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"From Tragedy to Triumph: The Resilience of the Victim" In the face of adversity, heroes emerge

Background imageVictim Collection: Heroic fireman rescuing girl from fire

Heroic fireman rescuing girl from fire
Heroic fireman rescuing a girl from a fire

Background imageVictim Collection: Heroic fireman rescuing girl from fire

Heroic fireman rescuing girl from fire
Heroic fireman rescuing a girl from a fire. Date: 19th century

Background imageVictim Collection: Rock N Roll Dance

Rock N Roll Dance
Rock and roll enthusiasts, dressed in 1950s clothes, including DA hairstyles, Teddy Boy jackets and spotted dresses which swirl to reveal stocking-tops!

Background imageVictim Collection: The London Blitz An ARP warden rescues a young girl from the wreckage of a building

The London Blitz An ARP warden rescues a young girl from the wreckage of a building bombed by Germany. V1 attack Buckingham Gate, Victoria

Background imageVictim Collection: Lord, have mercy on London. Contemporary English woodcut on the Great Plague of 1665

Lord, have mercy on London. Contemporary English woodcut on the Great Plague of 1665
PLAGUE OF LONDON, 1665. Lord, have mercy on London. Contemporary English woodcut on the Great Plague of 1665

Background imageVictim Collection: BRUEGEL: TRIUMPH OF DEATH. Triumph of Death; tempera on panel, c1562, by Peter Bruegel the Elder

BRUEGEL: TRIUMPH OF DEATH. Triumph of Death; tempera on panel, c1562, by Peter Bruegel the Elder

Background imageVictim Collection: Congo / Cartoon / Punch / 1906

Congo / Cartoon / Punch / 1906
King Leopold II, King of the Belgians, crushes the Belgian Congo. In the rubber coils

Background imageVictim Collection: Suffragettes Pankhurst and Gawthorpe Rutland 1907

Suffragettes Pankhurst and Gawthorpe Rutland 1907
Christabel Pankhurst and Mary Gawthorpe in the Market Place, Uppingham, holding a meeting during the 1907 Rutland bye-election

Background imageVictim Collection: New York Stock Market Crash October 1929

New York Stock Market Crash October 1929

Background imageVictim Collection: DANCE OF DEATH, 1538. Death and the Soldier. Woodcut by Hans Holbein the Younger

DANCE OF DEATH, 1538. Death and the Soldier. Woodcut by Hans Holbein the Younger, from The Dance of Death, published in 1538

Background imageVictim Collection: Testimony at the Salem witchcraft trials, 1690s

Testimony at the Salem witchcraft trials, 1690s
Trial of a suspected witch at Salem, Massachusetts Bay Colony, 1692. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageVictim Collection: Verne / Under the Sea

Verne / Under the Sea
20, 000 LIEUES SOUS LES MERS [20 000 leagues under the sea] The squid claims a victim

Background imageVictim Collection: DREYFUS

DREYFUS
ALFRED DREYFUS French army officer and victim of injustice: his degradation

Background imageVictim Collection: Hedgehog (Bewick)

Hedgehog (Bewick)
erinaceus europeus also known as the Urchin This is the common hedgehog, much loved though, alas, too often the victim of motorists

Background imageVictim Collection: Four daughters of Tsar Nicolas II

Four daughters of Tsar Nicolas II
MARIE, TATIANA, ANASTASIA & OLGA Daughters of Nicolas II and Alexandra of Russia

Background imageVictim Collection: A large Rajasaurus roars in an attempt to scare two Indosuchus away from their kill

A large Rajasaurus roars in an attempt to scare two Indosuchus away from their kill
A large Rajasaurus bellows in an attempt to intimidate two Indosuchus dinosaurs away from a dead Titanosaurus. A pack of small Compsosuchus watch while they eat scraps of meat in the foreground

Background imageVictim Collection: A Cannibal Feast, Charles E Gordon Frazer

A Cannibal Feast, Charles E Gordon Frazer
A Cannibal Feast on the island of Tanna in the New Hebrides, by Charles E Gordon Frazer (1863-1899)

Background imageVictim Collection: An Alvarezsaurid bird cleans the mouth of a Giganotosaurus carolinii dinosaur

An Alvarezsaurid bird cleans the mouth of a Giganotosaurus carolinii dinosaur

Background imageVictim Collection: Edward Woodward as Sergeant Howie

Edward Woodward as Sergeant Howie
in a moment from the finale of The Wicker Man

Background imageVictim Collection: Tyrannosaurus Rex eats the carrion of a dead Triceratops

Tyrannosaurus Rex eats the carrion of a dead Triceratops
A Tyrannosaurus Rex eats the carrion of a dead Triceratops in prehistoric wetlands

Background imageVictim Collection: Rock N Rollers

Rock N Rollers
Rock and roll enthusiasts, dressed in 1950s clothes, including DA hairstyles, Teddy Boy jackets and spotted dresses which swirl to reveal stocking-tops!

