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1855 Collection

"1855: A Year of Triumphs, Tragedies, and Transformations" In 1855

Background image1855 Collection: Rifleman of 95th (Rifles) Regiment of Foot

Rifleman of 95th (Rifles) Regiment of Foot at the time of the Crimean War. This regiment became the Rifle Brigade which changed to the 3rd Green Jackets (The Rifle Brigade)

Background image1855 Collection: Beef Cuts Diagram 1855

Beef Cuts Diagram 1855
A diagram showing beef joints

Background image1855 Collection: John Moses Browning

John Moses Browning
JOHN MOSES BROWNING American inventor of automatic pistols, rifles etc : shown with one of his machine guns

Background image1855 Collection: Manchester Warehousemen Orphan Schools, Cheadle Hulme

Manchester Warehousemen Orphan Schools, Cheadle Hulme
The Manchester Warehousemen Orphan Schools, on Claremont Road, Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire. The school was founded in 1855 by a group of Manchester businessmen to care for and educate orphans

Background image1855 Collection: 1855 Punch Dinosaurs Crystal Palace

1855 Punch Dinosaurs Crystal Palace
1855 Cartoon from Punchs Almanac of that year, ascribed to John Leech. " A visit to the antediluvian reptiles at Sydenham - master Tom strongly objects to having his mind improved"

Background image1855 Collection: Hiawatha / Wedding / Bride

Hiawatha / Wedding / Bride
Hiawatha with his bride, Minnehaha, walking hand in hand

Background image1855 Collection: A map from On the Mode of Communication of Cholera, 1855 (litho)

A map from On the Mode of Communication of Cholera, 1855 (litho)
1195411 A map from On the Mode of Communication of Cholera, 1855 (litho) by Snow, John (1813-58) (after); 22, 5x14, 2 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Snow)

Background image1855 Collection: The Charge of the British Light Cavalry Brigade

The Charge of the British Light Cavalry Brigade
CRIMEAN WAR. The Charge of the British Light Cavalry Brigade at Balaclava, Crimea, Oct. 25, 1854: English engraving, 1855

Background image1855 Collection: Withington Hospital, Manchester

Withington Hospital, Manchester
Entrance to Withington Hospital, Nell Lane, Manchester, opened in 1855 as Chorlton Union workhouse. A horse and carriage stands outside the gates

Background image1855 Collection: Charlotte Bronte / Author

Charlotte Bronte / Author
CHARLOTTE BRONTE British author

Background image1855 Collection: Fable / Wind and Sun

Fable / Wind and Sun
THE WIND AND THE SUN Both disputed over who could cause the traveller to shed his cloak; the wind blew strongly, but in the suns gentle heat the man derobed

Background image1855 Collection: CRIMEAN WAR: VALLEY OF DEATH. The Valley of the Shadow of Death

CRIMEAN WAR: VALLEY OF DEATH. The Valley of the Shadow of Death. A dirt road scattered with cannonballs following the Battle of Balaklava; the image was contemporarily associated with the Charge of

Background image1855 Collection: American Indians. Billy Bowlegs and his suite of Indian Chie

American Indians. Billy Bowlegs and his suite of Indian Chie
Billy Bowlegs (Holata Micco) was a leader of the Seminole people, he went on to serve as a Captain in the Union Army during the Civil War

Background image1855 Collection: Racial / Iroquois Fishing

Racial / Iroquois Fishing
Hiawatha goes fishing in his canoe; " Take my bait, O king of fishes! "

Background image1855 Collection: Hiawatha / Minnehaha Dies

Hiawatha / Minnehaha Dies
Hiawatha mourns the death of Minnehaha: " Seven long days & nights he sat there."

Background image1855 Collection: Malvern Water Cure (2)

Malvern Water Cure (2)
(2 of 12) Water Cure at Malvern The Packing " Now this is what I call being jolly!"

