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"19th Century Charm: Exploring the Beauty of Polperro, Cornwall" Step back in time and immerse yourself in the enchanting world of 19th-century Polperro, Cornwall

Background image19th Collection: Countries Travelled By The Apostles And Showing The Journeys Of St Paul Between Asia And Europe

Countries Travelled By The Apostles And Showing The Journeys Of St Paul Between Asia And Europe. From The Holy Bible Published By William Collins, Sons, & Company In 1869

Background image19th Collection: BALDWIN LOCOMOTIVE, 1870. A Baldwin locomotive of 1870, made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

BALDWIN LOCOMOTIVE, 1870. A Baldwin locomotive of 1870, made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Background image19th Collection: Five little girls, Polperro, Cornwall. 1860-1870s

Five little girls, Polperro, Cornwall. 1860-1870s
A group of five young girls, comprising two older girls, two toddlers and a baby. The second from the left is probably Jane Ann Libby

Background image19th Collection: Houses on the hillside, Polperro, Cornwall. 1860-1870s

Houses on the hillside, Polperro, Cornwall. 1860-1870s
Houses on the hillside with children playing in The Warren. Photographic print from the manuscript The History of Polperro by Thomas Q

Background image19th Collection: Whitehaven Harbour, Cumbria, England In The 19Th Century. From Cyclopaedia Of Useful Arts And

Whitehaven Harbour, Cumbria, England In The 19Th Century. From Cyclopaedia Of Useful Arts And Manufactures By Charles Tomlinson

Background image19th Collection: Portrait of Hannah Rowett, Polperro, Cornwall. Around 1860

Portrait of Hannah Rowett, Polperro, Cornwall. Around 1860
Portrait of Hannah Rowett, born 1850, a cousin of Robert and Frank Rendle. Photographic print from the manuscript The History of Polperro by Thomas Q

Background image19th Collection: Five young ladies, Polperro, Cornwall. 1860-1870s

Five young ladies, Polperro, Cornwall. 1860-1870s
Five young ladies in their Sunday best clothes. Photographic print from the manuscript The History of Polperro by Thomas Q

Background image19th Collection: Portrait of a lady, Polperro, Cornwall. 1860-1870s

Portrait of a lady, Polperro, Cornwall. 1860-1870s
Full length portrait of a lady holding a book. Philip M. Correll (1992) identified the woman as " The school lady of the day"

Background image19th Collection: Wine Cellar

Wine Cellar, Drinking A Glass Of Wine, Two Men, Wine Barrels, Winery, Storage, Alcohol, Alcoholic, Beverage, Underground, Viticulture, 19th Century Lithography

Background image19th Collection: ANNIE OAKLEY (1860-1926). Oil over a photograph, 1899

ANNIE OAKLEY (1860-1926). Oil over a photograph, 1899

Background image19th Collection: BEETHOVEN MANUSCRIPT, 1806. Manuscript page from Ludwig van Beethovens String Quartet in C Major

BEETHOVEN MANUSCRIPT, 1806. Manuscript page from Ludwig van Beethovens String Quartet in C Major, Op. 59 No. 3, showing the beginning of the last movement

Background image19th Collection: KILRAIN VS. SULLIVAN, 1889. John L. Sullivan knocks out Jake Kilrain in the last round of

KILRAIN VS. SULLIVAN, 1889. John L. Sullivan knocks out Jake Kilrain in the last round of the 75-round contest at Richburg, Mississippi, on 8 July 1889, Sullivans last bare-knuckle fight

Background image19th Collection: Ruins Of Baalbek, Lebanon, As Seen In The 19Th Century. From El Mundo En La Mano Published 1875

Ruins Of Baalbek, Lebanon, As Seen In The 19Th Century. From El Mundo En La Mano Published 1875

Background image19th Collection: High Street, Southampton, Hampshire, England In The Late 19Th Century

High Street, Southampton, Hampshire, England In The Late 19Th Century. From Our Own Country Published 1898

Background image19th Collection: The Constellations (Plate XXI) Capricorn and Aquarius, from A Celestial Atlas by Alexander Jamieson

The Constellations (Plate XXI) Capricorn and Aquarius, from A Celestial Atlas by Alexander Jamieson, pub. London 1822 (hand coloured engraving). Tenth and eleventh Sign of the Zodiac

Background image19th Collection: London Fire Brigade - 19th Century - Horse-drawn steam pump

London Fire Brigade - 19th Century - Horse-drawn steam pump
Off to the Fire London Fire Brigade - 19th Century - Horse-drawn steam pump

Background image19th Collection: FRANZ LISZT (1811-1886). Hungarian pianist and composer. Painting by Wilhelm von Kaulbach

FRANZ LISZT (1811-1886). Hungarian pianist and composer. Painting by Wilhelm von Kaulbach

Background image19th Collection: TEXAS FLAG, 1842. Texas flag seized from Texan prisoners during a Mexican raid on San Antonio

TEXAS FLAG, 1842. Texas flag seized from Texan prisoners during a Mexican raid on San Antonio and a subsequent battle at Mier, Mexico, 1842

