'Making A Stained Glass Window', c1934. Artist: Unknown
'Making A Stained Glass Window', c1934. Illustration showing a Tudor workshop. The accompanying text describes the process of heating glass to make it molten so it could be blown, adding metallic substances to produce coloured glass, and the method of cutting individual pieces and joining them with lead strips to make the finished design. From The Romance of the Nation, Volume Two, edited by Charles Ray. [The Amalgamated Press, Ltd., London, c1934]
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'To Your Health, Civilisation!', 1916. Artist: Louis Raemaekers
'To Your Health, Civilisation!', 1916. Plate 72 from The Great War: A Neutral's Indictment by Louis Raemaekers. The Dutch graphic artist Louis Raemaekers (1869-1956) produced fiercely anti-German cartoons during the First World War. The Germans offered a substantial reward for him, dead or alive, and the Dutch government, under pressure from Germany, placed Raemaekers on trial on a charge of endangering Dutch neutrality. He was acquitted, but fled to England because of the bounty on his head.
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Obsidian mirror which once belonged to Dr John Dee ( 1527-1608 ), thought to be part
Obsidian mirror which once belonged to Dr John Dee ( 1527-1608 ), thought to be part of the treasure brought back from Mexico by Cortes. A scryer, gazing into the mirror would see clouds of smoke which would part to reveal a vision - hence the name 'Smoking Mirror'. Country of Origin: Mexico. Culture: Aztec. Size: 18.4cms diameter. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive/ British Museum, London. . Location: 26.
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