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Background imagePeril Collection: In Manus Tuas Domine!, 1879, (1918). Artist: Briton Riviere

In Manus Tuas Domine!, 1879, (1918). Artist: Briton Riviere
In Manus Tuas Domine!, 1879, (1918). Painting held at the Manchester City Galleries, Manchester. From Bibbys Annual 1918, edited by Joseph Bibby. [The Priory Publishing Press, Liverpool, 1917]

Background imagePeril Collection: The Gulf Stream, 1899, (1943). Creator: Winslow Homer

The Gulf Stream, 1899, (1943). Creator: Winslow Homer
The Gulf Stream, 1899, (1943). A man drifts on his fishing boat which has lost its mast. Sharks surround the boat, and a waterspout approaches ominously

Background imagePeril Collection: Stage in the ascent of Mont Blanc, c1853, (1946). Creator: George Baxter

Stage in the ascent of Mont Blanc, c1853, (1946). Creator: George Baxter
Stage in the ascent of Mont Blanc, c1853, (1946). Climbers on Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in the Alps - a man is being pulled out of a crevasse on a rope

Background imagePeril Collection: The Prairie on Fire, 1827. Creator: Alvan Fisher

The Prairie on Fire, 1827. Creator: Alvan Fisher
The Prairie on Fire, 1827. Natty Bumppo creates a firebreak, scene from " The Prairie" by James Fenimore Cooper

Background imagePeril Collection: Tapping a Steel Furnace, c1930. Creator: Unknown

Tapping a Steel Furnace, c1930. Creator: Unknown
Tapping a Steel Furnace, c1930. From " The Wonder Book of Engineering Wonders", edited by Harry Golding. [Ward, Lock & Co. Limited, London and Melbourne]

Background imagePeril Collection: Shipwreck of the Meduse, 1820. Creators: Theodore Gericault, Nicolas-Toussaint Charlet

Shipwreck of the Meduse, 1820. Creators: Theodore Gericault, Nicolas-Toussaint Charlet
Shipwreck of the Meduse, 1820. [The Raft of the Medusa]

Background imagePeril Collection: Wreck of the General Grant on the Auckland Islands, 1868. Creator: Unknown

Wreck of the General Grant on the Auckland Islands, 1868. Creator: Unknown
Wreck of the General Grant on the Auckland Islands, 1868. Engraving of a sketch by Mr. W. Tibbits of a shipwreck in the South Pacific on 14 May 14 1866

Background imagePeril Collection: Wreck of the Duncan Dunbar, Australian passenger ship, on the coast of Brazil, 1865. Creator: Smyth

Wreck of the Duncan Dunbar, Australian passenger ship, on the coast of Brazil, 1865. Creator: Smyth
Wreck of the Duncan Dunbar, Australian passenger ship, on the coast of Brazil, 1865. After the ship was wrecked on the reef Las Roccas, '"it was impossible", said one of the passengers

Background imagePeril Collection: Visit of the Prince and Princess of Wales to Melford Hall, Suffolk: the bonfire on the Green

Visit of the Prince and Princess of Wales to Melford Hall, Suffolk: the bonfire on the Green, 1865. Creator: Unknown
Visit of the Prince and Princess of Wales to Melford Hall, Suffolk: the bonfire on the Green, 1865. 'The Prince and Princess [future King Edward VII

Background imagePeril Collection: The Roman Rocks Lighthouse, Simon's Bay, Cape of Good Hope, 1869. Creator: Mason Jackson

The Roman Rocks Lighthouse, Simon's Bay, Cape of Good Hope, 1869. Creator: Mason Jackson
The Roman Rocks Lighthouse, Simon's Bay, Cape of Good Hope, [South Africa], 1869. 'Simon's Bay, where the Admiralty dockyard and depot are situated, is not far from Capetown

Background imagePeril Collection: Vessels ashore in Batten Bay, Plymouth Sound, during the late gale, 1865. Creator: Unknown

Vessels ashore in Batten Bay, Plymouth Sound, during the late gale, 1865. Creator: Unknown
Vessels ashore in Batten Bay, Plymouth Sound, during the late gale, 1865. 'The storm which raged so furiously along the coasts of the west of England and Wales on Wednesday week

Background imagePeril Collection: The late collision off The Lizard: H.M.S. Terrible towing The Calcutta into Plymouth, 1869

The late collision off The Lizard: H.M.S. Terrible towing The Calcutta into Plymouth, 1869. Creator: Unknown
The late collision off The Lizard: H.M.S. Terrible towing The Calcutta into Plymouth, 1869. Engraving of a sketch by Mr. J. B. Hay, midshipman, of the Terrible

