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1902 Collection

In the year 1902, a myriad of events unfolded that shaped history and left an indelible mark on society

Background image1902 Collection: The Cat that Walked by Himself

The Cat that Walked by Himself
THE CAT THAT WALKED BY HIMSELF Walking by his wild lone through the Wet Wild Woods & waving his wild tail

Background image1902 Collection: KIPLING: JUST SO STORIES. The Elephants Child

KIPLING: JUST SO STORIES. The Elephants Child. Illustration by Rudyard Kipling to the first edition of his Just So Stories, published in 1902

Background image1902 Collection: Wigan Fire Brigade, 1902

Wigan Fire Brigade, 1902
Mitchell and Kenyon 363 Wigan Fire Brigade 1902

Background image1902 Collection: The products of Newfoundland, Canada - Cod

The products of Newfoundland, Canada - Cod
The products of Newfoundland, Canada (" to say nothing of the middle one" ). A pair of large cod flank a young fishermans lad. Date: 1902

Background image1902 Collection: RMS Carpathia, 1903

RMS Carpathia, 1903
Photograph of the Cunard Lines RMS Carpathia, launched by the Swan Hunter Shipyard, in 1902. She was the first vessel built for the Cunard Line which was exclusively for second

Background image1902 Collection: Cecil Rhodes

Cecil Rhodes
CECIL RHODES Statesman, financier, imperialist. Caricatured as a colossus bestriding Africa

Background image1902 Collection: London Hospital, Mile End Road

London Hospital, Mile End Road
A view of the London Hospital on Mile End Road. Date: 1902

Background image1902 Collection: Paul Dirac / Nobel 1933

Paul Dirac / Nobel 1933
PAUL ADRIEN MAURICE DIRAC British physicist

Background image1902 Collection: All that was left of them, 17th Lancers near Modderfontein

All that was left of them, 17th Lancers near Modderfontein, 17 September 1901.Chromolithograph after Richard Caton Woodville (1856-1927)

Background image1902 Collection: Westminster Abbey, London - The Rose Window, South Transcept

Westminster Abbey, London - The Rose Window, South Transcept. Re-made in 1902 and filled with stained glass in memory of Hugh, 1st Duke of Westminster (1825-1899)

Background image1902 Collection: The Hollies Childrens Home, Sidcup, Kent

The Hollies Childrens Home, Sidcup, Kent
Aerial view of The Hollies, the Greenwich & Deptford Unions cottage homes at Lamorbey, near Sidcup, Kent, opened in 1902 to house pauper children away from the workhouse

Background image1902 Collection: Busy street scene at Spitalfields, East End of London

Busy street scene at Spitalfields, East End of London
A busy street scene at Spitalfields in the East End of London. The location is the junction of Commercial Street and Brushfield Street. The building at the right is Spitalfields Market

Background image1902 Collection: HUNTING/FOX/THE MEET

HUNTING/FOX/THE MEET
AT THE MEET Date: 1902

Background image1902 Collection: Ebenezer Howard - Three Magnets diagram

Ebenezer Howard - Three Magnets diagram
The Three Magnets - Ebenezer Howards diagram illustrating the advantages of the garden city. Diagram from Ebenezer Howards To-morrow: A Peaceful Path to Real Reform (1898)

Background image1902 Collection: 1st Golf International

1st Golf International
The first international golf match - England v Scotland at Hoylake : Robert Maxwell is about to drive for Scotland, while John Ball junior (England) is nearest left

Background image1902 Collection: Fox Hunting / In Full Cry

Fox Hunting / In Full Cry
IN FULL CRY

Background image1902 Collection: HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES. I saw a figure of a man upon the tor

HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES. I saw a figure of a man upon the tor. Illustration by Sidney Paget from the March 1902 issue of the Strand magazine for the serial publication of Sir Arthur Conan Doyles

Background image1902 Collection: Gypsy Lee, the fortune teller

Gypsy Lee, the fortune teller
Sketches of Gypsy life: a camp near Latimer Road near Notting Hill showing Gypsy Lee, the fortune teller at the Devils Dyke

Background image1902 Collection: Street in Wapping, East End of London

Street in Wapping, East End of London
A view of a narrow street in Wapping, East London. A group of children are at hand to observe the proceedings

Background image1902 Collection: The kitchen of Delmonicos Restaurant, New York City. Photographed by Joseph Byron, 1902

