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Background imageRopes 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 imageRopes Collection: Introducing Georges Carpentier, 1921. Creator: George Wesley Bellows

Introducing Georges Carpentier, 1921. Creator: George Wesley Bellows
Introducing Georges Carpentier, 1921

Background imageRopes Collection: Works of the Midland Railway Terminus, Euston-Road, 1868. Creator: Unknown

Works of the Midland Railway Terminus, Euston-Road, 1868. Creator: Unknown
Works of the Midland Railway Terminus, Euston-Road, 1868. Construction of the new St Pancras Station in London. 'Half Somers Town was demolished...The Metropolitan tunnel of the Midland Railway will

Background imageRopes Collection: Rocket-line exercise of the Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade, 1865. Creator: Mason Jackson

Rocket-line exercise of the Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade, 1865. Creator: Mason Jackson
Rocket-line exercise of the Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade, 1865. Engraving of a sketch by Mr. R. Watson, showing '...the members of the brigade exercising on the cliff near the Spanish Battery

Background imageRopes Collection: General view of the new docks a Millwall, 1868. Creator: Unknown

General view of the new docks a Millwall, 1868. Creator: Unknown
General view of the new docks a Millwall, 1868. View of the dock constructed by the Millwall Freehold Land and Docks Company, '...the largest in the port of London, being 450 ft. long and 80 ft

Background imageRopes Collection: Interior of the new Gymnasium in Myrtle-Street, Liverpool, 1865. Creator: Unknown

Interior of the new Gymnasium in Myrtle-Street, Liverpool, 1865. Creator: Unknown
Interior of new Gymnasium in Myrtle-Street, Liverpool, 1865. 'The large hall presents to the eye an array of ladders, bars, ropes, and nets, which to the uninitiated is hopelessly bewildering...Mr

Background imageRopes Collection: The Atlantic Telegraph Expedition: preparing for the final attempt to grapple the lost cable

The Atlantic Telegraph Expedition: preparing for the final attempt to grapple the lost cable, 1865. Creator: Unknown
The Atlantic Telegraph Expedition: preparing for the final attempt to grapple the lost cable - from a sketch by our special artist, 1865

Background imageRopes Collection: 'The Building of the New Castle on the Tyne, 1080', from a picture by W. B. Scott, 1865

"The Building of the New Castle on the Tyne, 1080", from a picture by W. B. Scott, 1865. Engraving of a painting

Background imageRopes Collection: Raising the colossal bronze statue of Hercules found underground in the Campo dei Fiori, Rome

Raising the colossal bronze statue of Hercules found underground in the Campo dei Fiori, Rome, 1864. Creator: Unknown
Raising the colossal bronze statue of Hercules found underground in the Campo dei Fiori, Rome, 1864. Engraving from a sketch by M. Carli, a French artist

Background imageRopes Collection: Mode of capturing wild elephants in Ceylon: taming a wild elephant, 1864. Creator: Unknown

Mode of capturing wild elephants in Ceylon: taming a wild elephant, 1864. Creator: Unknown
Mode of capturing wild elephants in Ceylon: taming a wild elephant, 1864. Engraving of a photograph...of the great elephant-catching expedition to a place called Ebbewellepittia...so as to afford

Background imageRopes Collection: Mode of capturing wild elephants in Ceylon: an elephant noosed, 1864. Creator: Unknown

Mode of capturing wild elephants in Ceylon: an elephant noosed, 1864. Creator: Unknown
Mode of capturing wild elephants in Ceylon: an elephant noosed, 1864. Engraving of a photograph...of the great elephant-catching expedition to a place called Ebbewellepittia...so as to afford

Background imageRopes Collection: Embarking cattle at the port of Tamatave, Madagascar, 1864. Creator: Mason Jackson

Embarking cattle at the port of Tamatave, Madagascar, 1864. Creator: Mason Jackson
Embarking cattle at the port of Tamatave, Madagascar, 1864. Engraving from a sketch by Lieutenant S. P. Oliver showing...the mode of putting cattle on shipboard in a port of Madagascar

Background imageRopes Collection: The Queen's Visit to Cherbourg - Piping Hands to Man Yards, 1858. Creator: Unknown