Background imageVictim Collection: Scene from Shakespeares Midsummer Nights Dream

Scene from Shakespeares Midsummer Nights Dream
A scene from Shakespeares comedy, A Midsummer Nights Dream (Act II, Scene ii), in which Puck drops a love potion into the sleeping Titanias eyes

Background imageVictim Collection: Saint Thecla Praying for the Plague-Stricken, 1758-59. Creator: Giovanni Battista Tiepolo

Saint Thecla Praying for the Plague-Stricken, 1758-59. Creator: Giovanni Battista Tiepolo
Saint Thecla Praying for the Plague-Stricken, 1758-59

Background imageVictim Collection: Lord, have mercy on London. Contemporary English woodcut on the Great Plague of 1665

Lord, have mercy on London. Contemporary English woodcut on the Great Plague of 1665
PLAGUE OF LONDON, 1665. Lord, have mercy on London. Contemporary English woodcut on the Great Plague of 1665

Background imageVictim Collection: Coco Chanel (1883-1971) as a milliner, from Le Grand Mode a l Envers

Coco Chanel (1883-1971) as a milliner, from Le Grand Mode a l Envers
CHT187705 Coco Chanel (1883-1971) as a milliner, from Le Grand Mode a l Envers, 1919 (colour litho) by Sem (Georges Goursat) (1863-1934); Private Collection; eArchives Charmet; French

Background imageVictim Collection: In the middle of the Indian forest, a man waits for the train near the railway line (Colour Litho)

In the middle of the Indian forest, a man waits for the train near the railway line (Colour Litho)
2778091 In the middle of the Indian forest, a man waits for the train near the railway line (Colour Litho) by Beltrame, Achille (1871-1945); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageVictim Collection: Illustration, crime scene, man in street being fired at with shotgun from car window

Illustration, crime scene, man in street being fired at with shotgun from car window, both men in suits and fedora hats, pair of onlookers in background

Background imageVictim Collection: Chinese Pig-Bonze

Chinese Pig-Bonze
The Chinese bonze Tchou Pa- Kiai is the unhappy victim of an unfortunate mistake during reincarnation, forced to live this life half-pig, half-man

Background imageVictim Collection: Dragon of Wantley

Dragon of Wantley
THE DRAGON OF WANTLEY seizes another victim

Background imageVictim Collection: Battered striker with policemen, Philadelphia, 1910. Creator: Bain News Service

Battered striker with policemen, Philadelphia, 1910. Creator: Bain News Service
Battered striker with policemen, Philadelphia, 1910

Background imageVictim Collection: The dentist, 1523. Creator: Lucas van Leyden

The dentist, 1523. Creator: Lucas van Leyden
The dentist, 1523. A dentist, clad in a large, fanciful hat and an ornate robe, probing the teeth of a clearly agonised, impoverished peasant

Background imageVictim Collection: The Field Of The Slain, c1914-16. Creator: Mary Evelyn de Morgan

The Field Of The Slain, c1914-16. Creator: Mary Evelyn de Morgan
The Field Of The Slain, c1914-16

Background imageVictim Collection: A surgeon removing a bullet from a patient

A surgeon removing a bullet from a patient
5311756 A surgeon removing a bullet from a patient; (add.info.: Engraving depicting a surgeon removing a bullet from a patient. Dated 19th century.); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageVictim Collection: The fatal parachute descent of Robert Cocking

The fatal parachute descent of Robert Cocking
3732625 The fatal parachute descent of Robert Cocking; (add.info.: Engraving depicting the fatal parachute descent of Robert Cocking (1776-1837)

Background imageVictim Collection: Diagram depicting a syringe pump used to help poisoning victims

Diagram depicting a syringe pump used to help poisoning victims
5312129 Diagram depicting a syringe pump used to help poisoning victims; (add.info.: Diagram depicting a syringe pump used to help poisoning victims. In Fig. A fluid is being forced into the stomach)

Background imageVictim Collection: A woodcut depicting the cooking of a human body on a spit. The victim was most likely an enemy

A woodcut depicting the cooking of a human body on a spit. The victim was most likely an enemy defeated during battle
5310773 A woodcut depicting the cooking of a human body on a spit. The victim was most likely an enemy defeated during battle, 16th century; Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageVictim Collection: Jeanne Becu, comtesse du Barry aka Madame du Barry, 1743 - 1793

Jeanne Becu, comtesse du Barry aka Madame du Barry, 1743 - 1793. Last Maitresse-en-titre of Louis XV of France
1000935 Jeanne Becu, comtesse du Barry aka Madame du Barry, 1743 - 1793. Last Maitresse-en-titre of Louis XV of France and victim of the Reign of Terror during the French Revolution