The kitchen of Delmonicos Restaurant, New York City. Photographed by Joseph Byron, 1902
DELMONICOs RESTAURANT. The kitchen of Delmonicos Restaurant, New York City. Photographed by Joseph Byron, 1902

Background image1902 Collection: Jewish Children, East End of London

Jewish Children, East End of London
A crowd of Jewish children in the East End of London

Background image1902 Collection: Liebig Samoa Apia

Liebig Samoa Apia
Apia is the capital and principal port of Western Samoa

Background image1902 Collection: Taunton School, Taunton, Somerset

Taunton School, Taunton, Somerset Date: 1902

Background image1902 Collection: London Slums - Feathers Court, Drury Lane

London Slums - Feathers Court, Drury Lane
Old tea chests and a cart at Feathers Court, Drury Lane - one of Londons Victorian slum areas. Date: circa 1902

Background image1902 Collection: Petit Trianon (The Temple of Love, Petit Trianon)

Petit Trianon (The Temple of Love, Petit Trianon); Eugene Atget, French, 1857 - 1927; Versailles, France, Europe; 1902; Albumen silver print; Image: 21.4 x 17.8 cm (8 7/16 x 7 in.)

Background image1902 Collection: Tuke, Henry Scott (1858-1929) artist. Ruby, gold and malachite, 1902

Tuke, Henry Scott (1858-1929) artist. Ruby, gold and malachite, 1902

Background image1902 Collection: Pierrot and pierrette in the moonlight

Pierrot and pierrette in the moonlight
Pierrot and pierrette kissing in the moonlight. Date: 1902

Background image1902 Collection: 5th Marquess of Anglesey as Pekoe

5th Marquess of Anglesey as Pekoe
Henry Paget, the 5th Marquess of Anglesey, in the role of Pekoe, from the production of Aladdin that he presented at his own Gaiety Theatre, Anglesey Castle. Date: March 1902

Background image1902 Collection: RUDYARD KIPLING: JUST SO. Drawing by Kipling for his Just So Stories for Little Children, 1902

RUDYARD KIPLING: JUST SO. Drawing by Kipling for his Just So Stories for Little Children, 1902
RUDYARD KIPLING: JUST SO. Drawing by Kipling for his " Just So Stories for Little Children, " 1902

Background image1902 Collection: The Holloway, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, South Wales

The Holloway, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, South Wales
Scene in Gloucester Terrace, The Holloway, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, South Wales, decorated with flags and bunting to celebrate the coronation of King Edward VII

Background image1902 Collection: Guiltcross Union Workhouse, Kenninghall, Norfolk

Guiltcross Union Workhouse, Kenninghall, Norfolk
The Guiltcross Union Workhouse, designed by William Thorold, was erected in 1836-7 at Kenninghall, Norfolk. After its closure in 1902 the site was acquired by the Rev Harold Burden

Background image1902 Collection: Poplar Workhouse, East London

Poplar Workhouse, East London
A side view of one of the blocks of the Poplar Union workhouse, located on Poplar High Street, East London

Background image1902 Collection: Union Workhouse, Todmorden, West Yorkshire

Union Workhouse, Todmorden, West Yorkshire
The Todmorden Union workhouse at Lee Bottom near Mankinholes, West Yorkshire, erected in 1877. The site later became Stansfield View Hospital

Background image1902 Collection: Rheidol Vale Railway

Rheidol Vale Railway
The Vale of Rheidol Railway, Aberystwyth, Wales, opened in 1902 to serve the local lead mines. Here is one of the engine sheds at Aberystwyth. The line was privatised 1989

Background image1902 Collection: Acton Volunteer Fire Brigade with appliances

Acton Volunteer Fire Brigade with appliances
District Council of Acton Volunteer Fire Brigade with appliances typical of those used at the time: a horse drawn steamer, horse drawn manual pump, horse drawn escape, hand wheeled escape

Background image1902 Collection: Paris, France - Champs-Elysees, The Paiva Mansion

Paris, France - Champs-Elysees, The Paiva Mansion. Date: 1902

Background image1902 Collection: 1902 Coronation Birds Custard Powder advertisement

1902 Coronation Birds Custard Powder advertisement
A patriotic advertisement for Birds Custard Powder placed in the Coronation Number of The Graphic celebrating the Coronation of King Edward VII and featuring a crown on top of a packet. Date: 1902