Background image19th Collection: TEXAS: LONE STAR FLAG, 1839. Lone Star Flag of Texas, 1839

TEXAS: LONE STAR FLAG, 1839. Lone Star Flag of Texas, 1839
TEXAS:LONE STAR FLAG, 1839. Lone Star Flag of Texas, 1839

Background image19th Collection: 19th Century View Of Eastnor Castle, Near Ledbury, Herefordshire, England

19th Century View Of Eastnor Castle, Near Ledbury, Herefordshire, England. From Churtons Portrait And Lanscape Gallery, Published 1836

Background image19th Collection: General view of Birmingham, West Midlands, England (engraving)

General view of Birmingham, West Midlands, England (engraving)
KW1078128 General view of Birmingham, West Midlands, England (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: General view of Birmingham, West Midlands)

Background image19th Collection: Destructive Fire At Fiskerton Mill

Destructive Fire At Fiskerton Mill, Near Southwell, Notts. UK

Background image19th Collection: WASHAKIE (c1804-1900). Shoshone Native American chief. Photographed c1885

WASHAKIE (c1804-1900). Shoshone Native American chief. Photographed c1885

Background image19th Collection: John Mad Jack Fuller, philanthropist

John Mad Jack Fuller, philanthropist
John Fuller (1757-1834), English philanthropist. Fuller was born at North Stoneham, Hampshire. At the age of four he lost his father, the local clergyman, and at ten was sent to Eton College

Background image19th Collection: James Watt in his Glasgow workshop improving on Thomas Newcomens 1712 Newcomen

James Watt in his Glasgow workshop improving on Thomas Newcomens 1712 Newcomen
3588302 James Watt in his Glasgow workshop improving on Thomas Newcomens 1712 Newcomen steam engine with his Watt steam engine in 1781, from Les Merveilles de la Science, pub.1870

Background image19th Collection: Over London by Rail From Gustave Dore and Blanchard Jerrold London: A Pilgrimage London 1872

Over London by Rail From Gustave Dore and Blanchard Jerrold London: A Pilgrimage London 1872. Back view of typical 19th century London artisan terrace houses with washhouses

Background image19th Collection: Sir Henry Morton Stanley meeting with his rear column at Banalya, Africa, 17 August 1888

Sir Henry Morton Stanley meeting with his rear column at Banalya, Africa, 17 August 1888
5242631 Sir Henry Morton Stanley meeting with his rear column at Banalya, Africa, 17 August 1888, during his Emin Pasha Relief Expedition, from In Darkest Africa by Henry M. Stanley pub

Background image19th Collection: Boy Asleep in the Hay, 1891-97 (oil on canvas)

Boy Asleep in the Hay, 1891-97 (oil on canvas)
5055817 Boy Asleep in the Hay, 1891-97 (oil on canvas) by Anker, Albert (1831-1910); 54.8 x 70.7 cm; Kunstmuseum, Basel, Switzerland; Swiss, out of copyright

Background image19th Collection: Cornelia Bradley Martin, as Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots, Bradley-Martin Ball

Cornelia Bradley Martin, as Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots, Bradley-Martin Ball
3077517 Cornelia Bradley Martin, as Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots, Bradley-Martin Ball, 1897 (b/w photo) by American Photographer; Collection of the New-York Historical Society

Background image19th Collection: MAUD POWELL (1868-1920). American violinist

MAUD POWELL (1868-1920). American violinist

Background image19th Collection: George Calver, English instrument maker

George Calver, English instrument maker
George Calver (1834-1927) English scientific instrument maker. Calvers interest in astronomy began in childhood when his local clergyman showed him a reflecting telescope

Background image19th Collection: Andrew Ainslie Common, British Astronomer

Andrew Ainslie Common, British Astronomer
Andrew Ainslie Common (1841-1903) British astronomer. Common used photographic techniques to make observations, and his photograph of the Orion Nebula, taken in 1883

Background image19th Collection: Soyuz docking mission, news reports, 1969

Soyuz docking mission, news reports, 1969
Front-page Western news reports on the Soviet Soyuz docking mission of January 1969, the first time two manned spacecraft had docked

Background image19th Collection: Muscles of the neck

Muscles of the neck, historical artwork. The upper figure shows the front of the neck with the skin and fascia (connective tissue) removed to expose the musculature (red) and tendons

Background image19th Collection: The Witch On Her Broomstick, After A Work By L. r. Falero. From Illustrierte Sittengeschichte Vom

The Witch On Her Broomstick, After A Work By L. r. Falero. From Illustrierte Sittengeschichte Vom Mittelalter Bis Zur
The Witch On Her Broomstick, After A Work By L.r. Falero. From Illustrierte Sittengeschichte Vom Mittelalter Bis Zur Gegenwart By Eduard Fuchs, Published 1909

Background image19th Collection: Sir Henry Morton Stanley And His Men Crossing A Hazardous Forest Clearing During His Emin Pasha