Background imagePeril Collection: The new overland route to India and the railway tunnel of the Alps:..working galleries, 1869

The new overland route to India and the railway tunnel of the Alps:..working galleries, 1869. Creator: Unknown
The new overland route to India and the railway tunnel of the Alps: amalgamation of the second and third working galleries, 1869

Background imagePeril Collection: The landslip at Naples: scene of the disaster, 1868. Creator: Unknown

The landslip at Naples: scene of the disaster, 1868. Creator: Unknown
The landslip at Naples: scene of the disaster, 1868. Engraving from a photograph by M. Bermond, showing '...the entire elevation of the mountain

Background imagePeril Collection: The new overland route to India and the railway tunnel of the Alps: boring-machine... 1869

The new overland route to India and the railway tunnel of the Alps: boring-machine... 1869. Creator: Unknown
The new overland route to India and the railway tunnel of the Alps: boring-machine in the second working gallery, 1869. 'An English engineer, Mr

Background imagePeril Collection: The George Thompson leaving the icebergs in the Antarctic Ocean, 1868. Creator: Unknown

The George Thompson leaving the icebergs in the Antarctic Ocean, 1868. Creator: Unknown
The George Thompson leaving the icebergs in the Antarctic Ocean, 1868. Ship on the route from Melbourne to London, '...commanded by Mr

Background imagePeril Collection: Central Park - man with head in hippo's mouth, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Central Park - man with head in hippo's mouth, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Central Park - man with head in hippo's mouth, between c1910 and c1915

Background imagePeril Collection: The eruption of Mount Vesuvius: flood of lava and red-hot ashes, 1868. Creator: Mason Jackson

The eruption of Mount Vesuvius: flood of lava and red-hot ashes, 1868. Creator: Mason Jackson
The eruption of Mount Vesuvius [in Italy]: flood of lava and red-hot ashes, 1868. Engraving of a sketch by Lieutenant H. Robley, of the 68th Regiment

Background imagePeril Collection: Physalia, or Portuguese Man-of-War, lately found on the south coast of England, 1869

Physalia, or Portuguese Man-of-War, lately found on the south coast of England, 1869. Creator: Unknown
Physalia, or Portuguese Man-of-War, lately found on the south coast of England, 1869. Illustration of '...a physalia, one of the so-called unexpected visitors whose recent advent to our shores has

Background imagePeril Collection: Suppression of the Slave Trade...running on shore of a slave-dhow to escape capture, 1869

Suppression of the Slave Trade...running on shore of a slave-dhow to escape capture, 1869. Creator: Unknown
Suppression of the Slave Trade on the east coast of Africa: running on shore of a slave-dhow to escape capture, 1869. Engraving depicting '...the running on shore of an Arab slave-dhow

Background imagePeril Collection: Suppression of the Slave Trade...coast of Africa:..H.M.S. Daphne capturing a slave-dhow, 1869

Suppression of the Slave Trade...coast of Africa:..H.M.S. Daphne capturing a slave-dhow, 1869. Creator: Unknown
Suppression of the Slave Trade on the east coast of Africa: the cutter of H.M.S. Daphne capturing a slave-dhow off Brora, 1869

Background imagePeril Collection: Ruins of buildings at Old Ford, Bow, destroyed by the late gale, 1868. Creator: Unknown

Ruins of buildings at Old Ford, Bow, destroyed by the late gale, 1868. Creator: Unknown
Ruins of buildings at Old Ford, Bow, [East London], destroyed by the late gale, 1868. 'The destructive effects of the furious gale which blew over London on Saturday, the 1st February

Background imagePeril Collection: New overland route to India: Mont Cenis Railway - L'Echelle du Diable, 1869. Creator: Unknown

New overland route to India: Mont Cenis Railway - L'Echelle du Diable, 1869. Creator: Unknown
New overland route to India: Mont Cenis Railway - L'Echelle du Diable, 1869. Engraving from a sketch '...by our Special Artist who has been commissioned to go along the whole line of the New Overland

Background imagePeril Collection: Explosion in the Place de la Sorbonne, Paris, 1869. Creator: Unknown

Explosion in the Place de la Sorbonne, Paris, 1869. Creator: Unknown
Explosion in the Place de la Sorbonne, Paris, 1869. Engraving of the scene after the explosion '...from a sketch by M. A. Rovargue, who was an eye-witness of the event

Background imagePeril Collection: H.M.S. Vigilant on the seven-fathom patch in the Red Sea, 1868. Creator: Unknown