Background image1902 Collection: S. F. Edge

S. F. Edge
Selwyn Francis Edge (1868 - 1940), Australian businessman, racing driver, and record-breaker. He is principally associated with selling and racing De Dion-Bouton, Gladiator; Clem鮴 -Panhard

Background image1902 Collection: Volunteer Fire Brigade with appliances

Volunteer Fire Brigade with appliances typical of those used at the time: a horse drawn steamer, horse drawn manual pump, horse drawn escape, hand wheeled escape, and a hose cart

Background image1902 Collection: Budapest, Hungary - Fishermans Bastion

Budapest, Hungary - Fishermans Bastion
The Halaszbastya or Fishermans Bastion. A terrace in neo-Gothic and neo-Romanesque style on the Buda bank of the Danube (on the Castle hill), Budapest, around Matthias Church

Background image1902 Collection: Cotton weavers at their looms, Preston, Lancashire

Cotton weavers at their looms, Preston, Lancashire
Women operating cotton weaving looms at the works of Messrs Horrockses, Crewdson and Co Ltd of Preston, Lancashire

Background image1902 Collection: Headquarters of the London Fire Brigade

Headquarters of the London Fire Brigade
The headquarters of the London Fire Brigade on Southwark Bridge Road, with two horse-drawn fire engines passing in front, and passers by standing on both pavements

Background image1902 Collection: Typesetting by hand, Morning Post newspaper, London

Typesetting by hand, Morning Post newspaper, London
A roomful of male compositors in London, typesetting the pages of the Morning Post newspaper by hand

Background image1902 Collection: Cotton weaving shed, Preston, Lancashire

Cotton weaving shed, Preston, Lancashire
A huge cotton weaving shed at the works of Messrs Horrockses, Crewdson and Co Ltd of Preston, Lancashire, with people at work

Background image1902 Collection: East End Doss House, London

East End Doss House, London
Exterior of a lodging house or doss house in the East End of London, probably Whitechapel. A man and a boy stand outside. A sign above the door reads BEDS 4d. Per Night FOR SINGLE MEN ONLY

Background image1902 Collection: Grove Park Hospital, Lewisham, south east London

Grove Park Hospital, Lewisham, south east London
Aerial view of the Grove Park Hospital, Marvels Lane, Lewisham, south east London. The buildings, designed by T & J Norman Dinwiddy, were erected in 1899-1902 as a workhouse for the Greenwich Union

Background image1902 Collection: Queen Mary, c. 1902

Queen Mary, c. 1902
Photographic portrait of Queen Mary, when Princess May of Teck (1867-1953), pictured c.1902. She married the Duke of York, who became King George V of Great Britain and North Ireland (1865-1936)

Background image1902 Collection: The Elephants Child

The Elephants Child
THE ELEPHANTs CHILD Kiplings tale of how the elephant got his trunk. A crocodile tugs at the elephants nose, and thus he develops a trunk!



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In the year 1902, a myriad of events unfolded that shaped history and left an indelible mark on society. It was a time when tales were spun, heroes emerged, and the world witnessed both triumphs and tragedies. One such tale was "The Cat that Walked by Himself, " penned by Rudyard Kipling in his iconic collection of stories called Just So Stories. This whimsical feline captivated readers with its independence and cunning nature. Meanwhile, across the vast Atlantic Ocean, another story was unfolding aboard the RMS Carpathia in 1903. This ship would later gain fame for its heroic role in rescuing survivors from the ill-fated Titanic disaster just nine years later. While maritime adventures took place at sea, on land, Newfoundland in Canada thrived as it proudly showcased its bountiful products - particularly cod. The fishing industry flourished as these prized fish became a staple food source for many around the world. In science and academia, brilliance shone through with Paul Dirac being awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1933. His groundbreaking contributions to quantum mechanics paved the way for advancements that continue to shape our understanding of the universe today. Notable figures also made their mark during this era; Cecil Rhodes left an enduring legacy through his influential role as a British imperialist and businessman. Meanwhile, London Hospital on Mile End Road stood tall as a beacon of hope amidst illness and despair. As bustling streets teemed with life at Spitalfields in East End London, one could almost hear echoes of Kipling's words resonating: "I am only just beginning my travels. " And indeed, there was much more to explore within this vibrant cityscape. From hunting expeditions where foxes met their fate at "the meet" to brave soldiers fighting valiantly under adverse conditions like those depicted by Modderfontein's 17th Lancers - all that remained were memories etched in history.