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Background imageLegislation Collection: Retablissement du culte catholique, 1802, (1921). Creator: Thomas-Charles Naudet

Retablissement du culte catholique, 1802, (1921). Creator: Thomas-Charles Naudet
Retablissement du culte catholique, 1802, (1921). The restoration of Catholic worship - First Consul Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)

Background imageLegislation Collection: Runney Mead or Magna Charta Island, near Egham, Surrey, 19th century

Runney Mead or Magna Charta Island, near Egham, Surrey, 19th century. This place is celebrated in history as the spot where the assembled barons in 1215, obtained from King John

Background imageLegislation Collection: The Reform Bill, 1832 (c1850s)

The Reform Bill, 1832 (c1850s). The Rt Hon Earl Grey introduced the Reform Act in Parliament in 1832. It was intended to make wide-ranging changes to the British electoral system

Background imageLegislation Collection: Cartoon from Puck, between 1880 and 1889. Creators: Joseph Keppler, Bernhard Gillam

Cartoon from Puck, between 1880 and 1889. Creators: Joseph Keppler, Bernhard Gillam
Cartoon from Puck, between 1880 and 1889

Background imageLegislation Collection: The Edicts of Charles V, c1861. Creator: Jan August Hendrik Leys

The Edicts of Charles V, c1861. Creator: Jan August Hendrik Leys
The Edicts of Charles V, c1861. This scene is set in the artist's native Antwerp, identifiable because of the famous church spire in the distance

Background imageLegislation Collection: Scene of the Late Fatal Explosion of Fireworks at Lambeth, 1858. Creator: Unknown

Scene of the Late Fatal Explosion of Fireworks at Lambeth, 1858. Creator: Unknown
Scene of the Late Fatal Explosion of Fireworks at Lambeth, 1858. A large order caused extra work, and filled the factory brimful of dangerous missiles...after the men had left

Background imageLegislation Collection: Cartoon from Puck, between 1880 and 1889. Creators: Joseph Keppler, Bernhard Gillam

Cartoon from Puck, between 1880 and 1889. Creators: Joseph Keppler, Bernhard Gillam
Cartoon from Puck, between 1880 and 1889

Background imageLegislation Collection: Citoyennes on fait courir le bruit que le divorce est sur le point de nous être refusé... 1848

Citoyennes on fait courir le bruit que le divorce est sur le point de nous être refusé... 1848. Creator: Honore Daumier
Citoyennes on fait courir le bruit que le divorce est sur le point de nous etre refuse... 1848. - Citoyennes...on fait courir le bruit que le divorce est sur le point de nous etre refuse

Background imageLegislation Collection: Cartoon about rent increases brought in by the Commune of Paris, 1871, (c.1871)

Cartoon about rent increases brought in by the Commune of Paris, 1871, (c.1871). Creator: Leo Scherer
Cartoon about rent increases brought in by the Commune of Paris, 1871, (c.1871). A bewildered and furious tenant is presented with news of rent increases

Background imageLegislation Collection: View on a Cocoa Plantation in the Island of Granada, 1857. Creator: Unknown

View on a Cocoa Plantation in the Island of Granada, 1857. Creator: Unknown
View on a Cocoa Plantation in the Island of Granada, 1857....a very flourishing estate in the Island of Granada...situated on the side of a lofty mountain, in the parish of St, John

Background imageLegislation Collection: The Common Hall on Corporation Reform, in Guildhall, 1856. Creator: Henry Fitzcook

The Common Hall on Corporation Reform, in Guildhall, 1856. Creator: Henry Fitzcook
The Common Hall on Corporation Reform, in Guildhall, [London], 1856. Political meeting...to oppose the London Corporation Bill....the proceedings commenced by the Serjeant-at-Mace calling out that

Background imageLegislation Collection: Les arènes législatives, 1870. Creator: Honore Daumier

Les arènes législatives, 1870. Creator: Honore Daumier
Les arenes legislatives, 1870. Legislative arenas

