goupil Gallery, London : but the style of the poster is post-pre-Raphaelite even while paying homage to the pre- Raphaelite subject-matter

Background image1897 Collection: Snowdrop, Galanthus nivalis, as design motif

Snowdrop, Galanthus nivalis, as design motif in wallpaper, borders and fabrics.. Lithograph by Verneuil with pochoir (stencil)

Background image1897 Collection: STEINLEN, Th鯰hile A Tourn饠du Chat Noir

STEINLEN, Th鯰hile A Tourn饠du Chat Noir
STEINLEN, Th鯰 hile Alexandre (1859-1923). Reopening of the Chat Noir Cabaret. 1896. Advertisment of the tour of this cabaret from Montmartre founded by Rodolphe Salis. Art Nouveau. Litography

Background image1897 Collection: Johannes Brahms, German composer

Johannes Brahms, German composer and musician. Seen here in profile, playing a grand piano

Background image1897 Collection: French Customs officers X-Ray for smuggled goods

French Customs officers X-Ray for smuggled goods 1897

Background image1897 Collection: Tattooed masterpiece by Mr. Sutherland Macdonald of Jermyn S

Tattooed masterpiece by Mr. Sutherland Macdonald of Jermyn S
A battle royal in mid-air: a tattooed masterpiece by Mr. Sutherland Macdonald of Hamman Studio, Jermyn Street, London. Date: 1897

Background image1897 Collection: SS Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse, 1900

SS Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse, 1900
Photograph of the North German Lloyd Liner Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse at sea, 1900. This liner was built by the Vulcan Shipyards at Stettin with the aim of winning the Blue Riband

Background image1897 Collection: Thames Embankment / Gas

Thames Embankment / Gas
The Thames Embankment, London, on a foggy evening - the lamplighter just lighting the gas lamps

Background image1897 Collection: The Royal Family of Great Britain 1897

The Royal Family of Great Britain 1897 (the year of Queen Victorias Diamond Jubilee). 1897

Background image1897 Collection: Tuba on its Own

Tuba on its Own
There are three sizes of tuba - the smallest is the Euphonium : the Bombardon is the most usual; there is also the Contrabass Tuba, used in military bands and by Wagner. Date: 1897

Background image1897 Collection: BEER AD BY MUCHA, c1897. French lithograph advertising poster, c1897

BEER AD BY MUCHA, c1897. French lithograph advertising poster, c1897, by Alphonse Mucha for Bieres de la Meuse

Background image1897 Collection: Steam turbine blades - Sir Charles Parsons

Steam turbine blades - Sir Charles Parsons
Steam turbine blades from an early sketch by Sir Charles Parsons, 1897 Date: 1897

Background image1897 Collection: Aerial view of Forest Gate Hospital, East London

Aerial view of Forest Gate Hospital, East London
An aerial view of the Forest Gate Hospital, London E7. The hospital was originally opened in 1854 by the Whitechapel Union as an industrial school for 800 children

Background image1897 Collection: Geo Roes Irish Whisky

Geo Roes Irish Whisky
This advert extols the medicinal benefits of whisky quoting the British Medical Journal for authority

Background image1897 Collection: Diagram of Ear / 1897

Diagram of Ear / 1897
EAR Diagram of the front view of the ear

Background image1897 Collection: Valve Horn on its Own

Valve Horn on its Own
The VALVE HORN (French : Cor a pistons) was introduced in the 1830s and completely replaced the Natural Horn used by Mozart and Beethoven

Background image1897 Collection: Rudyard Kipling at Desk

Rudyard Kipling at Desk
English writer, Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) working at his desk

Background image1897 Collection: Emma de Burgh, tattooed lady, 1897

Emma de Burgh, tattooed lady, 1897
Emma de Burgh, tattooed lady. The work on her back depicts the Last Supper, by Da Vinci, and was regarded at the time to be one of the finest piece of tattooing produced in America

Background image1897 Collection: Frank de Burgh, tattooed man, 1897

Frank de Burgh, tattooed man, 1897
Frank de Burgh, tattooed man, displays his chest and forearms, which bear the name of his wife, Emma, and a forget-me-not motto, depicted on a scroll, held aloft by a maiden

Background image1897 Collection: MUCHA: BICYCLE AD, 1897. French lithograph advertising poster by Alphonse Mucha for Perfecta

MUCHA: BICYCLE AD, 1897. French lithograph advertising poster by Alphonse Mucha for Perfecta bicycles

Background image1897 Collection: Calots spinal surgery, 19th century

Calots spinal surgery, 19th century
Calots spinal surgery, 19th-century artwork. This operation is being carried out by the French surgeon Jean-Francois Calot (1861-1944) on a condition known as Potts disease

Background image1897 Collection: Afghan War / Dargai

Afghan War / Dargai
THE STORMING OF DARGAI The Gordon Highlanders, under Colonel Mathias, storm heights fiercely defended by a large force of Afridis

