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1874 Collection

"1874: A Year of Icons and Exploration" In 1874, the world witnessed a myriad of remarkable events and individuals that left an indelible mark on history

Background image1874 Collection: W Churchill Gives V Sign

W Churchill Gives V Sign
WINSTON CHURCHILL British statesman and author Gives the V-sign in 1940

Background image1874 Collection: Map of Isle of Wight

Map of Isle of Wight
A Map of the Isle of Wight, showing the internal railway system and the new & short route between the island and the Hampshire coast

Background image1874 Collection: Gustav Holst (Lambert)

Gustav Holst (Lambert)
GUSTAV HOLST - English composer and music teacher

Background image1874 Collection: Winston Churchill / World

Winston Churchill / World
WINSTON CHURCHILL British statesman and author

Background image1874 Collection: 1874 Charles Darwin picture by Leonard

1874 Charles Darwin picture by Leonard
Photograph of Charles Darwin taken by his son Leonard around 1874 when Darwin was in his mid sixties. It appeared in " Charles Darwin

Background image1874 Collection: Shackleton / Graphic 1914

Shackleton / Graphic 1914
ERNEST SHACKLETON Irish Antartic explorer, photographed before his bid to cross the Antartic continent in 1914

Background image1874 Collection: WAGNER: GOTTERDAMMERUNG. Richard Wagner (1813-1883)

WAGNER: GOTTERDAMMERUNG. Richard Wagner (1813-1883). German composer. Manuscript for Gotterdammerung, 1874

Background image1874 Collection: Lions and Dead Quagga, by Thomas Baines

Lions and Dead Quagga, by Thomas Baines
Lions and Dead Quagga, Vultures and Adjutants, Zululand, by Thomas Baines (1820-1875). (3 of 5) Date: 1874

Background image1874 Collection: Shackleton Portrait

Shackleton Portrait
ERNEST SHACKLETON Naval officer and explorer of the Antarctic. Date: 1874 - 1922

Background image1874 Collection: The Black Rhinoceros Charging, by Thomas Baines

The Black Rhinoceros Charging, by Thomas Baines (1820-1875). (4 of 5) Date: 1874

Background image1874 Collection: MONET: SAILBOAT at Petit-Gennevilliers. Oil on canvas, 1874

MONET: SAILBOAT at Petit-Gennevilliers. Oil on canvas, 1874

Background image1874 Collection: Houdini with Canister

Houdini with Canister
Harry Houdini with a canister from which he emerged while underwater

Background image1874 Collection: Churchill / Iwn May 1915

Churchill / Iwn May 1915
WINSTON CHURCHILL As First Lord of the Admiralty during the political crisis in the early months of the First World War

Background image1874 Collection: Steve Bloomer, English footballer and manager

Steve Bloomer, English footballer and manager
Steve Bloomer (1874-1938), English footballer and manager. He played for Derby County, Middlesbrough and England during the 1890s and 1900s, and was famous for his prolific scoring of goals

Background image1874 Collection: The King of Ashantis Palace at Kumasi, 1874

The King of Ashantis Palace at Kumasi, 1874
The King of Ashantis palace at Kumasi, the Ashanti capital, viewed from the east in 1874 towards the end of the second Ashanti War (1873-74)

Background image1874 Collection: Wreck of the SS Chusan, Ardrossan, 1874

Wreck of the SS Chusan, Ardrossan, 1874
Engraving showing the wreck of the paddle-steamer Chusan near the entrance to Ardrossan Harbour, Scotland, 1874

Background image1874 Collection: A Young Winston Churchill

A Young Winston Churchill
Winston Churchill (1874-1965) photographed in 1906 at the age of 32, while he held the post of Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies

Background image1874 Collection: Horse-Drawn Canal Barge

Horse-Drawn Canal Barge
On the road: two canal barges are pulled along by horses on the river bank; the lead horse is tempted onwards with a bowl of food

Background image1874 Collection: Churchill / Skipper / 1940

Churchill / Skipper / 1940
WINSTON CHURCHILL " Our Skipper"

