'Commissaire de Police', Paris Commune, 1871. Artist: Anon
'Commissaire de Police', Paris Commune, 1871. Cartoon from a series titled Types de la Commune. The Paris Commune was established when the citizens of Paris, many of them armed National Guards, rebelled against the policies of the conservative government formed after the end of the Franco-Prussian War. The left-wing regime of the Commune held sway in Paris for two months until government troops retook the city in bloody fighting in May 1871. The events of the Commune were an inspiration to Karl Marx as well as later communist leaders including Lenin, Trotsky and Mao. From a private collection.
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Crystal Palace, Hyde Park, London, built for the Great Exhibition of 1851. Artist: D le Bihan
Crystal Palace, Hyde Park, London, built for the Great Exhibition of 1851. Queen Victoria's carriage can be seen in the centre. Conceived by Prince Albert, the Great Exhibition was intended to showcase the 'Works of the Industry of all Nations'. It was housed in the purpose-built Crystal Palace, the first large-scale prefabricated ferrovitreous (iron and glass) structure, designed by the gardener and architect Joseph Paxton. The prefabricated design made the construction, and later dismantling of the building, easier and quicker.
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Window detail in Trinity Chapel, Canterbury Cathedral, England, UK, 20th century. Artist: CM Dixon
Window detail in Trinity Chapel, Canterbury Cathedralm, England, UK, 20th century. 13th century showing miracles ascribed to St. Thomas (story of Eilward of Westoning (c1220-1225) in Canterbury Cathedral, one of the oldest and most famous Christian structures in England. Eilward of Westoning, stole from his neighbor, to pay off his debts, and was brought before the magistrate and sentenced to blinding and mutilation. St. Thomas appears, makes the sign of the cross over his bed and restores Eilward's sight.
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