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Background imageDangerous Collection: Gin Lane, 1751. Artist: William Hogarth

Gin Lane, 1751. Artist: William Hogarth
Gin Lane, 1751.The scene is the St Giles slums. A child falls to its death from the arms of its drunk mother who sits with ulcerated legs. A skeletal figure holds an empty glass

Background imageDangerous Collection: Deux meres ( Two Mothers ), 1888. Artist: Leon-Maxime Faivre

Deux meres ( Two Mothers ), 1888. Artist: Leon-Maxime Faivre
Deux meres ( Two Mothers ), 1888. From the Musee d Orsay, Paris

Background imageDangerous Collection: Cardinal Richelieu at the Siege of La Rochelle, 1628 (early 20th century)

Cardinal Richelieu at the Siege of La Rochelle, 1628 (early 20th century). Armand Jean Duplessis, Duc de Richelieu (1585-1642), French prelate and statesman

Background imageDangerous Collection: In Manus Tuas Domine!, 1879, (1918). Artist: Briton Riviere

In Manus Tuas Domine!, 1879, (1918). Artist: Briton Riviere
In Manus Tuas Domine!, 1879, (1918). Painting held at the Manchester City Galleries, Manchester. From Bibbys Annual 1918, edited by Joseph Bibby. [The Priory Publishing Press, Liverpool, 1917]

Background imageDangerous Collection: Gin Lane, February 1, 1751. Creator: William Hogarth

Gin Lane, February 1, 1751. Creator: William Hogarth
Gin Lane, February 1, 1751

Background imageDangerous Collection: The Gulf Stream, 1899, (1943). Creator: Winslow Homer

The Gulf Stream, 1899, (1943). Creator: Winslow Homer
The Gulf Stream, 1899, (1943). A man drifts on his fishing boat which has lost its mast. Sharks surround the boat, and a waterspout approaches ominously

Background imageDangerous Collection: Nichiren Calming the Storm, 19th century. Artist: Utagawa Kuniyoshi

Nichiren Calming the Storm, 19th century. Artist: Utagawa Kuniyoshi
Nichiren Calming the Storm, 19th century

Background imageDangerous Collection: Stage in the ascent of Mont Blanc, c1853, (1946). Creator: George Baxter

Stage in the ascent of Mont Blanc, c1853, (1946). Creator: George Baxter
Stage in the ascent of Mont Blanc, c1853, (1946). Climbers on Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in the Alps - a man is being pulled out of a crevasse on a rope

Background imageDangerous Collection: A Knight at the Crossroads, 1898. Artist: Viktor Mihajlovic Vasnecov

A Knight at the Crossroads, 1898. Artist: Viktor Mihajlovic Vasnecov
A Knight at the Crossroads, 1898. A scene from the Russian fairy tale Tsarevich Ivan, the Fire Bird and the Grey Wolf. Found in the collection of the State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

Background imageDangerous Collection: The Prairie on Fire, 1827. Creator: Alvan Fisher

The Prairie on Fire, 1827. Creator: Alvan Fisher
The Prairie on Fire, 1827. Natty Bumppo creates a firebreak, scene from " The Prairie" by James Fenimore Cooper

Background imageDangerous Collection: Tapping a Steel Furnace, c1930. Creator: Unknown

Tapping a Steel Furnace, c1930. Creator: Unknown
Tapping a Steel Furnace, c1930. From " The Wonder Book of Engineering Wonders", edited by Harry Golding. [Ward, Lock & Co. Limited, London and Melbourne]

Background imageDangerous Collection: Two trains on fire on the Brooklyn Bridge, 1903

Two trains on fire on the Brooklyn Bridge, 1903. An illustration from Le Petit Journal, 27th December 1903

Background imageDangerous Collection: Shipwreck of the Meduse, 1820. Creators: Theodore Gericault, Nicolas-Toussaint Charlet

Shipwreck of the Meduse, 1820. Creators: Theodore Gericault, Nicolas-Toussaint Charlet
Shipwreck of the Meduse, 1820. [The Raft of the Medusa]

Background imageDangerous Collection: Photographers on hillside photographing Mt. Etna eruption, 1910. Creator: Bain News Service

Photographers on hillside photographing Mt. Etna eruption, 1910. Creator: Bain News Service
Photographers on hillside photographing Mt. Etna eruption, 1910.

Background imageDangerous Collection: Seascape, Storm, 1866. Creator: Claude Monet

Seascape, Storm, 1866. Creator: Claude Monet
Seascape, Storm, 1866.