Background image1874 Collection: W Churchill / In Doorway

W Churchill / In Doorway
WINSTON CHURCHILL British statesman and author Stands in a doorway in 1940

Background image1874 Collection: Cartoon of Winston Churchill, British statesman

Cartoon of Winston Churchill, British statesman
A cartoon depiction of Winston Churchill, British statesman and historian

Background image1874 Collection: Charles Darwin with a lookalike ape

Charles Darwin with a lookalike ape
Charles Darwin holding up a hand mirror to an ape, showing how alike the pair of them are

Background image1874 Collection: Gladstone / Disraeli 1874

Gladstone / Disraeli 1874
The Managers Room Mr Punch as theatre manager asks his dramatists Gladstone and Disraeli what their plans are for the season. Date: 3 January 1874

Background image1874 Collection: Jules Harder, the first chef at San Franciscos Palace Hotel. Oil on canvas by Joseph Harrington

Jules Harder, the first chef at San Franciscos Palace Hotel. Oil on canvas by Joseph Harrington, 1874
PALACE HOTEL CHEF. Jules Harder, the first chef at San Franciscos Palace Hotel. Oil on canvas by Joseph Harrington, 1874

Background image1874 Collection: Fante Soldiers serving with the British against the Ashanti

Fante Soldiers serving with the British against the Ashanti
Soldiers from the Fante tribe who served under the British in their war against the Ashanti empire on the Gold Coast. In 1873

Background image1874 Collection: Ernest Shackleton

Ernest Shackleton
Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton (1874-1922), British explorer, dressed for Antarctic conditions. Shackleton made four expeditions to the South Pole during his career

Background image1874 Collection: Aston Villa F. C in 1894

Aston Villa F. C in 1894
Team photograph of Aston Villa in First Division champions in 1894. Formed in 1874 by members of the Villa Cross Wesleyan Chapel in Aston, Birmingham

Background image1874 Collection: Churchill / Smiling / 1924

Churchill / Smiling / 1924
WINSTON CHURCHILL British statesman

Background image1874 Collection: G K Chesterton, writer

G K Chesterton, writer
Gilbert Keith Chesterton writer

Background image1874 Collection: MOLLY MAGUIRES, 1874. Holding a clandestine meeting during a strike in the Pennsylvania coal fields

MOLLY MAGUIRES, 1874. Holding a clandestine meeting during a strike in the Pennsylvania coal fields. Wood engraving from an American newspaper of 1874

Background image1874 Collection: Sheffield Football Club, 1874

Sheffield Football Club, 1874
Engraving of the Sheffield Football Club team, seen at the end of the 1873-1874 season. Sheffield FC was founded in 1857 and is, reputedly, the oldest club in the world

Background image1874 Collection: Transit of Venus 1874

Transit of Venus 1874
A diagram showing the areas of the world which will be able to view the transit of Venus across the face of the sun on the 8th December 1874

Background image1874 Collection: Gertrude Stein

Gertrude Stein
GERTRUDE STEIN American writer

Background image1874 Collection: The Battle of Trafalgar, John Christian Schetky, 1778-1874, British

The Battle of Trafalgar, John Christian Schetky, 1778-1874, British

Background image1874 Collection: The Rosetta Stone, British Museum, London, 1874

The Rosetta Stone, British Museum, London, 1874
Engraving showing the scene at the British Museum, London, in 1874 with a large group of people crowding round the Rosetta Stone during the International Congress of Orientalists

Background image1874 Collection: Trade Union March 1874

Trade Union March 1874
Trade Unionists marching through Manchester in support of locked-out farm labourers

Background image1874 Collection: Shackleton [Ritchie]

Shackleton [Ritchie]
Sir ERNEST HENRY SHACKLETON Irish Antarctic explorer

Background image1874 Collection: BEARDED LADY. Julia Pastrana, a celebrated bearded lady of the 19th century: wood engraving, 1874