Sir Henry Morton Stanley And His Men Crossing A Hazardous Forest Clearing During His Emin Pasha Relief Expedition In Africa, 1886 To 1889. From In Darkest Africa By Henry M. Stanley Published 1890

Background image19th Collection: CARL AUGUST NIELSEN (1865-1931). Danish composer

CARL AUGUST NIELSEN (1865-1931). Danish composer

Background image19th Collection: STATE OF LIBERTY: FEET. Toes and base of the torch of the Statue of Liberty before assemblage at

STATE OF LIBERTY: FEET. Toes and base of the torch of the Statue of Liberty before assemblage at Bedloes Island (later Liberty Island), 1865

Background image19th Collection: King Denis Rapontchombo of Gabon and his Wife, 1865 (engraving)

King Denis Rapontchombo of Gabon and his Wife, 1865 (engraving)
1730972 King Denis Rapontchombo of Gabon and his Wife, 1865 (engraving) by French School, (19th century); (add.info.: King Denis Rapontchombo of Gabon (1780-1876) and his wife, engraving, 1865)

Background image19th Collection: Neptunes Horses

Neptunes Horses
Vintage engraving showing Neptunes Horses by Walter Crane

Background image19th Collection: Two 19Th Century Chefs. From L illustration Published 1897

Two 19Th Century Chefs. From L illustration Published 1897

Background image19th Collection: GALICIA. SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA. Province of A Coruna

GALICIA. SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA. Province of A Coruna
Galicia. Santiago de Compostela. Province of Coruna. Partial view of the city with the Cathedral in the background. The Spanish and American Illustration. Engraving by Otero (1870)

Background image19th Collection: View of Veracruz and the San Juan de Ulua fort, Mexico (engraving)

View of Veracruz and the San Juan de Ulua fort, Mexico (engraving)
KW1078097 View of Veracruz and the San Juan de Ula fort, Mexico (engraving) by Spanish School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: View of Veracruz and the San Juan de Ula fort)

Background image19th Collection: Hummingbirds, historical artwork

Hummingbirds, historical artwork
Hummingbirds. 19th Century illustration of five different species of male hummingbird. There are approximately 340 species of hummingbird (family Trochilidae)

Background image19th Collection: CASEY JONES (1853-1900). Orig. John Luther Jones. American railroad engineer

CASEY JONES (1853-1900). Orig. John Luther Jones. American railroad engineer. Jones immortalized on an American sheet music cover of 1909

Background image19th Collection: BINGHAM: FUR TRADERS, 1845. George Caleb Bingham: Fur Traders Descending the Missouri. Oil, c1845

BINGHAM: FUR TRADERS, 1845. George Caleb Bingham: Fur Traders Descending the Missouri. Oil, c1845

Background image19th Collection: Polish composer and pianist Frederic Chopin, 1849 (b / w photo)

Polish composer and pianist Frederic Chopin, 1849 (b / w photo)
1730607 Polish composer and pianist Frederic Chopin, 1849 (b/w photo) by Bisson, Louis-Auguste (1814-76); (add.info.: Photo taken in 1849 a few months before he died (October 17, 1849)); French

Background image19th Collection: Coopers croze planes, dated 1735, 1842 and early to mid-19th century

Coopers croze planes, dated 1735, 1842 and early to mid-19th century
701102 Coopers croze planes, dated 1735, 1842 and early to mid-19th century (service tree wood & metal) (see also 701103) by German School; David Russell Collection; (add.info.: L to R)



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"19th Century Charm: Exploring the Beauty of Polperro, Cornwall" Step back in time and immerse yourself in the enchanting world of 19th-century Polperro, Cornwall. This captivating coastal village is a treasure trove of history and natural beauty. As you stroll through the narrow streets lined with picturesque houses on the hillside, you'll be greeted by an array of vibrant flowers, including hortensias and lilacs that fill the air with their sweet fragrance. Plate 113 captures a delightful scene from this era - five little girls joyfully playing amidst the charming backdrop of Polperro. Their innocence and laughter echo through time. Hannah Rowett's portrait transports us to around 1860 when her grace and elegance were immortalized on canvas. Her presence adds a touch of refinement to this quaint fishing village. Five young ladies pose gracefully for another snapshot, showcasing both their fashionable attire and the timeless allure of Polperro during the 1860s-1870s. In Plate 127 lies a hidden gem - a wine cellar brimming with aged bottles waiting to be uncorked. Imagine savoring exquisite wines while surrounded by centuries-old stone walls steeped in history. Speaking of masterpieces, we can't forget Ludwig van Beethoven's manuscript page from his String Quartet in C Major, Op. 59 No. 3 dating back to 1806. The delicate notes penned by one of history's greatest composers remind us that art transcends time itself. And let's not overlook Strawberry Wilmots Superb - a delectable treat that tantalizes taste buds even today. This luscious fruit variety has stood the test of time as it continues to delight generations with its sweetness. So come along on this journey through time as we uncover Polperro's rich heritage captured within these glimpses from yesteryears.