Feudal Map of Japan between 1564 -73', (1903). Creator: Unknown
Feudal Map of Japan between 1564 -73', (1903). The feudal period of Japanese history was a time when powerful families (daimyo) and military warlords (shogun) ruled Japan. In 1543, a Portuguese trade ship landed introducing guns to Japanese society. From 'A History of Japan during the century of early foreign intercourse' (1542-1651) by James Murdoch, M.A. and Isoh Yamagata. [Kobe, Japan, 1903]
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'The Passover of the Portuguese Jews', c1730s. Creator: Unknown
'The Passover of the Portuguese Jews', c1730s. Family eating the Passover Seder (meal). A list of the dishes: 1) shoulder of lamb with hard-boiled egg; 2) bitter herbs; 3) figs, apples, almonds, cinnamon, etc chopped and cooked together, representing the material they used to make bricks in Egypt; 4) sauce for bitter herbs; 5) half "gateau des Levites" (cake or bread of the Levites) which the father distributes to all, including servants; 6) serviette under which gateau is hidden; 7) basket of Matzot, or "pain de Paques" (Easter bread). Matzot is unleavened bread traditionally eaten at the Seder meal. The figure in the centre is reaching into a tub of water which is possible keeping some items cool.
'The Ox. And Bucks. Light Infantry. The Battle in the Churchyard at Vimiero', 1808, (1939)
'The Ox. And Bucks. Light Infantry. The Battle in the Churchyard at Vimiero', 1808, (1939). The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry at the Battle of Vimeiro in Portugal, Peninsular War, 21 August 1808. The British army commanded by Wellington defeated the French under Junot. From Battles for the Flag, a set of cards given away with British boys' comic The Wizard. [D. C. Thomson & Co., Dundee, 1939]
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