BEARDED LADY. Julia Pastrana, a celebrated bearded lady of the 19th century: wood engraving, 1874

Background image1874 Collection: RACE FOR A WHALE. Wood engraving, American, after Isaiah West Taber, 1874

RACE FOR A WHALE. Wood engraving, American, after Isaiah West Taber, 1874

Background image1874 Collection: Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill
WINSTON CHURCHILL A facial portrait of Winston Spencer Churchill when he was First Lord of the Admiralty

Background image1874 Collection: Somerset Maugham / Cig

Somerset Maugham / Cig
WILLIAM SOMERSET MAUGHAM English novelist and short story writer, in 1936

Background image1874 Collection: Guglielmo Marconi

Guglielmo Marconi
GUGLIELMO MARCONI Italian physicist and inventor in yachting attire and with communications apparatus

Background image1874 Collection: Winston Churchill / Stamp

Winston Churchill / Stamp
WINSTON CHURCHILL, British Statesman, here as First Lord of the Admiralty during World War One

Background image1874 Collection: Leaving Queenstown

Leaving Queenstown
A large crowd of Irish emigrants gather at the harbour at Queenstown ready to depart for a new life in America

Background image1874 Collection: Irish emigrants leaving Queenstown (Cobh), the port for Cork, for the United States - 1874

Irish emigrants leaving Queenstown (Cobh), the port for Cork, for the United States - 1874. Some a buying last-minute trinkets and good luck tokens

Background image1874 Collection: MAP: CHICAGO, 1874. Map of Chicago, Illinois, and its suburbs

MAP: CHICAGO, 1874. Map of Chicago, Illinois, and its suburbs. Line engraving, 1874, by Rufus Blanchard

Background image1874 Collection: AMERICAN CIRCUS, c1874. The Grand Layout. Circus parade around tents with a crowd watching

AMERICAN CIRCUS, c1874. The Grand Layout. Circus parade around tents with a crowd watching alongside a railroad train. American lithograph, c1874

Background image1874 Collection: Ashley Hill Station, c. 1900

Ashley Hill Station, c. 1900
A view of 0-6-0 saddle tank, No 1874, leaving Ashley Hill station for Bristol Temple Meads in c.1900. A number of onlookers are sitting on the embankment watching the station traffic



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"1874: A Year of Icons and Exploration" In 1874, the world witnessed a myriad of remarkable events and individuals that left an indelible mark on history. From the picturesque Isle of Wight captured in a stunning map to Winston Churchill defiantly flashing the V sign, this year was filled with captivating moments. One such moment was the iconic portrait of Charles Darwin by Leonard, showcasing the brilliant mind behind evolutionary theory. Meanwhile, another future leader emerged as young Winston Churchill embarked on his journey towards shaping the world. The realm of arts flourished too, with Gustav Holst's mesmerizing composition "Lambert" enchanting audiences worldwide. Simultaneously, Richard Wagner's masterpiece "Götterdämmerung" captivated hearts and minds with its grandeur and emotional depth. Across oceans, Claude Monet skillfully immortalized a sailboat at Petit-Gennevilliers through his masterful brushstrokes in oil on canvas – a testament to his artistic genius. Amidst these cultural milestones stood Thomas Baines' awe-inspiring depiction of The Black Rhinoceros Charging - an image that both fascinated and instilled respect for nature's power. Exploration took center stage as Ernest Shackleton ventured into uncharted territories. His graphic portrayal showcased not only his bravery but also humanity's insatiable thirst for discovery. Traveling further eastward brought us face-to-face with The King of Ashantis Palace at Kumasi in 1874 – a glimpse into African heritage and regal splendor that continues to fascinate even today. As time marched forward, Winston Churchill resurfaced once more in May 1915 during World War I – reminding us all of his unwavering determination amidst adversity. Indeed, 1874 was an extraordinary year where maps unfolded secrets waiting to be discovered; where great minds like Darwin challenged our understanding; where art transcended boundaries; where nature's majesty and human resilience intertwined.