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Pictures Dated 5th August 2005

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Radcliffe Observatory, Oxford, 1862. Artist: Unknown

Radcliffe Observatory, Oxford, 1862. Founded in 1772, the observatory is named after the physician John Radcliffe (1652-1714), a graduate of Oxford University who went on to become Royal Physician to William and Mary. It was built with funds bequeathed by him. This representation of the observatory is from the reverse of the medal of the Johnson Memorial Prize for the advance of astronomy and meteorology founded in 1862 in memory of the astronomer Manuel John Johnson (1805-1859) who was keeper at the observatory from 1839-1859.

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Coal mining accident, Tynewydd Colliery, South Wales, April 1877 (c1885). Artist: William Heysham Overend

Coal mining accident, Tynewydd Colliery, South Wales, April 1877 (c1885). Volunteers digging through an obstruction to rescue colleagues trapped in flooded workings in the Tynewydd Colliery in the Rhondda Valley. They are working by the light of Davy safety lamps. 9 trapped miners were saved, 5 of them after being underground for 9 days, in a difficult and dangerous rescue operation. The drama enthralled the nation, and 25 of the rescuers were awarded the Albert Medal for their efforts, the first time it had been awarded for a rescue operation on land. From Heroes of Britain by Edwin Hodder. (London c1885).

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'The Elephant', c1850. Artist: Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins

'The Elephant', c1850. The central image shows the Indian elephant in front and African elephant behind. Surrounding vignettes show (clockwise from top left): shooting tiger from a howdah mounted on an Indian elephant; Indian elephants in a state procession; Indian elephants carrying people and baggage; Africans cooking elephant meat; turning ivory items on a lathe; hunting elephants in Africa for ivory and meat; Indian war elephant carrying archers in a howdah; Indian elephant used by the British army in India to help transport guns. From Graphic Illustrations of Animals and Their Utility to Man published by Thomas Varty. (London, c1850).

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