The Queen's Visit to Cherbourg - Piping Hands to Man Yards, 1858. Creator: Unknown
The Queen's Visit to Cherbourg - Piping Hands to Man Yards, 1858. One of the most exciting and agreeable sights that takes place on a vessel of war...When the boatswain pipes to man yards

Background imageRopes Collection: Accident at the Entry Lock of the East India Docks, Blackwall, 1858. Creator: Unknown

Accident at the Entry Lock of the East India Docks, Blackwall, 1858. Creator: Unknown
Accident at the Entry Lock of the East India Docks, Blackwall, [London], 1858. The vessels were the brig Ocean, of Shoreham, bound to Swansea, with a cargo of copper ore, and the collier brig Lustre

Background imageRopes Collection: The Wreck of the Strathmore: taking the Survivors from the Island...1876. Creators: W. J. P. W. H. O

The Wreck of the Strathmore: taking the Survivors from the Island...1876. Creators: W. J. P. W. H. O
The Wreck of the Strathmore: taking the Survivors from the Island, from a sketch supplied by Mr. Spencer Joslen, 1876....the emigrant-ship Strathmore [was wrecked], in July last

Background imageRopes Collection: The members of the fire companies drawing the Prince of Wales through Carleton... 1860

The members of the fire companies drawing the Prince of Wales through Carleton... 1860. Creator: Unknown
The members of the fire companies drawing the Prince of Wales through Carleton, a suburb of St. John, New Brunswick, 1860. The future King Edward VII visits North America

Background imageRopes Collection: Shipwreck, mid-late 18th century. Creator: Pierre-Jacques Volaire

Shipwreck, mid-late 18th century. Creator: Pierre-Jacques Volaire
Shipwreck, mid-late 18th century. Dramatic scene: survivors cling to rocks being battered by huge waves

Background imageRopes Collection: Slave Gang passing along the edge of the Lushivi Marsh...1876. Creator: Unknown

Slave Gang passing along the edge of the Lushivi Marsh...1876. Creator: Unknown
Slave Gang passing along the edge of the Lushivi Marsh, from a sketch by Lieutenant Cameron in Central Africa, 1876. The painful march of a slave gang

Background imageRopes Collection: Futamigaura, the Wedded Rocks, 1896. Creator: Kobayashi Kiyochika

Futamigaura, the Wedded Rocks, 1896. Creator: Kobayashi Kiyochika
Futamigaura, the Wedded Rocks, 1896. Series: Sketches of Famous Places in Japan

Background imageRopes Collection: Launch of the 'Paramatta' Steam-ship at Blackwall on Monday week, 1858. Creator: Smyth

Launch of the "Paramatta" Steam-ship at Blackwall on Monday week, 1858. Creator: Smyth
Launch of the "Paramatta" Steam-ship at Blackwall on Monday week, 1858. Paddle steam-ship, built by the Thames Iron and Shipbuilding Company

Background imageRopes Collection: Sketches in India - Slinging Letter-bags across a Nullah in the Rainy Season, 1858. Creator: Unknown

Sketches in India - Slinging Letter-bags across a Nullah in the Rainy Season, 1858. Creator: Unknown
Sketches in India - Slinging Letter-bags across a Nullah in the Rainy Season, 1858....the contrivance in use...when the streams

Background imageRopes Collection: The Livingstone Expedition in Africa - H.M.S. 'Lynx'... 1860. Creator: Unknown

The Livingstone Expedition in Africa - H.M.S. "Lynx"... 1860. Creator: Unknown
The Livingstone Expedition in Africa - H.M.S. "Lynx", sent for the relief of the Expedition, taking in sail during a squall, 1860. Engraving from a sketch by...T. Baines, Esq

Background imageRopes Collection: Visit of the Boys of the Clyde training-ship Cumberland to H.M.S. Aurora, 1876. Creator: Unknown

Visit of the Boys of the Clyde training-ship Cumberland to H.M.S. Aurora, 1876. Creator: Unknown
Visit of the Boys of the Clyde training-ship Cumberland to H.M.S. Aurora, 1876. Engraving from a sketch by Captain Grier. The little fellows seemed delighted at witnessing the manoeuvres of