H.M.S. Vigilant on the seven-fathom patch in the Red Sea, 1868. Creator: Unknown
The British Expedition to Abyssinia: H.M.S. Vigilant on the seven-fathom patch in the Red Sea, 1868. Royal Navy despatch-boat '...sending a pilot to a transport just arrived from Calcutta...[She is

Background imagePeril Collection: Forlorn condition of Temple-Bar, 1868. Creator: Unknown

Forlorn condition of Temple-Bar, 1868. Creator: Unknown
Forlorn condition of Temple-Bar, [City of London], 1868. 'The great operation of demolishing the houses and clearing all the ground between the Strand and Carey-street

Background imagePeril Collection: 'South Sea Whaling' by Oswald W. Brierly, Exhibition of Water-Colour Drawings, Dudley Gallery

"South Sea Whaling" by Oswald W. Brierly, Exhibition of Water-Colour Drawings, Dudley Gallery, 1868. Creator: W Thomas
"South Sea Whaling" by Oswald W. Brierly, in the General Exhibition of Water-Colour Drawings, Dudley Gallery, 1868. Engraving of a painting

Background imagePeril Collection: Photographers on hillside photographing Mt. Etna eruption, 1910. Creator: Bain News Service

Photographers on hillside photographing Mt. Etna eruption, 1910. Creator: Bain News Service
Photographers on hillside photographing Mt. Etna eruption, 1910

Background imagePeril Collection: Seascape, Storm, 1866. Creator: Claude Monet

Seascape, Storm, 1866. Creator: Claude Monet
Seascape, Storm, 1866

Background imagePeril Collection: A visit to Penn's Marine Engine Factory, at Greenwich:.great cylinder for a...steam-engine, 1865

A visit to Penn's Marine Engine Factory, at Greenwich:.great cylinder for a...steam-engine, 1865. Creator: Unknown
A visit to Penn's Marine Engine Factory, at Greenwich: casting a great cylinder for a marine steam-engine, 1865. Illustration representing...the molten metal being poured into the mould...the

Background imagePeril Collection: The Alguada Reef Lighthouse, Cape Negrais, on the coast of Pegu, 1865. Creator: Unknown

The Alguada Reef Lighthouse, Cape Negrais, on the coast of Pegu, 1865. Creator: Unknown
The Alguada Reef Lighthouse, Cape Negrais, on the coast of Pegu, 1865. Engraving from a photograph by Lieutenant J. M. M'Neile, R.E

Background imagePeril Collection: An Exploring Party on the West Coast of New Zealand: crossing the River Teramakau, 1865

An Exploring Party on the West Coast of New Zealand: crossing the River Teramakau, 1865. Creator: Unknown
An Exploring Party on the West Coast of New Zealand: crossing the River Teramakau, 1865. Engraving from a sketch by Albert Walker

Background imagePeril Collection: The Indo-European Telegraph: Landing The Cable in the mud at Fao, Persian Gulf, 1865

The Indo-European Telegraph: Landing The Cable in the mud at Fao, Persian Gulf, 1865. Creator: Unknown
The Indo-European Telegraph: Landing The Cable in the mud at Fao, Persian Gulf, 1865. When some four miles of cable had been paid out

Background imagePeril Collection: The Prince of Wales at The Land's End, Cornwall, 1865. Creator: Unknown

The Prince of Wales at The Land's End, Cornwall, 1865. Creator: Unknown
The Prince of Wales at The Land's End, Cornwall, 1865. Having partaken of an excellent luncheon, the Prince of Wales proceeded, in a two-horse carriage, to the Land's End, accompanied by Mr

Background imagePeril Collection: The screw steam-ship Royal Standard in collision with an iceberg...home voyage from Melbourne

The screw steam-ship Royal Standard in collision with an iceberg...home voyage from Melbourne, 1864. Creator: Unknown
The screw steam-ship Royal Standard in collision with an iceberg on the home voyage from Melbourne, 1864. Engraving from a sketch by Captain G. H

Background imagePeril Collection: Wreck of the mail-steamer Athens in Table Bay, Cape of Good Hope, 1865. Creator: Unknown

Wreck of the mail-steamer Athens in Table Bay, Cape of Good Hope, 1865. Creator: Unknown
Wreck of the mail-steamer Athens in Table Bay, Cape of Good Hope, 1865. A...tremendous storm...on the 17th of May...[wrecked a ship] belonging to the Union Steam Navigation Company...[She] was

Background imagePeril Collection: 'The Ramsgate Life-boat: Morning after a Heavy Gale - Weather Moderating'...by E.W Cooke. R.A