Background image1855 Collection: Royal Victoria Dock

Royal Victoria Dock
The Royal Victoria Dock, (1855 - 1981), at Plaistow Marshes, east London, was well known for its meat trade, especially with South America

Background image1855 Collection: Homeopathic Cocoa

Homeopathic Cocoa
The manufacturers of Crunchie bars venture into alternative medicine with HOMAEOPATHIC COCOA. If it is diluted like homeopathic remedies, it can t have much taste !

Background image1855 Collection: Hiawatha / Longfellow

Hiawatha / Longfellow
Hiawathas departure: Hiawatha sails Westward into the sunset

Background image1855 Collection: 1855, Colton Map of Scandinavia, Norway, Sweden, Finland, topography, cartography

1855, Colton Map of Scandinavia, Norway, Sweden, Finland, topography, cartography
1855, Colton Map of Scandinavia, Norway, Sweden, Finland

Background image1855 Collection: One of the first letter boxes erected in London at the corner of Fleet Street and Farringdon Street

One of the first letter boxes erected in London at the corner of Fleet Street and Farringdon Street. Wood engraving from The Illustrated London News, 24 March 1855

Background image1855 Collection: ESPERANCE

ESPERANCE
Elizabeth Hope, known as Elizabeth d Esperance medium Date: 1855 - 1919

Background image1855 Collection: First Postbox, London

First Postbox, London
LETTER BOX The first Post Office letter box in London is installed at the corner of Fleet Street and Farringdon Street, at the foot of Ludgate Hill

Background image1855 Collection: Soren Kierkegaard

Soren Kierkegaard
SOREN aBYE KIERKEGaRD Danish philosopher

Background image1855 Collection: 1855, Colton Map of Persia, Afghanistan, and Arabia, topography, cartography, geography

1855, Colton Map of Persia, Afghanistan, and Arabia, topography, cartography, geography
1855, Colton Map of Persia, Afghanistan, and Arabia

Background image1855 Collection: GAUSS, Karl Friedrich (1777-1855)

GAUSS, Karl Friedrich (1777-1855). German mathematician, physicist and astronomer. Portrait of Carl Friederich Gauss. Engraving

Background image1855 Collection: England / Malvern

England / Malvern
THE BEACON, WORCESTERSHIRE A windy day on the Beacon

Background image1855 Collection: Last of England (Colour)

Last of England (Colour)
THE LAST OF ENGLAND -the definitive emigration image, showing a couple in pensive mood as their ship leaves the white cliffs of England. She is clutching their baby

Background image1855 Collection: Leech Cartoon Dinosaurs

Leech Cartoon Dinosaurs
The figures of prehistoric animals in the Palace grounds, created by Waterhouse Hawkins, are sufficiently realistic to frighten children

Background image1855 Collection: Silk Weaver 1855

Silk Weaver 1855
A Spitalfields weaver at work

Background image1855 Collection: Blackheath Fireworks

Blackheath Fireworks
The fall of Sebastopol is celebrated with dramatic fireworks and a large bonfire on Blackheath

Background image1855 Collection: Military / Dress / 19th Cent

Military / Dress / 19th Cent
RUSSIA - Two Circassian soldiers

Background image1855 Collection: CUBITT (1788-1855)

CUBITT (1788-1855)
Thomas Cubitt, London builder

Background image1855 Collection: Brighton / Aquarium Int

Brighton / Aquarium Int
Brighton, Sussex: an interior view of The Aquarium

Background image1855 Collection: Brighton / Adelaide Cres

Brighton / Adelaide Cres
Brighton, Sussex: on the beach near Adelaide Crescent and Brunswick Terrace

Background image1855 Collection: Smithfield Market

Smithfield Market
The last occasion of old Smithfield Market

Background image1855 Collection: The Crimean War, 1855: Map of the theater of war in the East. Engraving

The Crimean War, 1855: Map of the theater of war in the East. Engraving

Background image1855 Collection: Commemorative portrait of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

Commemorative portrait of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert
This is a commemorative portrait of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert as a young couple