Background imageVictim Collection: A Manual of Swimming

A Manual of Swimming
3118226 A Manual of Swimming; (add.info.: Illustration from the book A Manual of Swimming by Cecil Colwin. The illustration depicts a method for helping a drowning victim)

Background imageVictim Collection: Diagram depicting a syringe pump used to help poisoning victims

Diagram depicting a syringe pump used to help poisoning victims
5312076 Diagram depicting a syringe pump used to help poisoning victims; (add.info.: Diagram depicting a syringe pump used to help poisoning victims)

Background imageVictim Collection: Diagram depicting a syringe pump used to help poisoning victims

Diagram depicting a syringe pump used to help poisoning victims
5312077 Diagram depicting a syringe pump used to help poisoning victims; (add.info.: Diagram depicting a syringe pump used to help poisoning victims)

Background imageVictim Collection: Engraving depicting a man trying to resuscitate a drowning victim by pressing on their back to

Engraving depicting a man trying to resuscitate a drowning victim by pressing on their back to drain water from
5309163 Engraving depicting a man trying to resuscitate a drowning victim by pressing on their back to drain water from the lungs and stomach

Background imageVictim Collection: Engraving depicting a burglar being interrupted by the homeowner

Engraving depicting a burglar being interrupted by the homeowner
5308609 Engraving depicting a burglar being interrupted by the homeowner; (add.info.: Engraving depicting a burglar being interrupted by the homeowner)

Background imageVictim Collection: Woodblock engraving depicting a victim of the Spanish Inquisition being led to the stake wearing a

Woodblock engraving depicting a victim of the Spanish Inquisition being led to the stake wearing a San Benito
5308577 Woodblock engraving depicting a victim of the Spanish Inquisition being led to the stake wearing a San Benito, a linen overall painted with figures of demons and creatures from Hell

Background imageVictim Collection: Mexican Priest Cut the Heart Out of Human Sacrifice

Mexican Priest Cut the Heart Out of Human Sacrifice
AZTECS OF MEXICO A priest cuts the heart out of a living victim Date: circa 16th century

Background imageVictim Collection: A mourner knees in front of candles, flowers and Christmas tree balls at the Christmas

A mourner knees in front of candles, flowers and Christmas tree balls at the Christmas market in Berlin, Germany, December 20, 2016

Background imageVictim Collection: February - Cutting Weather (engraving)

February - Cutting Weather (engraving)
537527 February - Cutting Weather (engraving); (add.info.: February - Cutting Weather. A typical day at Dr Swishtail's Academy. George Cruikshank cartoon from The Comic Almanack for 1839)

Background imageVictim Collection: Physician applying a Bezoar stone to a victim of poisoning. The stone was extracted from

Physician applying a Bezoar stone to a victim of poisoning. The stone was extracted from the gall-bladder or stomach of
527500 Physician applying a Bezoar stone to a victim of poisoning. The stone was extracted from the gall-bladder or stomach of an animal such as a goat or an antelope

Background imageVictim Collection: Engraving depicting a man trying to resuscitate a drowning victim by pressing on their back to

Engraving depicting a man trying to resuscitate a drowning victim by pressing on their back to drain water from
5309164 Engraving depicting a man trying to resuscitate a drowning victim by pressing on their back to drain water from the lungs and stomach



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"From Tragedy to Triumph: The Resilience of the Victim" In the face of adversity, heroes emerge. A heroic fireman fearlessly rescues a young girl from the clutches of a raging inferno, embodying bravery and selflessness in their noble act. Amidst the chaos, Rock N Roll Dance becomes an outlet for expression and liberation, reminding us that even in times of despair, music has the power to heal wounds and unite souls. Reflecting on history's darkest moments, Lord have mercy on London as we delve into a contemporary English woodcut depicting the Great Plague of 1665. It serves as a haunting reminder that even amidst widespread devastation, humanity finds strength to endure. Bruegel's "Triumph of Death" captures our attention with its chilling depiction of mortality's relentless grip. Yet within this macabre masterpiece lies a testament to human resilience - an unwavering spirit that refuses to succumb. A powerful cartoon from Congo by Punch in 1906 sheds light on colonial oppression and serves as a stark reminder that they can rise above their circumstances through unity and resistance. The suffragettes Pankhurst and Gawthorpe Rutland stand tall as symbols of courage during their fight for women's rights in 1907. Their unwavering determination paved the way for progress towards equality. The New York Stock Market Crash in October 1929 left countless victims shattered financially. However, it also sparked resilience and innovation as communities came together to rebuild what was lost. Hans Holbein's woodcut "Death and the Soldier" from "The Dance of Death" series reminds us that death is inevitable but how we confront it defines our legacy. Victims become victors when they embrace life despite its fleeting nature. Testimony at Salem witchcraft trials unveils tales of innocent victims caught up in mass hysteria. Their stories serve as reminders to question prejudice and seek justice, even in the face of fear.