Background imageDangerous Collection: A visit to Penn's Marine Engine Factory, at Greenwich:...great cylinder for a...steam-engine, 1865

A visit to Penn's Marine Engine Factory, at Greenwich:...great cylinder for a...steam-engine, 1865
A visit to Penn's Marine Engine Factory, at Greenwich: casting a great cylinder for a marine steam-engine, 1865. Illustration representing '...the molten metal being poured into the mould

Background imageDangerous Collection: The Alguada Reef Lighthouse, Cape Negrais, on the coast of Pegu, 1865. Creator: Unknown

The Alguada Reef Lighthouse, Cape Negrais, on the coast of Pegu, 1865. Creator: Unknown
The Alguada Reef Lighthouse, Cape Negrais, on the coast of Pegu, 1865. Engraving from a photograph by Lieutenant J. M. M'Neile, R.E

Background imageDangerous Collection: An Exploring Party on the West Coast of New Zealand: crossing the River Teramakau, 1865

An Exploring Party on the West Coast of New Zealand: crossing the River Teramakau, 1865. Creator: Unknown
An Exploring Party on the West Coast of New Zealand: crossing the River Teramakau, 1865. Engraving from a sketch by Albert Walker

Background imageDangerous Collection: The Indo-European Telegraph: Landing The Cable in the mud at Fao, Persian Gulf, 1865

The Indo-European Telegraph: Landing The Cable in the mud at Fao, Persian Gulf, 1865. Creator: Unknown
The Indo-European Telegraph: Landing The Cable in the mud at Fao, Persian Gulf, 1865. 'When some four miles of cable had been paid out

Background imageDangerous Collection: The Prince of Wales at The Land's End, Cornwall, 1865. Creator: Unknown

The Prince of Wales at The Land's End, Cornwall, 1865. Creator: Unknown
The Prince of Wales at The Land's End, Cornwall, 1865. 'Having partaken of an excellent luncheon, the Prince of Wales proceeded, in a two-horse carriage, to the Land's End

Background imageDangerous Collection: The screw steam-ship Royal Standard in collision with an iceberg...home voyage from Melbourne

The screw steam-ship Royal Standard in collision with an iceberg...home voyage from Melbourne, 1864. Creator: Unknown
The screw steam-ship Royal Standard in collision with an iceberg on the home voyage from Melbourne, 1864. Engraving from a sketch by Captain G. H

Background imageDangerous Collection: Wreck of the mail-steamer Athens in Table Bay, Cape of Good Hope, 1865. Creator: Unknown

Wreck of the mail-steamer Athens in Table Bay, Cape of Good Hope, 1865. Creator: Unknown
Wreck of the mail-steamer Athens in Table Bay, Cape of Good Hope, 1865. A '...tremendous storm...on the 17th of May...[wrecked a ship] belonging to the Union Steam Navigation Company...[She] was

Background imageDangerous Collection: 'The Ramsgate Life-boat: Morning after a Heavy Gale - Weather Moderating'...by E.W Cooke

"The Ramsgate Life-boat: Morning after a Heavy Gale - Weather Moderating"...by E.W Cooke
"The Ramsgate Life-boat: Morning after a Heavy Gale - Weather Moderating" - from the picture by E.W Cooke. R.A., 1864. Engraving of a painting

Background imageDangerous Collection: H.M.S. Himalaya among icebergs in the South Pacific, 1864. Creator: Unknown

H.M.S. Himalaya among icebergs in the South Pacific, 1864. Creator: Unknown
H.M.S. Himalaya among icebergs in the South Pacific, 1864. Engraving from a sketch by 'Lieut. H. Stratton Bates, of the 65th Regiment

Background imageDangerous Collection: The Alabama destroying the Texan Star, or Martaban, in the Malacca Straits..., 1864

The Alabama destroying the Texan Star, or Martaban, in the Malacca Straits..., 1864. Creator: Unknown
The Alabama destroying the Texan Star, or Martaban, in the Malacca Straits - the Kwan-Tung, Chinese war-steamer, in the distance, 1864. Engraving from a sketch by Commander Allen Young, R.N

Background imageDangerous Collection: Hindoo bathers in the River Jumna surprised by a snake, 1864. Creator: J. A. B

Hindoo bathers in the River Jumna surprised by a snake, 1864. Creator: J. A. B
Hindoo bathers in the River Jumna surprised by a snake, 1864. 'Large water-snakes abound in the canals and nullahs flowing into the Jumna about Delhi