Background image1897 Collection: Queen Victoria

Queen Victoria
QUEEN VICTORIA Circa 1897

Background image1897 Collection: Queen Victoria and family, Diamond Jubilee

Queen Victoria and family, Diamond Jubilee
Queen Victoria (1819 - 1901) surrounded by some of her family to celebrate her Diamond Jubilee

Background image1897 Collection: Marconi with his radio, 19th century

Marconi with his radio, 19th century
Marconi with his radio, 19th-century artwork. The apparatus consists of a receiver and a transmitter. Italian physicist Guglielmo Marconi (1874-1937)

Background image1897 Collection: Army Nursing Sister

Army Nursing Sister
A nursing sister, together with Army medical staff and hospital corps, and army chaplain

Background image1897 Collection: Sebastian Kneipp

Sebastian Kneipp
SEBASTIAN KNEIPP Bavarian priest, promoter of hydropathy (cold water cure) and herbalism

Background image1897 Collection: ADVERT / ENOs SALTS 1897

ADVERT / ENOs SALTS 1897
Enos Fruit Salt for digestive problems

Background image1897 Collection: Sir Charles Edward Kingsford Smith 1897-1935

Sir Charles Edward Kingsford Smith 1897-1935
Sir Charles Edward Kingsford Smith, 1897-1935. This photo is regarded by his family as the best and most typical ever taken of Smithy. Date: 1935

Background image1897 Collection: Beekeeping, 19th century

Beekeeping, 19th century
Beekeeping, 19th-century artwork. Beekeeper extracting honey from honeycombs obtained from a beehive. Bees collect nectar from a wide range of flowering plants

Background image1897 Collection: Victoria Diamond Jubilee celebration bookmark

Victoria Diamond Jubilee celebration bookmark
A beautifully embroidered silk bookmark to commemorate Queen Victorias Diamond Jubilee

Background image1897 Collection: Victorian Women Cyclists Pushing their Bicycles, c. 1898

Victorian Women Cyclists Pushing their Bicycles, c. 1898
Photograph showing a group of women pushing their bicycles up a hill; probably somewhere in England in the summer of 1897

Background image1897 Collection: Jrm Chard / Woodbury Photo

Jrm Chard / Woodbury Photo
JOHN ROUSE MERRIOTT CHARD Military, notably at Rorkes Drift

Background image1897 Collection: Lascelles / Mary / Ww1 Nurse

Lascelles / Mary / Ww1 Nurse
PRINCESS MARY later VISCOUNTESS LASCELLES as a nurse during the First World War, photographed at Buckingham Palace

Background image1897 Collection: Advert / Manders Inks

Advert / Manders Inks
Manders Inks for Artistic Posters

Background image1897 Collection: Cornet on its Own

Cornet on its Own
The CORNET-A-PISTONS - usually known simply as the Cornet, has a tube half the length of the trumpet, and consequently plays an octave higher

Background image1897 Collection: Corno Di Bassetto

Corno Di Bassetto
The CORNO DI BASSETTO (sometimes called the Bassett Horn) is virtually an alto clarinet

Background image1897 Collection: Erich Wolfgang Korngold

Erich Wolfgang Korngold
ERICH WOLFGANG KORNGOLD American composer and conductor, born in Austria (now Czech.)



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In the year 1897, a myriad of remarkable events and creations unfolded, leaving an indelible mark on history. The guardian angel watched over humanity with unwavering devotion, offering solace and protection in times of need. Meanwhile, Peter the Cat by Louis Wain enchanted readers with its whimsical illustrations that brought joy to hearts young and old. Captured through the lens of Brahms' camera was a moment frozen in time, forever preserving memories for generations to come. In that same year, Amelia Earhart came into this world – a trailblazing aviator who would go on to defy societal expectations and inspire countless others with her daring spirit. Smithfield Market buzzed with activity as traders bartered their wares amidst the hustle and bustle of daily life. Across distant shores in Blackpool, Lancashire stood Nelson's Flagship Foudroyant - a majestic vessel steeped in maritime history that symbolized Britain's naval prowess. Edvard Munch unveiled his iconic woodcut masterpiece "The Kiss" during this transformative era; its raw emotion resonating deeply within all who beheld it. As H. M. S Victory broke through enemy lines at the Battle of Trafalgar, it etched itself into the annals of military triumphs forevermore. Tattooing emerged as an art form like no other when Mr. Sutherland Macdonald crafted his intricate designs upon willing canvases; one such Victorian lady proudly displayed her tattooed body as a testament to personal expression and individuality. Advertisements promoting Pre-Raphaelite exhibitions adorned city streets while gas lamps illuminated London's Thames Embankment – casting ethereal shadows upon those strolling along its banks. Thus, 1897 became an unforgettable chapter in history where guardian angels watched over us from above while artistic masterpieces captivated our souls. It was a time when pioneers like Amelia Earhart soared high above societal constraints and where the echoes of battle and triumph reverberated through the seas.