British Empire world map, 19th century
British Empire world map. This world map shows the 19th-century British Empire (pink) and its indigenous peoples. Five illustrations (clockwise from upper left) show the people of Australia, North America, southern Africa, Europe and Asia. Two tables (top left and top right) list the imperial possessions by area and population, with the totals being over 7 million square miles and nearly 165 million people. Some years of acquisition are also shown. This map was produced in the late 1850s by the Scottish cartographer John Bartholomew (1831-1893). Africa includes the 1856 route taken by the Scottish explorer David Livingstone.
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Formby station, Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway, April 1913
Formby station, Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway. View looking west along the road near the station, showing telegraph poles and wires after alterations. Note the 'National Telephone Service' sign (upside down): it looks like a National Telephone Company sign which may have been altered by the GPO, which took over the NTC in 1912. Two horses and carriages are waiting by the roadside. 14 April 1913.4853
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Mr A.W. Gill's motor vehicle on a cart after being destroyed by fire. Liskey Hill, Perranporth, Cornwall. June 1906
On Sunday returning from Perranporth just as the car was negotiating Liskey Hill, there was a sudden jerk and then a continuance of motion as if everything was right. But almost immediately Mrs Gill saw flames coming through from the lower part of the car at the bottom of the steering gears. Mr and Mrs Gill and a man who accompanied them were out of the car in time to see the vehicle burst into flames. It was a complete wreck. The fire was apparently caused by a breakage of the supply pipe which caused the petroleum to leak onto the hot exhaust. The car is not covered by insurance. Referenced from the Royal Cornwall Gazette, 28th June 1906, page 8, column 2. Photographer: Arthur Philp.
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