Background imageLegislation Collection: The Fifteenth Amendment, 1870. Creator: James Carter Beard

The Fifteenth Amendment, 1870. Creator: James Carter Beard
The Fifteenth Amendment, 1870

Background imageLegislation Collection: The runaway slaves, Anthony Burns and Thomas Sims, returned to slavery- their march... 1899

The runaway slaves, Anthony Burns and Thomas Sims, returned to slavery- their march... 1899. Creator: Unknown
The runaway slaves, Anthony Burns and Thomas Sims, returned to slavery- their march through the streets of Boston, 1899

Background imageLegislation Collection: A Modern Hercules, published November 17, 1795. Creator: Unknown

A Modern Hercules, published November 17, 1795. Creator: Unknown
A Modern Hercules, published November 17, 1795....Or, a Finishing Blow for Poor John Bull'. British prime minister William Pitt, brandishing a club inscribed Convention Bill

Background imageLegislation Collection: Mary Boyle O'Reilly, writer, lecturer on sociology, 1913. Creator: Harris & Ewing

Mary Boyle O'Reilly, writer, lecturer on sociology, 1913. Creator: Harris & Ewing
Mary Boyle O'Reilly, writer, lecturer on sociology, 1913. Irish-American social reformer and journalist during World War I. Her companion holds a document labelled A Bill

Background imageLegislation Collection: Woodrow Wilson signing Child Labor Bill, 1916. Creator: Harris & Ewing

Woodrow Wilson signing Child Labor Bill, 1916. Creator: Harris & Ewing. Woodrow Wilson signing Child Labor Bill, 1916
Woodrow Wilson signing Child Labor Bill, 1916. President of the United States signing legislation. The Keating-Owen Child Labor Act of 1916, also known as Wick's Bill

Background imageLegislation Collection: Chilon of Sparta, 1596. Creator: Jan Muller

Chilon of Sparta, 1596. Creator: Jan Muller
Chilon of Sparta, 1596

Background imageLegislation Collection: Who Cares?, from Puck, published October 15, 1890. Creator: Charles Jay Taylor

Who Cares?, from Puck, published October 15, 1890. Creator: Charles Jay Taylor
Who Cares?, from Puck, published October 15, 1890

Background imageLegislation Collection: John Bull Reading the Extraordinary Red Book, published June 20, 1816. Creator: William Elmes

John Bull Reading the Extraordinary Red Book, published June 20, 1816. Creator: William Elmes
John Bull Reading the Extraordinary Red Book, published June 20, 1816

Background imageLegislation Collection: Interior of a Power-Loom factory, 1844. Creator: Unknown

Interior of a Power-Loom factory, 1844. Creator: Unknown
Interior of a Power-Loom factory, 1844. We are persuaded that the annexed engraving will be interesting to our readers, in connection with the great question of " The Factory Bill

Background imageLegislation Collection: The Right Honourable Edward Geoffrey Stanley, Earl of Derby, K. G. c1860, (c1884

The Right Honourable Edward Geoffrey Stanley, Earl of Derby, K. G. c1860, (c1884
The Right Honourable Edward Geoffrey Stanley, Earl of Derby, K.G. c1860, (c1884). Edward Smith-Stanley, 14th Earl of Derby (1799-1869)

Background imageLegislation Collection: The Bill of Rights Presented to William and Mary, 1689, (mid 19th century). Creator: Unknown

The Bill of Rights Presented to William and Mary, 1689, (mid 19th century). Creator: Unknown
The Bill of Rights Presented to William and Mary, 1689, (mid 19th century). King William III (1650-1702) and Queen Mary II (1662-1694) of Great Britain agreeing an Act of Parliament

Background imageLegislation Collection: Cartoon from Puck, between 1880 and 1889. Creators: Joseph Keppler, Bernhard Gillam

Cartoon from Puck, between 1880 and 1889. Creators: Joseph Keppler, Bernhard Gillam
Cartoon from Puck, between 1880 and 1889

