Index of fingerprints at Scotland Yard, London, c1912, (1935). Creator: Unknown
Index of fingerprints at Scotland Yard, London, c1912, (1935). 'The vast Scotland Yard index that contains more than 250,000 finger-print entries'. The Galton-Henry system of fingerprint classification, published in June 1900, was officially introduced at Scotland Yard, headquarters of the Metropolitan Police Service, in 1901, and quickly became the basis for its criminal-identification records. From "The Silver Jubilee Book - The Story of 25 Eventful Years in Pictures". [Odhams Press Ltd., London, 1935]
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Front of the old East India House, London, 1894. Artist: Unknown
Front of the old East India House, London, 1894. Founded in 1600, the British East India Company effectively ruled India from 1757 until after the Indian Rebellion of 1857 when the administration of the territory was transferred to the British government. This building in Leadenhall Street served as the company's headquarters from 1648 until 1726. From India Office Records by Danvers. An illustration from A Short History of the English People, by John Richard Green, illustrated edition, Volume IV, Macmillan and Co, London, New York, 1894.
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Nelson A Miles, US Army general, at his headquarters, 1898. Artist: Unknown
Nelson A Miles, US Army general, at his headquarters, 1898. Miles (1839-1925) served in the American Civil War and the Indian Wars. In 1895 he was appointed Commanding General of the US Army, a post he held throughout the Spanish-American War of 1898, in which he personally led the invasion of Puerto Rico. A print from Our Country in War and Relations with All Nations, by Murat Halstead, The United Subscription Book Publishers of America, 1898.
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