Background imageDangerous Collection: The explosion of gunpowder magazines at Erith:…the powder-magazines after the explosion, 1864

The explosion of gunpowder magazines at Erith:…the powder-magazines after the explosion, 1864. Creator: Unknown
The explosion of gunpowder magazines at Erith: the site of the powder-magazines after the explosion, 1864. Shortly after the explosion showers of letters, invoices, and other papers

Background imageDangerous Collection: The town and port of Nassau, New Providence, Bahama Islands, 1864. Creator: Mason Jackson

The town and port of Nassau, New Providence, Bahama Islands, 1864. Creator: Mason Jackson
The town and port of Nassau, New Providence, Bahama Islands, 1864. Engraving from a sketch by an officer of the 1st West India Regiment

Background imageDangerous Collection: 'Lord Riverdale's Repentance': George rescuing his grandfather, drawn by A. Hunt, 1862

"Lord Riverdale's Repentance": George rescuing his grandfather, drawn by A. Hunt, 1862
"Lord Riverdale's Repentance" [by William J. Stewart]: George rescuing his grandfather, drawn by A. Hunt, 1862. That hand was nearer to him at that moment than he dreamt

Background imageDangerous Collection: A 'Block' in Park-lane, 1864. Creator: Mason Jackson. A 'Block' in Park-lane, 1864

A "Block" in Park-lane, 1864. Creator: Mason Jackson. A "Block" in Park-lane, 1864
A "Block" in Park-lane, [London], 1864. Traffic congestion: Just about the corner of Brick-street, which is close to Holdernesse House, may be witnessed, at certain hours daily

Background imageDangerous Collection: The explosion on Wednesday week at Edmund's Main Colliery, Barnsley, 1862. Creator: Unknown

The explosion on Wednesday week at Edmund's Main Colliery, Barnsley, 1862. Creator: Unknown
The explosion on Wednesday week at Edmund's Main Colliery, Barnsley, 1862. Instantly a dense column of black smoke sprang from the cupola, like a gigantic tower, towards heaven

Background imageDangerous Collection: The Great Britain among icebergs near Cape Horn, 1864. Creator: Unknown

The Great Britain among icebergs near Cape Horn, 1864. Creator: Unknown
The Great Britain among icebergs near Cape Horn, 1864. The screw-steamer Great Britain, which arrived at Liverpool...having made the passage from Melbourne in the short period of sixty-one days

Background imageDangerous Collection: Wreck of the Aberdeen steamer Stanley at Tynemouth, 1864. Creator: Unknown

Wreck of the Aberdeen steamer Stanley at Tynemouth, 1864. Creator: Unknown
Wreck of the Aberdeen steamer Stanley at Tynemouth, 1864. Engraving from a sketch by Mr. R. Watson....while attempting to run into the Tyne for shelter

Background imageDangerous Collection: Scene of the fire at Dockhead, Bermondsey, sketched on Saturday morning, 1864. Creator: Unknown

Scene of the fire at Dockhead, Bermondsey, sketched on Saturday morning, 1864. Creator: Unknown
Scene of the fire at Dockhead, Bermondsey, [London], sketched on Saturday morning, 1864. a great fire broke out in the waterside premises of Messrs

Background imageDangerous Collection: A Pack Road in the Katun River Valley near the Village of Tavda. Cliff 'Skakun'... 1911-1913

A Pack Road in the Katun River Valley near the Village of Tavda. Cliff "Skakun"... 1911-1913
A Pack Road in the Katun River Valley near the Village of Tavda. Cliff "Skakun." Log Boards for the Passage of Horses over the Precipice, 1911-1913

Background imageDangerous Collection: Explosion on board the barque Lottie Sleigh, laden with gunpowder, in the Mersey... 1864

Explosion on board the barque Lottie Sleigh, laden with gunpowder, in the Mersey... 1864. Creator: Unknown
Explosion on board the barque Lottie Sleigh, laden with gunpowder, in the Mersey, as seen from the Cheshire side, 1864. Engraving from a sketch by Mr

Background imageDangerous Collection: Descending Mont Cenis in Winter, 1864. Creator: Unknown

Descending Mont Cenis in Winter, 1864. Creator: Unknown
Descending Mont Cenis in Winter, 1864. Travelling over the Alps by sleigh....tremendous faces of rock rise perpendicularly...there is a fearful precipice