Background imageRopes Collection: Yacht Althea, deck, between 1907 and 1915. Creator: Unknown

Yacht Althea, deck, between 1907 and 1915. Creator: Unknown
Yacht Althea, deck, between 1907 and 1915

Background imageRopes Collection: The Peace Rejoicings - Ringing the Bells, 1856. Creator: Unknown

The Peace Rejoicings - Ringing the Bells, 1856. Creator: Unknown
The Peace Rejoicings - Ringing the Bells, 1856. Celebrating the end of the Crimean War. From "Illustrated London News", 1856

Background imageRopes Collection: The Peace Rejoicings - Hoisting the Royal Standard at the Tower of London, 1856. Creator: W Thomas

The Peace Rejoicings - Hoisting the Royal Standard at the Tower of London, 1856. Creator: W Thomas
The Peace Rejoicings - Hoisting the Royal Standard at the Tower of London, 1856. Celebrating the end of the Crimean War. From "Illustrated London News", 1856

Background imageRopes Collection: The Grand Naval Review - Supplement, 1856. Creator: Unknown

The Grand Naval Review - Supplement, 1856. Creator: Unknown
The Grand Naval Review - Supplement, 1856. Familiar for the past two years with the story of naval and military achievements

Background imageRopes Collection: Captain Hewlett, C.B. of H.M.S. 'Edinburgh', directing the movements of the 'Snapper'

Captain Hewlett, C.B. of H.M.S. "Edinburgh", directing the movements of the "Snapper" and "Stork" Gun-Boats at a Russian Three-Decker between Gustafsvern

Background imageRopes Collection: Travel views of Japan and Korea, 1908. Creator: Arnold Genthe

Travel views of Japan and Korea, 1908. Creator: Arnold Genthe
Travel views of Japan and Korea, 1908

Background imageRopes Collection: Travel views of Japan and Korea, 1908. Creator: Arnold Genthe

Travel views of Japan and Korea, 1908. Creator: Arnold Genthe
Travel views of Japan and Korea, 1908

Background imageRopes Collection: Travel views of Japan and Korea, 1908. Creator: Arnold Genthe

Travel views of Japan and Korea, 1908. Creator: Arnold Genthe
Travel views of Japan and Korea, 1908

Background imageRopes Collection: Travel views of Japan and Korea, 1908. Creator: Arnold Genthe

Travel views of Japan and Korea, 1908. Creator: Arnold Genthe
Travel views of Japan and Korea, 1908

Background imageRopes Collection: Tirez, ça fait équilibre, 1871. Creator: Honore Daumier

Tirez, ça fait équilibre, 1871. Creator: Honore Daumier
Tirez, ca fait equilibre, 1871. Pull it balances

Background imageRopes Collection: Travel views of Cuba and Guatemala, between 1899 and 1926. Creator: Arnold Genthe

Travel views of Cuba and Guatemala, between 1899 and 1926. Creator: Arnold Genthe
Travel views of Cuba and Guatemala, between 1899 and 1926

Background imageRopes Collection: Travel views of Cuba and Guatemala, between 1899 and 1926. Creator: Arnold Genthe

Travel views of Cuba and Guatemala, between 1899 and 1926. Creator: Arnold Genthe
Travel views of Cuba and Guatemala, between 1899 and 1926

Background imageRopes Collection: Ten Men Pulling on Ropes. Creator: Claude-Joseph Vernet

Ten Men Pulling on Ropes. Creator: Claude-Joseph Vernet
Ten Men Pulling on Ropes

Background imageRopes Collection: Anthony Jannus, Flights And Tests of Rex Smith Plane Flown By Jannus - Flights of Plane, 1912

Anthony Jannus, Flights And Tests of Rex Smith Plane Flown By Jannus - Flights of Plane, 1912. Creator: Harris & Ewing
Anthony Jannus, Flights And Tests of Rex Smith Plane Flown By Jannus - Flights of Plane, 1912. Early aviation, USA. Men hauling biplane out of the water