Background image1855 Collection: Gold enamelled brooch, presented to Florence Nightingale

Gold enamelled brooch, presented to Florence Nightingale by Queen Victoria, 1855. Gold, with diamonds and enamel, said to have been designed by Prince Albert The Prince Consort (1819-1861)

Background image1855 Collection: Colonel James Skinner holding a Regimental Durbar

Colonel James Skinner holding a Regimental Durbar, 1827.Watercolour with gouache on European paper by Ghulam Ali Khan (fl 1817-1855), 1827.Inscribed in Nastaliq script lower left

Background image1855 Collection: The Hyde Ingatestone Essex

The Hyde Ingatestone Essex
The Hyde, Ingatestone, Essex. Date: 1855

Background image1855 Collection: View of Sheffield, England. Watercolor, c1854, by William Ibbitt

View of Sheffield, England. Watercolor, c1854, by William Ibbitt
VIEW OF SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND. View of Sheffield, England. Watercolor, c1854, by William Ibbitt

Background image1855 Collection: QUEENs DOCK, HULL. The Port of Hull is a trading port located at the confluence of the River Hull

QUEENs DOCK, HULL. The Port of Hull is a trading port located at the confluence of the River Hull and the Humber Estuary in the city of Kingston upon Hull in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England

Background image1855 Collection: LITTLE DORRIT

LITTLE DORRIT
Floras tour of inspection

Background image1855 Collection: Hiawatha / Portrait

Hiawatha / Portrait
A portrait of Hiawatha

Background image1855 Collection: The Last Day of the Old Smithfield Market, London 1855

The Last Day of the Old Smithfield Market, London 1855
Last days trading at the Old Smithfield Market, London. Large number of cows, sheep and pigs in pens awaiting sale and slaughter. In the background, the dome of St. Pauls Cathedral is silhouetted

Background image1855 Collection: Sydenham Cedar of Lebanon

Sydenham Cedar of Lebanon
Sydenham (Cedar of Lebanon) (1855). Moore, James 1819 - 1883. Date: 1855

Background image1855 Collection: Pen and ink sketch by B. Waterhouse Hawkins

Pen and ink sketch by B. Waterhouse Hawkins
Sketch on the reverse of a letter dated 24 October 1855, written to Professor Richard Owen from Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins Date: 1855



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"1855: A Year of Triumphs, Tragedies, and Transformations" In 1855, the Rifleman of the 95th (Rifles) Regiment of Foot showcased their unparalleled marksmanship skills on the battlefield. Their precision and bravery became legendary during the Crimean War. Meanwhile, a beef cuts diagram from that year provided insight into the culinary preferences of the era. As people savored various cuts, they marveled at how food could unite even in times of conflict. The Crystal Palace in 1855 witnessed an extraordinary event as dinosaurs came to life through Punch magazine's imaginative illustrations. This whimsical display captivated visitors and transported them to a prehistoric world. Amidst these cultural marvels, John Moses Browning was born – a visionary who would revolutionize firearms design with his innovative inventions later in life. In Manchester, compassion prevailed as orphaned children found solace at the Warehousemen Orphan Schools in Cheadle Hulme. These institutions offered hope and education to those less fortunate. Inspired by Aesop's fable about Wind and Sun competing for supremacy over a traveler's cloak, individuals sought valuable lessons about gentleness triumphing over force during this time. However, not all stories ended happily. The Charge of the British Light Cavalry Brigade immortalized both courage and tragedy during their ill-fated assault at Balaclava during the Crimean War. On a brighter note, Withington Hospital opened its doors in Manchester – providing medical care to those in need while fostering advancements in healthcare practices throughout England. Across waters lay Royal Victoria Dock – bustling with trade ships from around the globe. This hub symbolized Britain's growing influence on international commerce during this era of expansionism. Philosopher Soren Kierkegaard delved deep into existential questions that challenged societal norms and beliefs - provoking introspection among intellectuals worldwide during this transformative period.