Background imageLegislation Collection: The Fatal Accident at New Hartley Colliery: view from the railway, taken shortly after... 1862

The Fatal Accident at New Hartley Colliery: view from the railway, taken shortly after... 1862. Creator: Unknown
The Fatal Accident at New Hartley Colliery: view from the railway, taken shortly after the catastrophe, 1862. The Hartley Colliery disaster was a coal mining accident in Northumberland, England

Background imageLegislation Collection: The Concordat and Organic Articles, 5 April 1802, (1921). Creator: Unknown

The Concordat and Organic Articles, 5 April 1802, (1921). Creator: Unknown
The Concordat and Organic Articles, 5 April 1802, (1921). Projet de loi sur le Concordat et les articles organiques. The Concordat of 1801 was an agreement between Napoleon Bonaparte

Background imageLegislation Collection: Solon, (c630-c560 BC), 1830. Creator: Unknown

Solon, (c630-c560 BC), 1830. Creator: Unknown
Solon, (c630-c560 BC), 1830. Solon (c630-c560 BC) Athenian statesman, lawmaker and poet who legislated against political, economic and moral decline

Background imageLegislation Collection: King John signing Magna Charta, June 5, 1215, 1783. Creator: Unknown

King John signing Magna Charta, June 5, 1215, 1783. Creator: Unknown
King John signing Magna Charta, at the desire of the English Barons who took up Arms in the Cause of Liberty, in Runnemead Meadow, between Stains and Windsor, June 5, 1215, 1783

Background imageLegislation Collection: Joseph Hayne Rainey of South Carolina, 1865-1880. Creator: Unknown

Joseph Hayne Rainey of South Carolina, 1865-1880. Creator: Unknown
Joseph Hayne Rainey of South Carolina, 1865-1880. Rainey, Hon. Joseph Hayne of S.C. between 1865 and 1880. [Politician, barber, banker

Background imageLegislation Collection: Joseph H. Rainey, between 1860 and 1875. Creator: Unknown

Joseph H. Rainey, between 1860 and 1875. Creator: Unknown
Joseph H. Rainey, between 1860 and 1875. [Politician, barber, banker. Born into slavery, he was the first black person to serve in the United States House of Representatives

Background imageLegislation Collection: Dawes, Hon. Henry L. of Mass, between 1870 and 1880. Creator: Unknown

Dawes, Hon. Henry L. of Mass, between 1870 and 1880. Creator: Unknown
Dawes, Hon. Henry L. of Mass, between 1870 and 1880

Background imageLegislation Collection: Panaceas for poor people, Salem, Oregon, 1939. Creator: Dorothea Lange

Panaceas for poor people, Salem, Oregon, 1939. Creator: Dorothea Lange
Panaceas for poor people, Salem, Oregon, 1939. [ Down with Poverty, Crime, Unemployment - Vote the Townsend Plan - 314 x Yes I Vote for State C.R.A. Bill - God helps those who help the Aged

Background imageLegislation Collection: Lord Brougham of England, ca. 1860-1865. Creator: Unknown

Lord Brougham of England, ca. 1860-1865. Creator: Unknown
Lord Brougham of England, ca. 1860-1865

Background imageLegislation Collection: Hon. Henry Laurens Dawes, ca. 1860-1865. Creator: Unknown

Hon. Henry Laurens Dawes, ca. 1860-1865. Creator: Unknown
Hon. Henry Laurens Dawes, ca. 1860-1865

Background imageLegislation Collection: Trainman signalling from a 'Jim Crow'coach, Saint Augustine, Florida, 1943. Creator: Gordon Parks

Trainman signalling from a "Jim Crow"coach, Saint Augustine, Florida, 1943. Creator: Gordon Parks
Saint Augustine, Florida. Trainman signalling from a " Jim Crow" coach

Background imageLegislation Collection: ERA is for Everyone badge owned by Sally Ride, ca. 1972. Creator: Unknown