Background imageDangerous Collection: A stampede of jackals through the environs of Calcutta, 1864. Creator: Mason Jackson

A stampede of jackals through the environs of Calcutta, 1864. Creator: Mason Jackson
A stampede of jackals through the environs of Calcutta, 1864. A walk through Calcutta about midnight reveals to the European stranger many curious sights

Background imageDangerous Collection: The explosion of gunpowder magazines at Erith: view…from Burrage-road, Plumstead…, 1864

The explosion of gunpowder magazines at Erith: view…from Burrage-road, Plumstead…, 1864. Creator: Unknown
The explosion of gunpowder magazines at Erith: view from Burrage-road, Plumstead, by Captain Pasley, R.A. 1864. View from the window of Pasley's house

Background imageDangerous Collection: Ruins of the Fallen Houses in Pilgrim-street, City, 1858. Creator: Unknown

Ruins of the Fallen Houses in Pilgrim-street, City, 1858. Creator: Unknown
Ruins of the Fallen Houses in Pilgrim-street, City, 1858. Engraving from a photograph by Butler and Dyer, of Walnut-tree-walk, Lambeth

Background imageDangerous Collection: A Party of Tourists Crossing the Mer de Glace, 1858. Creator: Unknown

A Party of Tourists Crossing the Mer de Glace, 1858. Creator: Unknown
A Party of Tourists Crossing the Mer de Glace, 1858. Foremost...are a couple of German students...[who] on finding a loose block of ice conveniently near the chasm's edge, they heave, raise

Background imageDangerous Collection: Lumbering in New Brunswick - Driving Logs down the Falls of the St. John, 1858. Creator: Unknown

Lumbering in New Brunswick - Driving Logs down the Falls of the St. John, 1858. Creator: Unknown
Lumbering in New Brunswick - Driving Logs down the Falls of the St. John, [Canada], 1858. The lumbering business is the leading element of wealth in the province; and the sawmills

Background imageDangerous Collection: Laying the Atlantic Telegraph Cable - the 'Agamemnon' in a Storm, 1858. Creator: Smyth

Laying the Atlantic Telegraph Cable - the "Agamemnon" in a Storm, 1858. Creator: Smyth
Laying the Atlantic Telegraph Cable - the "Agamemnon" in a Storm, 1858. Ship struggling in...the great storm on the 20th of June...the Agamemnon rolled so heavily

Background imageDangerous Collection: The Crater of Mount Etna in 1809 - from a sketch by Signor Gimmellaro, 1858. Creator: Unknown

The Crater of Mount Etna in 1809 - from a sketch by Signor Gimmellaro, 1858. Creator: Unknown
The Crater of Mount Etna in 1809 - from a sketch by Signor Gimmellaro, 1858. Before us and beneath us was the crater of Etna. The circumference of the crater, according to Sig

Background imageDangerous Collection: The Accident at St. George's Hospital: the Holland Ward after the Accident, 1876. Creator: Unknown

The Accident at St. George's Hospital: the Holland Ward after the Accident, 1876. Creator: Unknown
The Accident at St. George's Hospital: the Holland Ward after the Accident, 1876. From a sketch by Mr. F. Dawtrey Drewitt

Background imageDangerous Collection: The Accident at St. George's Hospital: the Cistern on the Roof, 1876. Creator: Unknown

The Accident at St. George's Hospital: the Cistern on the Roof, 1876. Creator: Unknown
The Accident at St. George's Hospital: the Cistern on the Roof, 1876. One of the female patients...died yesterday week from the effects of the shock caused by this extraordinary accident...[she

Background imageDangerous Collection: Broad-Street, Philadelphia, from a sketch by one of our special artists, 1876. Creator: C.R

Broad-Street, Philadelphia, from a sketch by one of our special artists, 1876. Creator: C.R
Broad-Street, Philadelphia, from a sketch by one of our special artists, 1876....view of Broad-street, at the crossing of the Pennsylvania and Reading line of railroad

Background imageDangerous Collection: A Journey into the Herzegovina: Fire at a Gunpowder Depot at Grahovo, 1876. Creator: C.R

A Journey into the Herzegovina: Fire at a Gunpowder Depot at Grahovo, 1876. Creator: C.R
A Journey into the Herzegovina: Fire at a Gunpowder Depot at Grahovo, 1876. It is reported from Constantinople that the new Government of Sultan Mourad V. will allow an armistice of six weeks



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