John Gilpin's wine bottles explode, 1878, (c1918). Creator: Randolph Caldecott
John Gilpin's wine bottles explode, 1878, (c1918). Before setting out on his journey, Gilpin had attached bottles of wine to his belt. John Gilpin was the subject of a comic ballad of 1782 by William Cowper entitled "The Diverting History of John Gilpin". The ballad, based on real-life character, describes how, on a journey to Edmonton (north in London), Gilpin, a draper, became separated from his wife and children after losing control of his horse, and ended up in the town of Ware, ten miles away from his intended destination. From "The Diverting History of John Gilpin", by William Cowper. [Frederick Warne and Co., London & New York, c1918]
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'Mawson's Chemical Laboratory', c1908, (1909). Artist: Unknown
'Mawson's Chemical Laboratory. The bottles were coated with ice by condensation from the warm, moist air of the hut', c1908, (1909). The frozen laboratory of expedition physicist Douglas Mawson. Anglo-Irish explorer Ernest Shackleton (1874-1922) made three expeditions to the Antarctic. During the second expedition, 1907-1909, he and three companions established a new record, Farthest South latitude at 88°S, only 97 geographical miles (112 statute miles, or 180 km) from the South Pole, the largest advance to the pole in exploration history. Members of his team also climbed Mount Erebus, the most active volcano in the Antarctic. Shackleton was knighted by King Edward VII for these achievements. He died during his third and last 'oceanographic and sub-antarctic' expedition, aged 47. Illustration from The Heart of the Antarctic, Vol. I, by E. H. Shackleton, C.V.O. [William Heinemann, London, 1909]
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Carved relief on the outer wall of the structure which houses the "Hall of the Ennead"
Carved relief on the outer wall of the structure which houses the "Hall of the Ennead" and "The Sanctuary". Procession of possibly of priests or deities with offerings Country of Origin: Egypt. Culture: Ancient Egyptian. Period/ Date: Graeco-Roman period 304 BC - 395 AD. Place of Origin: Denderah. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive/ N.J Saunders. Location: HR.
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