ERA is for Everyone badge owned by Sally Ride, ca. 1972. Creator: Unknown
ERA is for Everyone badge owned by Sally Ride, ca. 1972. The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) was introduced to Congress for the first time in 1923, and passed both houses of Congress in 1972

Background imageLegislation Collection: Straw sombrero hat associated with Civil Rights campaign, Camden, Alabama, 1971-1972

Straw sombrero hat associated with Civil Rights campaign, Camden, Alabama, 1971-1972
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 outlawed discrimination (and therefore segregation) based on race, colour, religion, sex, national origin

Background imageLegislation Collection: The Fugitive Slave Bill, 1854. Creator: Unknown

The Fugitive Slave Bill, 1854. Creator: Unknown
This printing of the Fugitive Slave Bill was sponsored by anti-slavery groups as a protest against the new law that required local and state authorities to assist slave owners in retrieving slaves

Background imageLegislation Collection: Charles Sterett Ridgely, 1803. Creator: Charles Balthazar Julien Fé

Charles Sterett Ridgely, 1803. Creator: Charles Balthazar Julien Fé
Charles Sterett Ridgely, 1803

Background imageLegislation Collection: Meeting of the Birmingham Political Union, 1832-33. Creator: Benjamin Robert Haydon

Meeting of the Birmingham Political Union, 1832-33. Creator: Benjamin Robert Haydon
Meeting of the Birmingham Political Union, 1832-33. Painting depicts the meeting of the Unions on New Hall Hill, Birmingham May 7th, 1832

Background imageLegislation Collection: Strolling Actresses Dressing in a Barn, May 1738. Creator: William Hogarth

Strolling Actresses Dressing in a Barn, May 1738. Creator: William Hogarth
Strolling Actresses Dressing in a Barn, May 1738

Background imageLegislation Collection: Crowns, Mitres, Maces, etc. 1755. Creator: William Hogarth

Crowns, Mitres, Maces, etc. 1755. Creator: William Hogarth
Crowns, Mitres, Maces, etc. 1755

Background imageLegislation Collection: Frontispiece for the Instruzione a Cancellieri, 1635. Creator: Stefano della Bella

Frontispiece for the Instruzione a Cancellieri, 1635. Creator: Stefano della Bella
Frontispiece for the Instruzione a Cancellieri, 1635

Background imageLegislation Collection: Chilon, Legislator & Philosopher of Sparta, ca. 1615. Creator: Jan Muller

Chilon, Legislator & Philosopher of Sparta, ca. 1615. Creator: Jan Muller
Chilon, Legislator & Philosopher of Sparta, ca. 1615

Background imageLegislation Collection: Title Page: Le Code Louis XIV, 1667. Creator: Claude Mellan

Title Page: Le Code Louis XIV, 1667. Creator: Claude Mellan
Title Page: Le Code Louis XIV, 1667. The Code Noir defined the conditions of slavery in the French colonial empire, restricted the activities of free Negroes

Background imageLegislation Collection: The Dog Bill Committee, drawn by T. Landseer, 1844. Creator: Thomas Landseer

The Dog Bill Committee, drawn by T. Landseer, 1844. Creator: Thomas Landseer
The Dog Bill Committee, drawn by T. Landseer, 1844. From " Illustrated London News", 1844, Vol V

Background imageLegislation Collection: The Corn-Laws, 1845. Creator: Unknown

The Corn-Laws, 1845. Creator: Unknown
The Corn-Laws, 1845. Descriptive History of the Laws relative to the Importation and Exportation of Corn. Article discussing the the Corn Laws

Background imageLegislation Collection: The Grey Column, Newcastle, 1845. Creator: Unknown

The Grey Column, Newcastle, 1845. Creator: Unknown
The Grey Column, Newcastle, 1845. View of Greys Monument in Newcastle upon Tyne, erected in 1838. It was built in recognistion of Earl Greys passing of the Great Reform Act of 1832



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