'Geneva', 1891. Creator: Unknown
'Geneva', 1891. Decorative coat of arms for the city of Geneva, capital of the Republic and Canton of Geneva, Switzerland. In the centre is a key, one of the two 'keys of heaven' of St Peter, surmounted by a cross and the motto 'Post Tenebras Lux', (Light After Darkness, from Job 17:12). The design incorporates the double-headed eagle of the Holy Roman Empire and the Sun's rays.
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'Meeting of the Arbitrators on the 'Alabama' claims at Geneva', 1871 (late 19th century). Artist: Unknown
'Meeting of the Arbitrators on the 'Alabama' claims at Geneva', 1871 (late 19th century). The Alabama Claims were a series of claims for damages made by the US government against Britain for alleged covert assistance given to the Confederacy during the American Civil War. The proceedings got their name from the CSS 'Alabama', a Confederate raider built in Liverpool. The tribunal awarded the US damages of $15.5 million. From Cassell's Illustrated History of England, Vol IX.
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