"The Ramsgate Life-boat: Morning after a Heavy Gale - Weather Moderating"...by E.W Cooke. R.A
"The Ramsgate Life-boat: Morning after a Heavy Gale - Weather Moderating" - from the picture by E.W Cooke. R.A. 1864. Engraving of a painting

Background imagePeril Collection: H.M.S. Himalaya among icebergs in the South Pacific, 1864. Creator: Unknown

H.M.S. Himalaya among icebergs in the South Pacific, 1864. Creator: Unknown
H.M.S. Himalaya among icebergs in the South Pacific, 1864. Engraving from a sketch by Lieut. H. Stratton Bates, of the 65th Regiment

Background imagePeril Collection: The Alabama destroying the Texan Star, or Martaban, in the Malacca Straits... 1864. Creator: Unknown

The Alabama destroying the Texan Star, or Martaban, in the Malacca Straits... 1864. Creator: Unknown
The Alabama destroying the Texan Star, or Martaban, in the Malacca Straits - the Kwan-Tung, Chinese war-steamer, in the distance, 1864. Engraving from a sketch by Commander Allen Young, R.N

Background imagePeril Collection: Hindoo bathers in the River Jumna surprised by a snake, 1864. Creator: J. A. B

Hindoo bathers in the River Jumna surprised by a snake, 1864. Creator: J. A. B
Hindoo bathers in the River Jumna surprised by a snake, 1864. Large water-snakes abound in the canals and nullahs flowing into the Jumna about Delhi

Background imagePeril Collection: A tragic masked ball, 1930. Creator: Unknown

A tragic masked ball, 1930. Creator: Unknown
A tragic masked ball, 1930. Un Tragique Bal Masque. Guest in a burning bear costume. Back cover of " Le Petit Journal Illustre". [France, 30 March 1930]

Background imagePeril Collection: The explosion of gunpowder magazines at Erith:…the powder-magazines after the explosion, 1864

The explosion of gunpowder magazines at Erith:…the powder-magazines after the explosion, 1864. Creator: Unknown
The explosion of gunpowder magazines at Erith: the site of the powder-magazines after the explosion, 1864. Shortly after the explosion showers of letters, invoices, and other papers

Background imagePeril Collection: The town and port of Nassau, New Providence, Bahama Islands, 1864. Creator: Mason Jackson

The town and port of Nassau, New Providence, Bahama Islands, 1864. Creator: Mason Jackson
The town and port of Nassau, New Providence, Bahama Islands, 1864. Engraving from a sketch by an officer of the 1st West India Regiment

Background imagePeril Collection: 'Lord Riverdale's Repentance': George rescuing his grandfather, drawn by A. Hunt, 1862

"Lord Riverdale's Repentance": George rescuing his grandfather, drawn by A. Hunt, 1862
"Lord Riverdale's Repentance" [by William J. Stewart]: George rescuing his grandfather, drawn by A. Hunt, 1862. That hand was nearer to him at that moment than he dreamt

Background imagePeril Collection: A 'Block' in Park-lane, 1864. Creator: Mason Jackson. A 'Block' in Park-lane, 1864

A "Block" in Park-lane, 1864. Creator: Mason Jackson. A "Block" in Park-lane, 1864
A "Block" in Park-lane, [London], 1864. Traffic congestion: Just about the corner of Brick-street, which is close to Holdernesse House, may be witnessed, at certain hours daily

Background imagePeril Collection: The explosion on Wednesday week at Edmund's Main Colliery, Barnsley, 1862. Creator: Unknown

The explosion on Wednesday week at Edmund's Main Colliery, Barnsley, 1862. Creator: Unknown
The explosion on Wednesday week at Edmund's Main Colliery, Barnsley, 1862. Instantly a dense column of black smoke sprang from the cupola, like a gigantic tower, towards heaven

Background imagePeril Collection: The Great Britain among icebergs near Cape Horn, 1864. Creator: Unknown

The Great Britain among icebergs near Cape Horn, 1864. Creator: Unknown
The Great Britain among icebergs near Cape Horn, 1864. The screw-steamer Great Britain, which arrived at Liverpool...having made the passage from Melbourne in the short period of sixty-one days

Background imagePeril Collection: Wreck of the Aberdeen steamer Stanley at Tynemouth, 1864. Creator: Unknown

Wreck of the Aberdeen steamer Stanley at Tynemouth, 1864. Creator: Unknown
Wreck of the Aberdeen steamer Stanley at Tynemouth, 1864. Engraving from a sketch by Mr. R. Watson....while attempting to run into the Tyne for shelter



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