'The Angel which redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads', c1840. Creator: George Presbury
'The Angel which redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads', c1840. Biblical scene, from Genesis 48: 16: 'The Angel which redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and let my name be named on them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth.' Jacob blesses his grandsons Ephraim and Manasseh. When Joseph saw that his father had placed his right hand on Ephraim's head, he was displeased and took his father's hand to move it from Ephraim's head to Manasseh's. Engraving.
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Blind basket-makers at work, Tottenham Court Road, London, c1901 (1903). Artist: Unknown
Blind basket-makers at work, Tottenham Court Road, London, c1901 (1903). In 1854 The Association for Promoting the General Welfare of the Blind was established by Elizabeth Margaretta Maria Gilbert (1826-1885). The charity created employment for the blind, opening a factory in 1893 in Tottenham Court Road producing woven baskets, brooms, and upholstery and chair seats. Queen Victoria, William Gladstone, Edward VII and Charles Dickens were notable patrons of the charity. In 1901, the General Welfare of the Blind produced all the mats and other articles used to fit SS 'Ophir' for the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York on their world tour. From Living London, Vol. III, by George R. Sims. [Cassell and Company, Limited, London, Paris, New York & Melbourne, 1903]
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Calligraphic exhibition bill of Matthew Buchinger, 'Dwarf of Nurnburg', 1717, (1840). Artist: Matthew Buchinger
Calligraphic exhibition bill of Matthew Buchinger, 'Dwarf of Nurnburg', 1717, (1840). Facsimile of a bill advertising the talents of Matthias (or Matthew) Buchinger sent to Robert Harley, Earl of Oxford, in 1717. Buchinger was born with no hands or feet, but was a gifted artist, magician and performer. Illustration from Historical and Literary Curiosities consisting of Fac-similies of Original Documents, by Charles John Smith, (Henry G Bohn, London, 1840).
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