Background imageRopes Collection: Anthony Jannus, Flights And Tests of Rex Smith Plane Flown By Jannus - Flights of Plane, 1912

Anthony Jannus, Flights And Tests of Rex Smith Plane Flown By Jannus - Flights of Plane, 1912. Creator: Harris & Ewing
Anthony Jannus, Flights And Tests of Rex Smith Plane Flown By Jannus - Flights of Plane, 1912. Early aviation, USA. Men hauling biplane out of the water

Background imageRopes Collection: Fugitives - An Episode of the Siege of Athens by Sylla. After Leon Glaize, 1877, 1886

Fugitives - An Episode of the Siege of Athens by Sylla. After Leon Glaize, 1877, 1886. Creator: Kellenbach
Fugitives - An Episode of the Siege of Athens by Sylla. After Leon Glaize, 1877, 1886. From "The Graphic. An Illustrated Weekly Newspaper Volume 33. January to June, 1886"

Background imageRopes Collection: U.S.S. Olympia - crew's mess, 1899. Creator: Frances Benjamin Johnston

U.S.S. Olympia - crew's mess, 1899. Creator: Frances Benjamin Johnston
U.S.S. Olympia - crew's mess, 1899. Interior view of dining area aboard the USS Olympia, showing sailors eating at a table suspended by ropes

Background imageRopes Collection: Weather in the Baltic - Bows of H.M. Corvette 'Cruiser', 1854. Creator: Unknown

Weather in the Baltic - Bows of H.M. Corvette "Cruiser", 1854. Creator: Unknown
Weather in the Baltic - Bows of H.M. Corvette "Cruiser", 1854. Royal Navy warship during the Crimean War. On the approaching arrival of the fleet from the Baltic

Background imageRopes Collection: Abergeldie Fair - 1933, 1947. Creator: Unknown

Abergeldie Fair - 1933, 1947. Creator: Unknown
Abergeldie Fair - 1933, 1947. The future Queen Elizabeth II and younger sister Princess Margaret Rose playing with ladies-in-waiting in Scotland

Background imageRopes Collection: Fitting out 'The Caesar', between decks, at Portsmouth, 1854. Creator: Unknown

Fitting out "The Caesar", between decks, at Portsmouth, 1854. Creator: Unknown
Fitting out "The Caesar", between decks, at Portsmouth, 1854. British warship being prepared for service in the Crimean War

Background imageRopes Collection: The Bow-Bell Peal on Christmas Eve, 1850. Creator: Unknown

The Bow-Bell Peal on Christmas Eve, 1850. Creator: Unknown
The Bow-Bell Peal on Christmas Eve, 1850. Illustration to a piece by John Timbs. View of ringers in the belfry in Bow Church, London, during a peal

Background imageRopes Collection: Emigrant Needlewomen on Deck, 1850. Creator: Unknown

Emigrant Needlewomen on Deck, 1850. Creator: Unknown
Emigrant Needlewomen on Deck, 1850. Sailing ship bound for the colonies. The women were enabled to emigrate by...the movement on behalf of the distressed needlewomen or London...the ladies

Background imageRopes Collection: The War in America: refugees from southern cities on the Mississippi, from a sketch by our

The War in America: refugees from southern cities on the Mississippi, from a sketch by our... 1862. Creator: Unknown
The War in America: refugees from southern cities on the Mississippi, from a sketch by our special artist, 1862. Our special Artist and Correspondent...writes as follows

Background imageRopes Collection: Receiving goods at the International Exhibition Building, 1862. Creator: Unknown

Receiving goods at the International Exhibition Building, 1862. Creator: Unknown
Receiving goods at the International Exhibition Building, [South Kensington, London], 1862. Our Illustration represents a section of the busy scenes within the building of the International

Background imageRopes Collection: The Great Flood in the Fens: attempt to form a dam in the middle-level drain, 1862. Creator: Unknown

The Great Flood in the Fens: attempt to form a dam in the middle-level drain, 1862. Creator: Unknown
The Great Flood in the Fens: attempt to form a dam in the middle-level drain, 1862. The destruction of the sluice connected with the Middle-Level outfall...has been attended with the most serious



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